Sailing Directions

The Sailing Directions booklets are an indispensable companion to nautical charts. They are a great tool for planning and assisting in navigation because they provide information that cannot be shown on a chart.

All hard copy Print on Demand (POD) Sailing Directions booklets are being printed with current Notices to Mariners updates applied. These POD booklets are available for purchase from authorized chart dealers located across Canada and around the world.

Free downloadable Sailing Directions now available

Important note

It is the mariners' responsibility to maintain their digital Sailing Directions file by ensuring that the latest version is always downloaded. If the mariner chooses to print their own Sailing Directions booklet, it is imperative that the current Notices to Mariners updates are applied. Please check this page by the 15th of the month to verify the last update date for the booklet that has been downloaded, and download a new copy as required. Do not leave port without it!

Atlantic Coast Sailing Directions
No. Title, free downloadable version Hard copy price
ATL 100E  General Information, Atlantic Coast, 2007 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2018) (PDF) $14.95
ATL 101E  Newfoundland, Northeast and East Coasts, 2013 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $14.95
ATL 102E  Newfoundland, East and South Coasts, 2008 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $14.95
ATL 103E  Newfoundland, Southwest Coast, 2010 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $13.95
ATL 104E  Cape North to Cape Canso (including Bras d’Or Lake), 2010 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $14.95
ATL 105E  Cape Canso to Cape Sable (including Sable Island), 2014 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2019) (PDF) $18.95
ATL 106E  Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, 2001 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 04/2019) (PDF) $18.95
ATL 107E  Saint John River, 2009 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) $14.95
ATL 108E  Gulf of St. Lawrence (Southwest Portion), 2006 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) $20.95
ATL 109E  Gulf of St. Lawrence (Northeast Portion), 2006 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2019) (PDF) $19.95
ATL 110E  St. Lawrence River, Cap Whittle/Cap Gaspé to Les Escoumins and Anticosti Island, 2011 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $10.95
ATL 111E  St. Lawrence River, Île Verte to Québec and Fjord du Saguenay, 2007 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2019) (PDF) $9.95
ATL 112E  St. Lawrence River, Cap-Rouge to Montréal and Rivière Richelieu, 2009 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $9.95
ATL 120E  Labrador, Camp Islands to Hamilton Inlet (including Lake Melville), 2004 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $18.95
ATL 121E  Labrador, Hamilton Inlet to Cape Chidley (including Button Islands and Gray Strait), 2016 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 03/2019) (PDF) $18.95
Central Canada Sailing Directions
No. Title, free downloadable version Hard copy price
CEN 300E  General Information, Great Lakes, 1996 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) $14.95
CEN 301E  St. Lawrence River, Montréal to Kingston, 2010 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 08/2019) (PDF) $14.95
CEN 302E  Lake Ontario,1996 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 03/2019) (PDF) $14.95
CEN 303E  Welland Canal and Lake Erie,1996 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 05/2019) (PDF) $14.95
CEN 304E  Detroit River, Lake St.Clair, St.Clair River, 1996 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 05/2019) (PDF) $9.95
CEN 305E  Lake Huron, St. Marys River, Lake Superior, 2000 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 04/2019) (PDF) $19.95
CEN 306E  Georgian Bay, 2015 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 10/2015) (PDF) $19.95
CEN 307E  North Channel of Lake Huron, 2000 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 04/2019) (PDF) $14.95
CEN 308E  Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, 2003 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) $19.95
CEN 309E  Trent-Severn Waterway, 2016 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 12/2016) (PDF) $18.95
Small Craft Guides
P142 Lake Nipissing, 1987 $6.00
Pacific Coast Sailing Directions
No. Title, free downloadable version Hard copy price
PAC 200E  General Information, Pacific Coast, 2006 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) (These Sailing Directions are only available in English) $19.95
PAC 201E  Juan de Fuca Strait and Strait of Georgia, 2012 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) (These Sailing Directions are only available in English) $26.95
PAC 202E  Discovery Passage to Queen Charlotte Strait and West Coast of Vancouver Island, 2016 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2019) (PDF) (These Sailing Directions are only available in English) $22.95
PAC 205E  Inner Passage - Queen Charlotte Sound to Chatham Sound, 2002 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 06/2019) (PDF) (These Sailing Directions are only available in English) $19.95
PAC 206E  Hecate Strait, Dixon Entrance, Portland Inlet and Adjacent Waters and Haida Gwaii, 2015 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 07/2019) (PDF) (These Sailing Directions are only available in English) $19.95
Northern Canada Sailing Directions
No. Title, free downloadable version Hard copy price
ARC 400E  General Information, Northern Canada, 2009 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 02/2013) (PDF) $26.95
ARC 401E  Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay and Adjoining Waters, 2009 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 02/2019) (PDF) $25.95
ARC 402E  Eastern Arctic, 2014 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 11/2018) (PDF) $26.95
ARC 403E  Western Arctic, 2011 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 03/2019) (PDF) $21.95
ARC 404E  Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River, 2012 (Corrected to Monthly Edition No. 05/2015) (PDF) $21.50
Sailing Directions Features
Oblique aerial photography of harbours and prominent features
Plans of harbours, wharves and bridges supplemental to those carried on the charts.
Voyage Planning : historical meteorological and ice conditions, climate, tidal streams, distance between ports tables, preferred routes, preferred tides or weather conditions to enter or leave port or to make passage, regulations.
Safety Information: Canadian buoyage system description, cold water survival, effect of wind on exposed persons, sailing plan, distress assistance.
Cultural and historical information: description of government, ethnicity of the population, historically significant points of interest, ecological reserves, plant and animal life.
Port Facilities: berths, anchorage, mooring, fresh water, fuel, waste oil collection, chandlery, slips, medical.
Navigation Objects: buoys, lights, radio aids, conspicuous objects (headlands, hills, churches, towers), calling-in-points, traffic lanes.
Dangers: rocks, reefs, wrecks, currents, local ice conditions, local weather conditions affecting safe navigation.
Government Agencies: Pilotage, Life Saving Stations, Customs, Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, Police.
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