Nautical charts and services

Nautical charts, navigational products and survey results from the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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All vessels in Canadian waters must carry and use nautical charts and related publications pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, that are issued by, or on the authority of, the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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Nautical charts and publications

Buy publications, register or buy digital or paper charts, checklists of replaced or withdrawn charts.

Data products and surveys

Hydrographic survey results and data, horizontal control data, maritime boundary maps.

Copyright and licensing

Hydrographic products, data, manufacturers, licensing agreements, royalties and intellectual property.

Arctic charting

Arctic seabed surveys and opportunities in northern safety, sovereignty, science and archeology.

Help and information

Frequently asked questions, tips and contact information about the Canadian Hydrographic Service.


Navigational products, services and information to ensure the safety of mariners.

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