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Nautical publications

CHS offers a wide range of nautical publications that are indispensable companions to charts, enhancing safety at sea.

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Canadian Hydrographic Service Publications

Tide and Current Tables

Predicted times and heights of high and low tides, as well as times and speeds of weak and strong currents.

Sailing Directions

Used for planning and assisting in navigation because they provide information that cannot be shown on a chart.

Paper Chart Catalogues

Explore the geographical extent of paper charts produced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

Chart 1

Explanations of the symbols, abbreviations and terms needed to interpret nautical charts.

Atlas of Tidal Currents

Comprehensive view of the hourly rate and direction of major tidal currents.

Canadian Coast Guard Publications

Canadian Aids to Navigation System

Providing descriptions and locations of external aids to navigation – lights, buoys, lightstations, fog signals, and more – to help mariners navigate safely.

Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters

Providing critical information for ice navigation.

List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals

Providing key information on aids to navigation.

Notices to Mariners Monthly Editions

Providing essential monthly updates to charts and publications, including newly discovered hazards to navigation.

Notices to Mariners Annual Edition

Providing a breadth of important information for marine navigation in Canada.

Radio Aids to Marine Navigation

Providing information on the radio communications and radio aids to navigation services provided by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Other Canadian Coast Guard publications - Find corporate information and publications from CCG programs and services.

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