Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)’s exceptional nautical charts and navigational products help ensure the safe navigation of Canada’s
waterways. These charts are the ‘road maps’ that guide mariners safely from port to port. With increasing commercial shipping, fishing activity, recreational boating, and the development of ocean resources, the role of CHS is more vital than ever. These charts are specifically designed to meet the requirements of marine navigation by showing the depths of water, the nature of the sea bottom, elevations, configuration and characteristics of the coast, dangers, and aids to navigation.
All vessels in Canada’s waters must carry and use nautical charts and related publications from the Canadian Hydrographic Service in accordance with the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
Please use the following links to see detailed indexes of the Canadian Hydrographic Service charts