Marine maps

A nautical chart is an essential tool used by mariners to guide them safely from port to port. 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.

Choose from 946 charts covering the three Canadian coasts and main inland waterways. The nautical charts are always up-to-date.

Under the regulation on charts and nautical publications of the shipping of the Canada, 2001, all vessels operating in Canadian waters must have on board and use the charts and related nautical publications issued by the Hydrographic Service of the Canada or with the permission of the.

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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