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Navigation and marine conditions

Navigation, communications and traffic services, nautical charts, weather reports, icebreaking, navigation aids.

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Services and information

Marine weather

Marine forecasts and warnings for regions in Canada.

Tides, currents and water levels

Vertical datums, predictions, observations, archives and history.

Nautical charts

Find, purchase, register or update a chart, locate a dealer, notices to mariners.

Buoys, lights and aids to navigation

Lights, buoys and fog signals, sailing directions, reference stations, levels of service and outage reporting.

Navigation by region

Weather, tides, ice, hazards, notices and charts by waterway.

Wave data

Buoy status reports, format descriptions, and wind and wave climate hindcasts.

Ice and icebreaking

Charts, current conditions, ice operations centres, icebreaker vessels and services, photo gallery.

Marine communications and traffic services

MCTS centres, shipping notices, vessel traffic management, radio aids, global maritime distress and safety systems.


CHS Digital Transformation Initiative

CHS Digital Transformation Initiative

At the Canadian Hydrographic Service, innovation is a guiding principle for the bold digital transformation initiative now underway.

2024 Tide Tables Available Now

2023 Tide Tables Available Now

Download your 2024 Canadian Tide and Current Tables now to help navigate safely through Canadian waters.

Download Sailing Directions today

Download Sailing Directions today

Discover free, downloadable Sailing Directions or purchase the booklet as an indispensable companion to nautical charts before sailing.

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