About the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)

Since 1883, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) has studied Canada’s oceans, lakes and rivers to ensure their safe, sustainable and navigable use. Find out why CHS is a recognized world leader in hydrography.

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  • September 12 2014
    CHS and the 2014 Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition
    On Tue-9-Sep-2014 the Prime Minister of Canada announced that one of the two ships of the lost Franklin expedition had been located in Canada's Arctic. This historic event in our nation's history represents contributions of diverse skills, technologies and capabilities from a variety of organizations, from both the public and private sector. The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) played a leading role in this year's project, as it has for a number of years.
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