Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts
Although CHS does not sell charts directly to the public, we distribute to over 800 dealers across Canada and around the world. You can use this site to find the chart you need and the dealer nearest you. You can also register your digital chart to ensure you receive the latest updates.
CHS offers exceptional digital charts in two formats – Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and raster (BSB) charts. Both charts are available on CD and run on onboard computers.
ENCs offer powerful onscreen navigation via an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and meet the official S-57 international standard.
Raster charts are simple electronic versions of paper charts, popular on pleasure craft. Mariners using raster charts are required under the Canada Shipping Act to also carry paper charts as a backup.
- CHS Official Products and CHS Licensed Manufacturers
- What is the difference between a raster chart and an ENC?
KEEP YOUR CHARTS UP TO DATE. Every month we update Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts© to ensure you are navigating with the latest available information. Updates may consist of a New Chart, a New Edition or a change to the existing edition of a chart as advertised in Notices to Mariners. Monthly updates are included with your licence.
BSB v4 raster charts are not GIS compatible.
Contact us at CHSInfo@dfo-mpo.gc.ca for information
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