CHS offers a wide range of nautical publications that are indispensable companions to charts, enhancing safety at sea.

The CHS distributes its nautical charts and publications to over 700 dealers across Canada and around the world. You can use this site to find the publication that you need and the dealer nearest you.

CHS Publications

Atlas of Tidal Currents

Providing the hourly velocity and direction of tidal currents.

Canadian Tidal Manual

Theoretical background and the technical instruction involved in gathering and using tide, current, and water level information on hydrographic field surveys.

Canadian Tide and Current Tables

Providing the predicted tides in Canadian waters for one year.

Chart 1 - Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms

Providing explanations of the symbols, abbreviations and terms used in CHS nautical charts.

Chart Catalogues

Including four catalogues describing all available CHS charts.

Sailing Directions

Offering detailed descriptions of the best approaches to harbours, harbour facilities, anchorages, local history, regulations and more.

Other Nautical Publications

Canada Aids to Navigation System

Providing descriptions and locations of external aids to navigation – lights, buoys, lightstations, fog signals, and more – to help mariners navigate safely.

Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters

Providing critical information for ice navigation.

List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals

Providing key information on aids to navigation.

Notices to Mariners Monthly Edition

Providing essential monthly updates to charts and publications, including newly discovered hazards to navigation.

Notices to Mariners Annual Edition

Providing a breadth of important information for marine navigation in Canada.

Radio Aids to Marine Navigation

Providing information on the radio communications and radio aids to navigation services provided by the Canadian Coast Guard.

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