Instructional charts and sample products
These products contain fictitious data used for training and testing purposes and should not be used for navigation.
Instructional charts for training purposes
The Canadian Hydrographic Service offers 2 charts for instructional purposes: Chart 9996IC and 9997IC. These charts contain a cross-section of content that can be found on Canadian charts and are used by marine training programs as part of their course and examination materials.
Due to the size of the chart files, your web browser may not be able to fully load the preview. To view the full chart, please download the file to your computer or mobile device.
Free downloadable sample files
Test strip - shows a variety of symbols and colours used on CHS paper charts (see Chart 1 for detailed symbology descriptions). Not for Navigation. Published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. © Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2016.
Chart 9995 - available to download for free in a variety of formats in order to sample some of the different chart products that are available for sale.
- Chart 9995 in Raster Navigational Chart (RNC) BSBv3 format (ZIP, 951 KB)
- Chart 9995 in S57ENC vector Electronic Navigational Chart format (ZIP, 537 KB)
- Chart 9995 in PDF format (PDF, 57.2 MB)
- Chart 9995 in TIF format (TIF, 51.1 MB)
Order instructional charts from a registered chart dealer
To order a paper copy of Chart 9996IC or 9997IC please contact a dealer near you. Chart 9995 is not available for purchase in any format.
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