Nautical Charts

CHS distributes nautical charts for navigation through a dealer network that serves Canada and the entire world. For non-navigational purposes such as research or creating value-added products, apply for a copyright licence online.

Services and information

Purchase charts for navigation

Browse our catalogue, see prices, and learn how to obtain your digital chart transaction code.

Apply for non-navigational copyright licence

CHS offers a variety of copyright licences to those who wish to make use of Crown intellectual property managed by CHS.

Create your CHS Digital Data Portal account

Set up your GCKey account to obtain access to the CHS Digital Data Portal. Use the portal to download your Canadian Hydrographic Service digital charts and updates.

Download your digital nautical charts

If you have received a transaction code from a dealer or signed a copyright licence agreement, log in to the CHS Digital Data Portal to download your products.

Update your nautical charts

CHS regularly updates charts and it is essential you have the latest updates for safe navigation.

Chart Index

Explore the geographical extent of products produced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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