The following links will connect those in the Marine Infrastructure to navigational charts and nautical publications, which can assist in planning or improve safety.
Navigational Charts & Nautical Publications
Navigational Charts & Nautical Publications are available from The Canadian Hydrographic Service. This site offers clients up-to-date, timely, and accurate Hydrographic publications necessary for safe and efficient navigation of the navigable waters of Canada.
Canadian Tide Tables
The Canadian Tide & Current Tables are maintained by the Canadian Hydrographic Service. As of April 30th 2003, the Tidal Predictions Web Site has been revamped to include an increased variety of information on tides, currents and water levels in Canada. Tidal predictions (predicted times and heights) for approximately 700 Canadian locations are available. High and low tides, as well as hourly height values are presented in graphical, tabular and text format for 7 day periods up to a year in advance or within the past year. It is also possible to access water level height information based on data from the CHS permanent network of gauging stations, located throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay as well as the Arctic. These gauges are operated by the Tides, Currents and Water Levels section in CHS Central and Arctic Region.
Notices to Mariners (NOTMAR)
Notices to Mariners confirms changes that have occurred and allow mariners to maintain their respective charts and related nautical publications up-to-date. In addition to informing mariners of navigational hazards, Notices to Mariners also provides information and updates on regulations and procedures governing vessel entry and transit of Canadian waters. This site also offers a web-based registration service which permits users to register nautical charts in their possession.
Canadian Coast Guard Navigation Systems establishes and maintains aids to navigation navigational aids that assist vessels to navigate safely through our waterways. This program ensures the public's right to navigate and keeps waters accessible by providing aids to navigation, protecting navigable waters, and ensuring Canadian shipping channels are safe, efficient and compliant with Canada’s sustainable development principles and guidelines.
Marine Communications & Traffic Services (MCTS)
Marine Communications & Traffic Services serves the marine community and the public at large to ensure the safety of life at sea in response to international agreements, protection of the environment through traffic management, efficient movement of shipping and information for business & the national interest.