Navigation and marine conditions

Navigation, communications and traffic services, nautical charts, weather reports, icebreaking, navigation aids.

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Services and information

Buoys, lights and aids to navigation

Lights, buoys and fog signals, sailing directions, reference stations, levels of service and outage reporting.

Ice and icebreaking

Charts, current conditions, ice operations centres, icebreaker vessels and services, photo gallery.

Marine communications and traffic services (MCTS)

MCTS centres, shipping notices, vessel traffic management, radio aids, global maritime distress and safety systems.

Marine weather

Marine forecasts and warnings for regions in Canada.

Nautical charts

Find, purchase, register or update a chart, locate a dealer, notices to mariners.

Navigation by region

Weather, tides, ice, hazards, notices and charts by waterway.

Tides, currents and water levels

Vertical datums, predictions, observations, archives and history.

Wave data

Buoy status reports, format descriptions, and wind and wave climate hindcasts.


2019 tide and current tables

Access table, graphic and text formats for over 700 stations in Canada to navigate our waters safely.

Arctic voyage guide

Use our planning guide to chart your course across the Arctic.

Download Sailing Directions today

Discover free, downloadable Sailing Directions or purchase the booklet as an indispensable companion to nautical charts before sailing.