On the water

Lighthouses, navigation and marine conditions, search and rescue, and small craft harbours.

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Services and information

Small craft harbours

About small craft harbours and harbour authorities, lists and maps.

Navigation and marine conditions

Navigation by region, communications and traffic systems, nautical charts, weather reports, icebreaking, navigation aids.

Lighthouses

Purpose and uses, heritage structures and map of historic lighthouses from coast to coast.

Search and rescue

Incident reporting, beacon registration and what we're doing.

Marine safety

Canada’s marine safety system on the East and West coasts, including response to ship-source oil spills.

Features

Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources.

2020 tide and current tables

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

Download sailing directions

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