14Canadian Nautical Charts and Publications and International Publications

Canadian nautical charts and publications are available from authorized Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Chart Dealers. For a complete list of authorized dealers, visit https://www.charts.gc.ca/charts-cartes/dealer-depositaire-eng.html. Alternatively, please contact the CHS Sales and Distribution office:

Canadian Hydrographic Service
Client Services
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6
Telephone: (613) 998-4931 or 1-866-546-3613
E-mail: chsinfo@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Website: www.charts.gc.ca

Regional Chart Catalogues are available in PDF format on the Canadian Hydrographic Service website at

and a digital Chart Index is available at

Canadian Tide and Current Tables are available on the Canadian Hydrographic Service website at
Sailing Directions are available on the Canadian Hydrographic Service website at http://charts.gc.ca/publications/sailingdirections-instructionsnautiques-eng.html
The List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals publications are available on the Notices to Mariners website at https://www.notmar.gc.ca/list-livre-en.php
Acts and Regulations can be accessed through Justice Canada website at


All regulations are published in bilingual format.

Non-official up-to-date consolidations of the regulations may be accessed through the Transport Canada website at http://www.tc.gc.ca

St. Lawrence Seaway Publications

The Seaway Handbook (includes Seaway Regulations) / Le Manuel de la Voie maritime (comprenant le Règlement sur la Voie maritime) available in English and French.

Pleasure Craft Guide / Guide des embarcations de plaisance, bilingual edition

Above publications are available from:

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
202 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON, K6J 3P7
Telephone: (613) 932-5170
Facsimile: (613) 932-7286
Website: http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com

Notices to Mariners (Avis aux navigateurs) are issued on the last Friday of each month, and are available in English and French at http://notmar.gc.ca

1Denotes that every ship fitted with radiotelegraph or radiotelephone installation must carry these regulations.

International Publications

1.Radio Publications

Compulsorily-fitted ship stations not on Convention voyages are required to carry the publication ‘’Radio Aids to Marine Navigation.’’ Additionally, ships making Convention voyages but remaining within Sea Areas A1 or A2 must carry the ITU publication ‘’List of Ship Stations’’ or ‘’List of Call Signs and Numerical Identities,’’ as well as a publication that lists the radiocommunication services of the coast stations in the area in which the ship is navigating, such as the U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) publication ‘’Radio Navigational Aids – Pub 117.’’

Ships making Convention voyages in Sea Areas A3 or A4 must carry the documents listed in Section VA of the ITU publication ‘’Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services’’ as well as the IMO publication ‘’Master Plan of the Shore-Based Facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS Master Plan).’’

ITU publications can be ordered from:

Sales Service
International Telecommunication Union
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 20

Telephone: +41 22 730 6141 (English)
Telephone: +41 22 730 6142 (French)
Facsimile: +41 22 730 5194

E-mail: sales@itu.int
Website: http://www.itu.int/

NIMA publications from:

Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

Telephone: (202) 512-1800
Facsimile: (202) 512-2250





List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations,
Edition 2021, CD (ITU)

213 CHF
(Swiss francs)


List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments,
Edition 2022, CD (ITU)

322 CHF
(Swiss francs)

Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and
Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services, Edition 2020 (ITU)

295 CHF
(Swiss francs)

2.IMO Publications

The following publications and all other texts issued by IMO, as listed in the IMO Publications Catalogue, which is free, may be ordered through the IMO website at http://www.imo.org or from:

IMO Publishing Service
International Maritime Organization
4 Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7SR
United Kingdom
: + 44(0)20-7735-7611
: + 44(0)20-7587-3241
: sales@imo.org

Payment must be made with order in pounds sterling or U.S. dollar equivalent.
(E = English edition, F = French edition)

Canadian distributors who maintain a permanent stock of all IMO publications are:

1Binnacle Yachting Equipment & Accessories Ltd.

1065 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 1R2
Telephone: +1 (800) 665-6464
Fax: +1 (902) 479-1518
Website: www.binnacle.com

2Maritime Services Ltd.

3440 Bridgeway Street, Vancouver BC V5K 1B6
Telephone: +1 (604) 294-3944
Fax: +1 (604) 294-0211
Website: www.maritimeservices.ca

3Nautical Mind Bookstore

249 Queen's Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2N5
Telephone: +1 (416) 203-1163
Website: www.nauticalmind.com

4OneOcean (Canada) Inc

555 Rene-Levesque Blvd Suite #1600, Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1B1
Telephone: +1 (514) 866-8342
Fax: +1 (514) 866-9050
Website: www.oneocean.com

5Weilbach Canada Ltd

#1520, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver BC V6E 4A6
Telephone: +1 (604) 563-1100
Website: www.weilbach.com

IMO has over 200 titles available in printed and electronic format. Details are available on the IMO website at https://www.imo.org/en/publications/Pages/Home.aspx

Since April 1st, 2013, in an effort to adopt and focus on newer technologies, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) ceased the printing of its List of Lights book, Annual Edition of the Notices to Mariners and also the Radio Aids to Marine Navigation Annual Publication. For complete details, please visit the following page: https://www.notmar.gc.ca.


The authorized dealers at major Canadian and Foreign seaports stock Canadian charts and publications necessary for commercial shipping in their districts. For a complete list of authorized dealers, visit http://www.charts.gc.ca/charts-cartes/dealer-depositaire-eng.html

Canadian Hydrographic Service
Client Services
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6

Telephone: (613) 998-4931 or 1-866-546-3613
E-mail: chsinfo@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Website: www.charts.gc.ca

Authority: Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)
Transport Canada

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