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Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters
Annex B - Reference Material

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Annex B - Reference Material

B.1 Navigational Charts, Notices To Mariners, Radio Aids, Lists Of Lights, And Sailing Directions

Under the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995, made pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the person in charge of the navigation of a ship shall use the most recent edition of a chart that is issued officially by or on the authority of the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

For the latest information on official paper charts, S-57 vector Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), BSB Raster Navigational Charts (RNC) and nautical publications, as well as a list of authorized Canadian Hydrographic Service dealers worldwide, please visit the website or contact:

Canadian Hydrographic Service
615 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0E6

Attention: Client Services
E-mail: Client Services
Phone: 1 (866) 546-3613

The following are a list of publications available from the Canadian Hydrographic Service:

  • Notices to Mariners - Annual Edition
  • Radio Aids to Marine Navigation Atlantic - Great Lakes (includes Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, and Arctic)
  • Radio Aids to Marine Navigation Pacific (includes Western and Central Arctic)
  • List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals, Newfoundland (includes Labrador)
  • List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals, Inland Waters (contains the Arctic aids to navigation)
  • Atlantic Coast (includes the Gulf and River St. Lawrence to Montreal)
  • Arctic Canada Vol. I (Fourth Edition 1994)
  • Arctic Canada Vol. II (Fourth Edition 1985)
  • Arctic Canada Vol. III (Fifth Edition 1994)
  • Gulf and River St. Lawrence (Fifth Edition 1983)
  • ATL 100 – General Information – Atlantic Coast, (First Edition, 1992) + Binder
  • ATL 101 – Newfoundland - Northeast and East Coasts,(First Edition 1997)
  • ATL 102 – Newfoundland – East and South Coasts, (First Edition 1995)
  • ATL 103 – Newfoundland – Southwest Coast, (First Edition 1995)
  • ATL 107 – Saint John River, (First edition 1994)
  • ATL 110 – St. Lawrence River – Cap Whittle/Cap Gaspé to Les Escoumins, (First Edition 1992)
  • ATL 111 – St. Lawrence River – Ile Verte to Quebec, (First Edition 1992)
  • ATL 112 – St. Lawrence River – Cap-Rouge to Montreal (First Edition 1992)
  • CEN 300 – General Information, Great Lakes, (First Edition 1996)
  • CEN 301 – St. Lawrence River, Montreal to Kingston, (First Edition 1996)
  • CEN 302 - Lake Ontario (First Edition 1996)
  • CEN 303 – Welland Canal and Lake Erie, (First Edition 1996)
  • CEN 304 – Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River, (First Edition 1996)
  • CEN 306 – Georgian Bay, (First Edition 1998)
  • Great Lakes - Volume 2, (Seventh Edition 1993)
  • Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River (Seventh Edition 1989)
  • British Columbia – Volume 1, (Fifteenth Edition 1990)
  • British Columbia - Volume 2, (Twelfth Edition 1991)
  • Canadian Tide and Current Tables Vol. 4 - Arctic and Hudson Bay

B.2 Ice Information

For the latest information and publications related to ice conditions in Canadian waters, please visit Latest ice conditions or contact:

Environment Canada,
Canadian Ice Service
373 Sussex Drive, E-3,
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, K1A 0H3

The following is a list of publications available from the Canadian Ice Service:

  • MANICE is the Manual of Standard Procedures for Observing and Reporting Ice ConditionsMANICE is the authoritative document for observing all forms of ice, including Sea Ice, Lake and River Ice, and Ice of Land Origin.
  • Annual Arctic Ice Atlas is a continuing series prepared each year by the Canadian Ice Service since 1990. The collection of atlases documents Canadian Arctic winter sea ice conditions to provide a comparison from year to year.
  • 30 Year Climatic Atlases for Northern Canadian Waters, East Coast and Great Lakes
  • Seasonal Outlooks for North American Arctic Waters
  • Seasonal Summaries for the Canadian Arctic

B.3 Navigation

For the latest publications related to Marine Safety, please visit Marine Safety Publications page. An example of some publications related to navigation in ice is listed below:

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