Sailing Directions

SAILING DIRECTIONS are the indispensable companions to charts. Sailing Directions is a great tool for planning and assisting in navigation because they provide information that cannot be shown on a chart.

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Sailing Direction Coverage

There are 34 Sailing Directions booklets and 2 Small Craft Guides covering Canadian waters. Thirty of these Sailing Directions booklets are available as Print-On-Demand (POD).

A POD Sailing Directions is being printed with all Notices to Mariners updates.

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Atlantic Coast Sailing Directions

Atlantic Coast Sailing Directions

No. Title Price POD Footnote *
ATL 100E General Information, Atlantic Coast, 2007 $14.95
ATL 101E Newfoundland, Northeast and East Coasts, 2013 $14.95
ATL 102E Newfoundland, East and South Coasts, 2008 $14.95
ATL 103E Newfoundland, Southwest Coast, 2010 $13.95
ATL 104E Cape North to Cape Canso (including Bras d’Or Lake), 2010 $14.95
ATL 105E Cape Canso to Cape Sable (including Sable Island), 2014 $18.95
ATL 106E Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, 2001 $18.95
ATL 107E Saint John River, 2009 $14.95
ATL 108E Gulf of St. Lawrence (Southwest Portion), 2006 $20.95
ATL 109E Gulf of St. Lawrence (Northeast Portion), 2006 $19.95
ATL 110E St. Lawrence River, Cap Whittle/Cap Gaspé to Les Escoumins and Anticosti Island, 2011 $10.95
ATL 111E St. Lawrence River, Île Verte to Québec and Fjord du Saguenay, 2007 $9.95
ATL 112E St. Lawrence River, Cap-Rouge to Montréal and Rivière Richelieu, 2009 $9.95
ATL 120E Labrador, Camp Islands to Hamilton Inlet (including Lake Melville), 2004 $18.95
ATL 121E Labrador, Hamilton Inlet to Cape Chidley (including Button Islands and Gray Strait), 2016 $18.95
Central Canada Sailing Directions

Central Canada Sailing Directions

No. Title Price POD Footnote *
CEN 300E General Information, Great Lakes, 1996 $14.95
CEN 301E St. Lawrence River, Montréal to Kingston, 2010 $14.95
CEN 302E Lake Ontario,1996 $14.95
CEN 303E Welland Canal and Lake Erie,1996 $14.95
CEN 304E Detroit River, Lake St.Clair, St.Clair River, 1996 $9.95
CEN 305E Lake Huron, St. Marys River, Lake Superior, 2000 $19.95
CEN 306E Georgian Bay, 2015 $19.95
CEN 307E North Channel of Lake Huron, 2000 $14.95
CEN 308E Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, 2003 $19.95
CEN 309E Trent-Severn Waterway, 2016 $18.95
Small Craft Guides
P142 Lake Nipissing, 1987 $6.00
Pacific Coast Sailing Directions

Pacific Coast Sailing Directions

No. Title Price POD Footnote *
PAC 200E General Information, Pacific Coast, 2006 $19.95
PAC 201E Juan de Fuca Strait and Strait of Georgia, 2012 $26.95
PAC202E Discovery Passage to Queen Charlotte Strait and West Coast of Vancouver Island, 2016 $22.95
PAC 205E Inner Passage - Queen Charlotte Sound to Chatham Sound, 2002 $19.95
PAC 206E Hecate Strait, Dixon Entrance, Portland Inlet and Adjacent Waters and Haida Gwaii, 2015 $19.95
Northern Canada Sailing Directions

Northern Canada Sailing Directions

No. Title Price POD Footnote *
ARC 400E General Information, Northern Canada, 2009 $26.95
ARC 401E Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay and Adjoining Waters, 2009 $25.95
ARC 402E Eastern Arctic, 2014 $26.95
ARC 403E Western Arctic, 2011 $21.95
ARC 404E Great Slave Lake and Mackenzie River, 2012 $21.50

Sailing Directions Features

Oblique aerial photography of harbours and prominent features
Plans of harbours, wharves and bridges supplemental to those carried on the charts.
Voyage Planning : historical meteorological and ice conditions, climate, tidal streams, distance between ports tables, preferred routes, preferred tides or weather conditions to enter or leave port or to make passage, regulations.
Safety Information: Canadian buoyage system description, cold water survival, effect of wind on exposed persons, sailing plan, distress assistance.
Cultural and historical information: description of government, ethnicity of the population, historically significant points of interest, ecological reserves, plant and animal life.
Port Facilities: berths, anchorage, mooring, fresh water, fuel, waste oil collection, chandlery, slips, medical.
Navigation Objects: buoys, lights, radio aids, conspicuous objects (headlands, hills, churches, towers), calling-in-points, traffic lanes.
Dangers: rocks, reefs, wrecks, currents, local ice conditions, local weather conditions affecting safe navigation.
Government Agencies: Pilotage, Life Saving Stations, Customs, Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, Police.

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