Maps and Navigation

VFR aeronautical information consists of VFR Navigation Charts (VNC), World Aeronautical Charts (WAC), the VFR Terminal Area Charts (VTA) and the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) or the Water Aerodrome Supplement (WAS). Information printed on the aeronautical charts includes topography, hydrography, aerodromes, navigation aids, airways and other controlled airspace, and enroute hazards, such as advisory areas, restricted areas, and obstructions. Complete coverage of Canada is available in the VNC (1:500 000 scale) and WAC (1:1 000 000 scale). Other aeronautical information required for use in VFR flight but not suitable for depiction on visual aeronautical charts, is published in the CFS. The CFS supports and complements the visual charts for all of Canada and some North Atlantic destinations, and includes a complete list of navigation aids associated with airport, the current status of individual airports, the availability of facilities and services at airports, the telephone numbers for flight planning services, general procedural information and aerodrome sketches.

To satisfy special operational requirements at certain high-density traffic airports having complex airspace structures, VTA Charts are available in a scale of 1:250 000. VTA Charts are produced for Vancouver, Edmonton/Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montréal.