Following the basic rules of the Canadian Aids to Navigation System (TP 968) will lead to a better navigation system for all boaters and waterway users. These guidelines provide in-depth information on standard uses, colours, shapes and the identification of private buoys and other aids to navigation within Canada. You can buy Canadian Aids to Navigation System (TP 968) from any authorized government distributor, or by contacting:
Canadian Government Publishing PWGSC
If you place private buoys in charted waters, contact the nearest Canadian Coast Guard office and provide information on their characteristics and positions, so that it can be published in marine notices (i.e., Notices to Mariner, Notices to Shipping) and charted by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
For more information on aids to navigation in Canada, you may consult the following web site: http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/ccg/atn_home