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I did not read all comments, but I think what everyone wants are the free NOAA booklet charts that allow you to print any NOAA chart on your home printer:
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/BookletChart.html

And if you want a waterproof chart you add these self adhesive transparent sheets:

http://m.staples.com/Fellowes-Letter-Size-Self-Adhesive-Laminating-Sheets-3-mil-10-pack/product_719627
 

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NOAA is now providing free PDF downloads for almost all of their charts: PDF Nautical Charts

NOAA also has PDF downloads to print Booklet charts (Letter size 8.8 x 11 inches) - they can be printed double sided and then bound into a booklet: BookletChart?

Also special thanks to Bob for the png files - I have used several of your files for teaching and making small sections of charts for PowerPoint presentations over the last few years
 

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Canada unfortunately doesn't think that since we have already paid the taxes for the production of charts that we should get them on the web like the US does. I know of no source for Canadian charts online.
And by the way everyone needs paper charts of their cruising area by law I believe. That may change but I don't think it has yet.
Bob's Link shows charts for the coast of BC, just gotta look for them.
 

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Bob's Link shows charts for the coast of BC, just gotta look for them.
If you mean this link: NOAA Nautical Charts in .png Format
you are mistaken. NOAA has never produced any charts of Canada - they only are produced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, an arm of the government in Canada.

Canada does not give charts away, unfortunately.
 

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I was referring to ( http://xpda.com/nauticalcharts/18400 strait of georgia and strait of juan de fuca.png ) This is a link from Bob's List. Just one of a couple that show the West Coast of British Columbia & Gulf Islands.
One chart shows a bit of the BC coast near Ketchikan and one (the one in your link) shows the area near Victoria as far as Vancouver. Both small scale and not enough detail to enter either without a larger scale chart of the area. The rest of our coast is not on the NOAA website. Canada (and other Commonwealth countries) are very tight with their charts unfortunately.
 
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