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Current River Conditions:

Warmer weather is upon us!
With the arrival of the warmer weather the ice conditions on the rivers and retention ponds within the City of Winnipeg have begun to deteriorate and are becoming unstable. Although they may appear to be completely frozen, please use caution as ice conditions can become unstable very quickly. Caution should always be used as with currents and outflows of water from varying sources, ice conditions may deteriorate and become unsafe. The Winnipeg Police Service considers all frozen bodies of water within the City of Winnipeg to be unsafe for recreational activities. The exceptions are areas that are checked and monitored for these activities.

Updated 2019-03-18

The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol is part of the Traffic Unit. The River Patrol is committed to enhancing the year-round use and safety of all navigable and frozen waterways including various retention ponds by education, enforcement of respective laws, acts, by-laws and regulations, and to further provide technical and advisory support to both internal and external agencies.

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Do you have an inquiry not covered by these pages? Contact the Winnipeg Police River Patrol Unit by calling 204-986-8035 or sending an email.

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Last update: November 20, 2018

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