Safety on Rivers & Waterways
Members of the Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol enforce federal, and provincial statutes, and City of Winnipeg by-laws within Winnipeg.
Current river conditions:
All waterways should be considered hazardous at this time. All boat launches are closed to the public until further notice. The high and swift moving waters are extremely dangerous and cold and should be avoided as there is seen and unseen debris in the water. All rivers, streams, retention ponds and ditches should be considered dangerous as well for the same reason.Be water smart, stay away and stay safe.
- Red River - Daytime 70 kph - Night 50 kph
- Assiniboine River - Daytime 37 kph - Night 10 kph
- Boat Launches and docks on the Red River are designated 9 kph.
Vessel Regulations, Boating Safety & Licensing
Transport Canada develops regulations, policies, standards, procedures, and work instructions related to vessel design, construction, safety equipment and oversight.
They also provide programs and services for safety, oversight, compliance and enforcement of Canadian vessels and manufacturers of vessels and safety equipment.
Visit the Transport Canada website for information on operating vessels on all waterways. This information includes: