Current river conditions:Winter is now upon us and it's a time where parents and teachers should remind children at risk about the dangers of cold water and Thin Ice. Ice rescues are preventable and put both the public and emergency crews at risk.
Ice rescues should be left to trained first responders, anyone who sees a person or animal in distress should call 911 instead of taking matters into their own hands.
The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit would like to remind all Citizens of Winnipeg to use extreme caution around all of our frozen waterways. The Winnipeg Police Service considers all frozen bodies of water within the City of Winnipeg to be considered extremely unsafe.
Ice thickness is always unpredictable on all waterways and ponds so we encourage all citizens to stay clear of these surfaces as well as the banks around them.
Falling thru the ice could cost you your life so take our advice and stay off the ice.
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.
Speed limits for boaters
Red River - Daytime 70 Km - Night 50 Km
Assiniboine River - Daytime 37 Km - Night 10 Km
All public Boat Launches and docks on the Red River are designated 9 Km/Hour.