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Winnipeg Police Service

River Patrol

Current River Conditions:

The current water conditions on the waterways within the City of Winnipeg are favorable for all pleasure craft, fishing and other water related activities. Although the water is still moving swiftly the water levels are near normal for this time of season. The docks at St. Vital and North Perimeter are now in place and the launches are open for their intended use.

Those venturing out onto the waterways are reminded to make sure that all their required safety equipment is in good working order. In Addition, all pleasure craft operators are reminded to adhere to all small vessel regulations. For additional information on boating safety, please visit 

The Winnipeg Police Service Wishes for everyone to have a safe season while enjoying the waterways within the City of Winnipeg.

Updated 2019-06-12

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.

Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety

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.


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Last update: September 3, 2019