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:
Current river levels in Winnipeg are at normal summer levels with minimal debris in the water column. All boat launch facilities are open and accessible to boaters.
Information signs are posted at all boat launches for user groups to inform themselves with the rules and regulations pertinent to the City of Winnipeg before heading out.
- 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: