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:
The City of Winnipeg Police River Patrol Unit wishes to remind all Citizens of Winnipeg about the present dangers in and around our waterways. All waterways should be considered dangerous and falling thru the ice could cost you your life. All parents and teachers should remind children at risk about the these dangers. This includes all frozen bodies of water such as rivers, creeks, ditches and retention ponds.
Take our advice and stay off the ICE.
Speed limits for boaters
- 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: