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Parks and Open Space

Public Notice

All Boat Launches are closed for the season.

Boat Launching Facilities

St. Vital Park Boat Launch North Perimeter Boat Launch

Due to fluctuating river levels, please follow WPS River Patrol safety guidelines.

Winnipeg's Red River Boat Launches

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North Perimeter Park North dock is CLOSED. Use extreme caution at rivers edge when launching.

  • Located at Main Street at the Perimeter Highway.
  • Features dock, ramp and parking for vehicles with trailers.

St. Vital Park Launch is CLOSED.

  • Located at 190 River Road.
  • Features dock, ramp and parking for vehicles with trailers.

Maple Grove Park Launch is CLOSED

  • Located at South St. Mary's Road at the Perimeter Highway.
  • Features dock, ramp and parking for vehicles with trailers.

Buchanan Marine Boat Launch Launch is CLOSED.
Suitable for small boats, launch at your own risk, there are no docks at this location.

  • Formerly known as Louise Bridge.
  • Located at the Southeast end of Louise bridge.
  • Features ramp and parking for vehicles with trailers.

Crescent Drive Park Canoe Launch Launch is CLOSED.
This launch is for non-motorized watercraft only.

Things to consider when planning your boat trip:

  • Docks and launch facilities depend on River Levels.
    (Call the water safe line - 311 if you have any questions or concerns about river levels). Use boat launches at your own risk.
  • Docks and ramps are open in the summer months during park hours (7am - 11pm).
  • There is no charge for city operated boat launch facilities.


River Speed Limit




Red River

70 km

50 km

Assiniboine River

37 km

10 km

Boat Launches, Marina & Public Docks

9 km (day or night)

Marinas, docks and launches include:

  • Maple Grove Park at St. Mary's Road
  • St. Vital Park Boat Launch
  • Buchanan Marine Boat Launch
  • North Main/Perimeter Boat Launch

Last update: October 1, 2019
Contact the Public Works Department
General Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
1155 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P1

Phone, Fax, Email: 311