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Watercraft Inspection Program

The annual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) watercraft inspection program is underway for 2020. The program operates from late spring through the summer and into the middle of fall. There is no service fee to use this service. The schedule will be updated on a weekly basis. Decontamination units are generally available at all stations unless otherwise stated.

Reminder:

  • all watercraft must stop for an inspection when the watercraft stations are open
  • a watercraft, as defined under The Water Protection Act means a motor boat, sailboat, personal watercraft, canoe or other thing designed to transport a person on water
  • set fines for aquatic invasive species (AIS) offences are in effect year-round

The AIS Open-water Season checklist is step-by-step resource that can help you comply with the Manitoba government’s AIS Regulation.

Note: Decontamination units are available at all stations unless otherwise stated or if something occurs beyond our control.

 

Friday, October 23

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

Monday, October 26

Tuesday, October 27

Wednesday, October 28

Thursday, October 29

Friday, October 30

Headingley
Weigh Station

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Selkirk
Selkirk Park Boat Launch

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Swan River
Hwy 10 @ Westwood Inn

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mulvihill
Hwy 6 at 68W
(north of Eriksdale)

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

The Pas
Hwy 10 at Prospector
(south of Hwy 287)

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

 

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids
Hwy 6 at Grand Rapids Dr.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Updated October 23, 2020

To prevent the spread of AIS, surface water-users should be aware of the requirements before moving watercraft and water-related equipment (e.g., anchor, bait bucket, PFD) from one water body to another. These requirements are in effect year round.

The overland movement of watercraft is the primary vector for transporting AIS to uninvaded water bodies in North America. A watercraft, as defined under The Water Protection Act means a motor boat, sailboat, personal watercraft, canoe or other thing designed to transport a person on water.

The watercraft inspection program largely targets boaters leaving invaded water bodies as they pose the highest risk for transferring AIS to new uninvaded water bodies.

All watercraft must stop for an inspection when the watercraft stations are open. This is a legal requirement under The Water Protection Act. Be prepared to have your watercraft and water-related equipment inspected and plan your travels accordingly. The fine for failing to stop at a watercraft inspection station while transporting a watercraft is $672.

Watercraft and water-related equipment must be decontaminated if they were last used in an AIS Control Zone water body and before they are placed into another water body. Note, AIS Control Zones include all tributaries of the water body up to the first impassible barrier. To learn about the additional required decontamination.

A watercraft inspector conducting a decontamination on a watercraft at the Headingley Watercraft Inspection Station, Headingley, Manitoba.
A watercraft inspector conducting a decontamination on a watercraft at the Headingley Watercraft Inspection Station, Headingley, Manitoba.