Watercraft Inspection Program

The annual watercraft inspection program is underway for 2017. The decontamination units will be available at different locations throughout the summer. The schedule will be updated on a weekly basis.

Note: decontamination units are available as stated unless something occurs beyond our control.

 

Thurs, Jun 22

Fri, Jun 23

Sat, Jun 24

Sun, Jun 25

Mon, Jun 26

Selkirk
(Selkirk Park boat launch)

1:00pm - 7:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

1:00pm - 7:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

11:00am - 5:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Headingley (Weigh Station on Hwy #1)

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

The Pas
(Hwy 10 @ Prospector)

 

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

Eriksdale
(Hwy 6 @ Hwy 68E)

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

11:00 am - 5:00pm

Decontamination unit available

Swan River
(Hwy 10 @ Swan River Provincial Park)

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Noon - 6:00 pm

Decontamination unit available

Grand Rapids (Hwy 6 & Grand Rapids Drive @ Northbrook Inn)

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

9:30am - 3:30pm

Decontamination unit available

Note: Decontamination units are available as stated unless we are unable to due to unforeseen difficulties beyond our control.

Updated June 22, 2017

The purpose of the watercraft inspection program is to:

  • prevent the introduction of AIS into Manitoba
  • prevent and slow the spread of AIS from invaded water bodies within Manitoba to non-invaded water bodies

The program largely targets day-use boaters leaving zebra mussel invaded water bodies as they pose the highest risk for transferring larval zebra mussels, called veligers, to new un-invaded water bodies.


Watercraft inspectors conducting a decontamination on a watercraft at Selkirk Park, Selkirk Manitoba.

Watercraft which are moored in zebra mussel invaded water bodies for 12 hours or longer, are at high risk for transporting zebra mussel veligers and adults.

Stopping at a watercraft inspection station is a legal requirement as per legislation in The Water Protection Act.

All trailered watercraft must stop for an inspection when the stations are open. Prepare to have your watercraft inspected and plan your travels accordingly.

The annual watercraft inspection program began in 2000. Currently, there are five decontamination units used around the province to target high-risk and high-traffic boating areas. The decontamination units operate using hot water and high pressure to kill and remove AIS from watercraft, trailer and water-related equipment.

The program also helps:

  • educate the public about the threat of AIS
  • demonstrates how to properly CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY watercraft and water-related equipment, and reminds people to DISPOSE unused bait in the trash
  • identifies and prevents the risk of AIS transfer through inspecting watercraft, trailer and water-related equipment
  • conducts decontaminations of watercraft, trailer and water-related equipment to ensure compliance with the law