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 at all stations unless otherwise stated or if somethings occurs beyond our control

Thursday,
August 17

Friday,
August 18

Saturday,
August 19

Sunday,
August 20

Monday,
August 21

Selkirk
Selkirk Park
boat launch

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

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

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Headingley
Weigh Station

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

The Pas
Hwy 10 at Prospector

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Ericksdale
Hwy 6 at Hwy 68E

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Swan River
Hwy 10 at Swan River Provincial Park

Unavailable

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids
boat launch

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Updated August 16, 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 progra.m. began in 2000. Currently, there are five deconta.m.ination 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 progra.m. also helps:

  • educate the public about the threat of AIS
  • demonstrates how to properly CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY watercraft and water-related equip.m.ent, 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 equip.m.ent to ensure compliance with the law