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Watercraft Inspection Program

The annual aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspection program is underway for 2023. The program operates from late spring through the summer and into the middle of fall. There is no fee to use this service.

The schedule will be updated on a weekly basis.

The overland movement of watercraft and water-related equipment is the primary vector for transporting AIS to uninvaded water bodies in North America.



Know Before You Go

Reminder:

  • all motorized and non-motorized watercraft must stop at all open watercraft inspection stations for an inspection along your route of travel.
  • a watercraft means a canoe, kayak, fishing boat, sailboat, personal watercraft (Jet Ski®), SUPs or other thing designed to transport a person on water.
  • water-related equipment (e.g., inflatables, anchor, fishing gear) that have come into contact with a water body will also be inspected.

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:

  • The watercraft inspection schedule is subject to change with short notice. Please check the schedule as close as possible to your planned travel time.
  • Expect to be inspected and plan your trip accordingly.
  • Decontamination units are generally available at all stations unless otherwise stated or if something occurs beyond our control.

Need a decontamination and a station is not available? Click here to find other decontamination options.

Going to Riding Mountain National Park? Click here for federal AIS requirements.



Watercraft Inspection Station Locations

  • Headingley (49 52' 39.44" N   97 25' 08.65" W)
  • Grand Rapids (53 11' 04.96" N   99 16' 07.26" W)
  • Minnedosa (Hwy 16 @ Hwy 10; 50.27090 N, 99.90564 W)
  • Mulvihill (north of Eriksdale; 50 56' 41.26" N   98 09' 58.45" W)
  • Selkirk (50 08' 59.87" N   96 51' 25.35" W)
  • Ste. Rose du Lac (51 03' 02.3" N   99 30' 08.7" W)
  • The Pas (53 57' 38.36" N   101 15' 00.43" W)
  • Wabowden (Hwy 373 @ Hwy 6; 54 48' 02.72" N   98 47' 33.59" W)

Headingley

49 52' 39.44" N   97 25' 08.65" W

Grand Rapids

53 11' 04.96" N   99 16' 07.26" W

Minnedosa

Hwy 16 @ Hwy 10; 50.27090 N, 99.90564 W

Mulvihill (north of Eriksdale)

50 56' 41.26" N   98 09' 58.45" W

Selkirk

50 08' 59.87" N   96 51' 25.35" W

Ste. Rose du Lac

51 03' 02.3" N   99 30' 08.7" W

The Pas

53 57' 38.36" N   101 15' 00.43" W

Wabowden

Hwy 373 @ Hwy 6; 54 48' 02.72" N   98 47' 33.59" W