Inshore rescuers at work

A hovercraft clearing ice from Lake Saint-Pierre

SAR Tech back from a Search and Rescue Mission at sea

Deck Hands during a buoy tending operation

Search and Rescue Vessel at sea

Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter

CCGS Amundsen breaking ice


In The News

  • Minister Denis Lebel announces reconstruction work at the Canadian Coast Guard wharf in Québec
    September 22, 2014 - Québec, Quebec
  • Minister Lebel inaugurates the entry into service of new mid-shore patrol vessel CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C.
    September 22, 2014 - Québec, Quebec
  • Seasonal Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Stations
    August 29, 2014 - Québec, Quebec
  • The Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes the Arrival of the CCGS Leim, a New Fisheries Research Vessel
    August 26, 2014 - Rimouski, Quebec
  • Operations in the Arctic

    Icebreakers hard at work in the Arctic

    For more information on operations...

    The icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson left its home port of Québec for icebreaking operations starting in Iqaluit. It will then head to the high Arctic, Greenland and lastly the low Arctic. It is expected to return to Québec on October 13, after a 116-day journey.

    The icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen left its home in St. John's, Newfoundland for icebreaking operations in Iqaluit. It will remain in the low Arctic as a multi-tasked vessel for the rest of the summer. It will be the last vessel to leave the Arctic in mid-November, and is expected to return to St. John's on November 18, after a 147-day journey.

    The icebreaker CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier left Victoria for icebreaking operations and aid to navigation maintenance in the western Arctic. It will then support research aiming to find the wreck from the Sir John Franklin expedition in 1845, in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The vessel should return to Victoria on October 15, after a 104-day tour.

    The icebreaker CCGS Amundsen head to Resolute Bay, then Barrow, Alaska. It will conduct a 97-day scientific expedition on the effects of climate change in the Arctic, then return to Québec on October 12.

    The icebreaker CCGS Des Groseilliers left Québec. It is headed to the northernmost part of the Arctic to resupply the Eureka weather station and the Kugaaruk community. It is expected to return to Québec on October 10, after 65 days at sea.

    Accompanied by the CCGS Terry Fox which will be opening the way, Canada’s most iconic icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent sets off this summer on an important mission to map Canada’s continental shelf in the Arctic.

    To learn more about the different vessels, consult the dedicated pages on the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet in Quebec. More information on the crew change dates is also available.

  • The Canadian Coast Guard facilitates access to the Water Level Forecasts Bulletin for the St. Lawrence ship channel through a new automated subscription system available on the Website MarInfo. Subscribe now!

    When registered, you will receive an email from MarInfo when a forecast is updated and a new Bulletin is online. You can then easily access the Bulletin on the Web from that email, as well as past bulletins.

    If you experience technical problems, or if you have any comment about this new system, please contact us.

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