Icebreaking and Web Cameras

Positions and Activities of Icebreaking Units

Charts

Daily Ice Charts

Guide to interpretation of ice codes and color codes
(Canadian Ice Service - Environment Canada)

Ice Bulletins and Recommended Routes

Ice Recommended Routes

Particularities in Quebec

Icebreaking Services and Escort

Ice-route assignment in order to facilitate the transit of marine traffic in ice-infested waters, and the escort of commercial vessels experiencing transit difficulties due to ice conditions in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Flood Control

By ensuring a free movement of the ice, and prevention of ice-jam formation, particularly at the St. Lawrence River's more pronounced curves, in the vicinity of bridges spanning it and at the mouth of tributary rivers.

Ice Operations Centers

St. Lawrence

December, 2013 to May, 2014
(subject to change depending on ice conditions)
7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Information on icebreaking operations
Telephone: 418-648-7290

Information on ice conditions
Telephone: 514-283-1752
Fax: 514-283-1818
E-mail: icequebec@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Great Lakes and Arctic

Open 365 days a year
7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Information on icebreaking operations
Telephone: 514-283-1745
E-mail: icemontrealops@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Information on ice conditions
Telephone: 1-855-201-0086
Fax: 514-283-1818
E-mail: icemontreal@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Atlantic

December 12, 2012 to the beginning of june 2013
7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Telephone: (709) 772-2078
1-800-565-1633

Facsimile: (709) 772-5369
Telex: 016-4530

E-mail for 24 hour ice assistance:
24 hr/24: EcaregSnf@innav.gc.ca

E-mail for general inquiries:
CGGCIceWatch@dfo-mpo.gc.ca