Icebreaking and Web Cameras

Charts

Daily Ice Charts

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

Recommended Routes

Ice Recommended Routes

  • No Ice Route is actually recommended. Vessels are invited to follow the normal navigation route.
  • No Ice Route is actually recommended for the Saguenay. Vessels are invited to follow the normal navigation route.

Ice Control Zones

Particularities in Quebec

Icebreaking Services and Escort

Ice-route assignment: Facilitates the transit of marine traffic in ice-covered waters, and escorts commercial vessels experiencing transit difficulties due to ice conditions in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Flood Control

Preventing ice-jam formation: Breaking the ice ensures it continues to move with a river’s flow

Ice Operations Centers

St. Lawrence

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

Information on icebreaking operations

Telephone: 514-283-1746
Fax: 514-283-1818
E-mail: DFO.IceOpsStLawrence.GlacesOpsStLaurent.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Information on ice conditions

Telephone: 514-283-1752 / 2069
Fax: 514-283-1818
E-mail: icemontreal@videotron.ca

Mailing address:

Montreal Ice Centre
Canadian Coast Guard
5th floor, 105 McGill
Montreal, QC
H2Y 2E7

Atlantic

December to May
(Subject to change depending on ice conditions)
7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Telephone: 709-772-2078

Fax: 709-772-6640 (Business hours only)

E-mail for 24 hour ice assistance: vts.labrador@innav.gc.ca

E-mail for general inquiries: iceatl@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
ICEATL.CGGC@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 5667
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5X1

Great Lakes and Arctic

Great Lakes - December to May
Arctic - June to November
(subject to change depending on ice conditions)
7 days a week / 24 hours a day

Information on icebreaking operations

Telephone: 514-283-2784
Fax: 514-283-1818
E-mail: DFO.IceOpsGreatLakes.GlacesOpsGrandsLacs.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
DFO.IceOpsArctic.GlacesOpsArctique.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Information on ice conditions

Telephone: 514-283-1752 / 2069
Fax: 514-283-1818
icemontreal@videotron.ca

Mailing address:

Montreal Ice Centre
Canadian Coast Guard
5th floor, 105 McGill
Montreal, QC
H2Y 2E7