Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government's civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians. As a Special Operating Agency of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Canadian Coast Guard helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.

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Our current Canadian Coast Guard website will remain available until the move to is complete.



Our services and information

Navigation by location

Plan your voyage with weather, tides, ice, notices, etc. by Canadian waters.

Report marine emergencies and concerns

Find telephone numbers for Search and Rescue, navigational hazards, oil spills, and other concerns.

Search vessels list

Look up Coast Guard icebreakers and vessels by name, by home port, by region etc.

Update your charts

Find nautical charts and recent updates before leaving port.

Register an emergency beacon

Register an emergency beacon to enable rescue services to respond appropriately to distress calls.


Ice operations centres, icebreakers and icebreaking service in Canadian waters.

Join the Coast Guard

Apply for available career opportunities within the Canadian Coast Guard.

What we are doing

Corporate information

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Jeffery Hutchinson

Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner

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