Reopening of Seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Stations

News release

April 2, 2019                             

Québec, Quebec — Now that spring is here, the Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform the public that its seasonal search and rescue bases in Tadoussac, Rivière-au-Renard and Cap-aux-Meules are open. For Québec City, Havre-Saint-Pierre and Kegaska, the service will resume when the ice cover has melted.

The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal stations are strategically located to provide assistance as quickly as possible and reduce the number and severity of maritime incidents and risks to the environment. The stations are open from April to November.

Although air temperature is a little milder, water temperature remains low and risk of hypothermia due to cold water immersion is likely. Waters are still very cold at this time of the year and do not warm up as quickly as the air. For more information on cold water immersion, please visit

The Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue coordination services are available 24/7 and can be reached toll free 1-800-463-4393 or 418-648-3599, *16 with a mobile, as well as by VHF radio on channel 16 (156.8 Mhz), by Digital Selective Calling (DSC/VHF) on channel 70 and by radio frequency MF 2182 Khz.

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Communications Branch
Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Quebec Region

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