Reopening of seasonal Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue stations

News release

April 1st,  2020

Québec, Quebec - The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal search and rescue stations in Québec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska and Cap-aux-Meules are now open. For Havre-Saint-Pierre and Rivière-au-Renard, the service will resume when the ice cover has melted.

The 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 warming, water temperature remains low and risk of hypothermia due to cold water immersion is likely. 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.

We are committed to the health and safety of our members, while continuing to provide our  critical services to Canadians, mariners and our partners. We are ready and able to adapt our operations so we can respond when needed.

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Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard

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