Parks Canada will be holding free watercraft inspections at the Dauphin Marketplace Mall parking lot.

Inspections will be held every 2 weeks throughout July and August at Mall parking lot from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and the next inspection is on Saturday, July 18th.

Watercraft inspections at the mall will be available on the following days:

  • July 18
  • August 1, August 15, and August 29

Brandice Hollier, Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator says the inspections take about 5-10 minutes.

“If they determine that decontamination is necessary then the individual will be asked to make their way to the decontamination station in Wasagaming, and if the watercraft doesn’t need decontamination a permit will be issued and the watercraft is ready to launch.”

It is important to remember that permits provided by Parks Canada staff are only valid for lakes in Riding Mountain National Park.

While there haven’t been any invasive species outbreaks in Riding Mountain National Park, there are lakes in the province that have been affected.

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