Two new Interim Orders announced which prohibit pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters and cruise vessels in all Canadian waters

Date Announced:

February 4, 2021

Active Period:

February 4, 2021 until February 28, 2022.


This means:
*Adventure-seeking pleasure craft are still prohibited from entering Arctic waters; *Passenger vessels carrying more than 12 people are still prohibited from entering Arctic coastal waters, including Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and the Labrador Coast; *Cruise vessels carrying more than 100 people are still prohibited from operating in Canadian waters.
Pleasure craft used by local Arctic residents will not be affected by these measures.

Departments and Agencies:

Transport Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Arctic | cruise ships | pleasure craft

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