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The Canadian Coast Guard at 60

The Canadian Coast Guard is turning 60. This milestone is an opportunity to celebrate our past contributions to Canada and the important work we do each day from coast to coast to coast.

Visit us here throughout 2022 to learn about our history and how we’re shaping our future as a modern organization committed to helping Canadians. Join us as we:

Celebrate the past. Navigate the future.

Scroll below for an interactive history of the Canadian Coast Guard.

Who we are and what we do

Coast Guard programs and services have impact on the daily lives of Canadians.

Learn more about how we protect and preserve the livelihood of our maritime nation.

Our history

The Canadian Coast Guard was created on January 26, 1962. Our heritage goes back to the first lifeboats and lighthouses of Eastern Canada.

Look back at our many milestones and check out some of our stories.

Diversity and inclusion

We aim to create a workplace where employees can thrive, and to ensure our workforce represents the communities we serve.

Learn about how we foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.

National Shipbuilding Strategy

We are engaged in a long-term project to renew our fleet. This work benefits the economy and helps us protect our coasts and waters.

Find out more about the work being done to renew our fleet.

60th anniversary products

Shop Canadian Coast Guard anniversary products.


60th celebration video

A special video to celebrate the work our employees have done every day for the past 60 years.

Canadian Coast Guard celebrates 60 years

Announcing the Canadian Coast Guard’s 60th anniversary.

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