Inshore Rescue Boat station locations

The Canadian Coast Guard's Inshore Rescue Boat Service operates 26 stations in 3 regions in Canada:

  • Atlantic region
  • Central and Arctic region
  • Western region

Each station is equipped with a 7 to 8 metre fast rescue craft capable of operating at speeds of over 24 knots.

You can contact our offices by email or post.

Atlantic region

Newfoundland and Labrador

Stations in the Newfoundland and Labrador sector are located in:

  • Bonavista Bay
  • Conception Bay
  • Notre Dame Bay

Student training takes place at Terra Nova National Park, NL.

Map showing stations in the Newfoundland and Labrador sector

Maritimes

Stations in the Maritimes sector are located in:

  • Pictou
  • Halifax
  • Shediac
  • Saint John
  • Mahone Bay
  • Charlottetown

Student training takes place at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, NS.

Map showing stations in the Maritimes sector

Central and Arctic region

Saint-Laurent

Stations in the Saint-Laurent sector are located in:

  • Sorel
  • Longueuil
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bainsville, ON
  • Trois-Rivieres
  • Pointe-aux-Anglais

Student training takes place at 120 Dalhousie Street, Quebec City, QC.

Map showing IRB stations in the Saint-Laurent sector

Great Lakes

Stations in the Great Lakes sector are located in:

  • Hill Island
  • Long Point
  • Port Lambton
  • Thames River
  • Brebeuf Island
  • Britt on Gereaux Island

Training takes place at the Canadian Forces Base at 6 Northstar Drive, Trenton, ON.

Map showing IRB stations in the Great Lakes sector

Arctic

The station in the Arctic region is located in Rankin Inlet.

Training for this region takes place at the Canadian Forces Base at 6 Northstar Drive, Trenton, ON.

Map showing Rankin Inlet in the Arctic region

Western region

Western

Stations in the Western region are located in:

  • Sointula
  • Kelsey Bay
  • Cortes Island
  • Nootka Sound

Training for this region takes place at 65 Customs House Lane, Bamfield, BC.

Map showing IRB stations in the Western region

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