Top Ten Water Smart® Tips from the Lifesaving Society:
Top Ten Boating and Fishing Safety Tips from the Lifesaving Society:
Many factors affect ice thickness including the type of water, location, and time of year. Other environmental factors also affect ice thickness such as the size and depth of the body of water; moving water (i.e. currents, drainage, runoff); snow cover; chemicals including salt; fluctuations in water levels; logs, rocks and docks absorbing heat from the sun; changing air temperature and shock waves from vehicles travelling on the ice.
Please check local area signage, authorities and media before going onto the ice. No ice is without risk.
Top Ten Ice Safety Tips from the Lifesaving Society:
3" (7cm) or less - STAY OFF!
4" (10cm) - ice fishing, walking, cross country skiing
5-7" (13-18cm) - one snowmobile or ATV
8"-12" (20-30cm) - one car, group of people
12"-15" (30-38cm) - one medium truck (pickup or van)
North American Safe Boating Awareness Week (May 20-26, 2017) is run in Canada by the Canadian Safe Boating Council and its partner organizations. The intent of North American Safe Boating Awareness Week is to remind recreational boaters to boat safely and responsibly throughout the season. Visit www.csbc.ca for more information.
2017 campaign key messages: