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Transport Canada and Safety

Transport Canada and Safety

Passenger Safety and Equipment

The Prairie Lily is a commercial passenger ship and, as such, is regulated, licensed, and inspected annually by Transport Canada.

Our crew is required to meet training, testing, and licensing standards as set out by Transport Canada. In this way, we are just like the BC Ferries or WestJet, including the safety speech when we leave the dock!

Safety Equipment
The Lily also carries all required safety equipment.

We have two, 75-person life rafts and life jackets aboard that exceed our passenger capacity. Passengers do not have to bring life jackets with them. It is interesting to note we sail on only an average of 2.5 meters of water on the South Saskatchewan River and, over our usual course, the ship is higher than the water is deep. In fact, if the ship sank to the bottom of the river, we would all likely simply finish our snacks and drinks on the upper deck!

Ship Capacity
Our ship has a Transport Canada mandated total capacity of 119 passengers with a maximum of 52 on the upper deck at any one time. We work to ensure all guests have an opportunity to enjoy both the upper and lower decks. In the event your cruise has more than 52 passengers and the upper deck is full, at the half-way point on the tour, we will switch guests, upper for lower. We appreciate your cooperation.

Enjoy your experience!

Passenger Safety and Equipment

The Prairie Lily is a commercial passenger ship and, as such, is regulated, licensed, and inspected annually by Transport Canada.

Our crew is required to meet training, testing, and licensing standards as set out by Transport Canada. In this way, we are just like the BC Ferries or WestJet, including the safety speech when we leave the dock!

Safety Equipment
The Lily also carries all required safety equipment.

We have two, 75-person life rafts and life jackets aboard that exceed our passenger capacity. Passengers do not have to bring life jackets with them. It is interesting to note we sail on only an average of 2.5 meters of water on the South Saskatchewan River and, over our usual course, the ship is higher than the water is deep. In fact, if the ship sank to the bottom of the river, we would all likely simply finish our snacks and drinks on the upper deck!

Ship Capacity
Our ship has a Transport Canada mandated total capacity of 119 passengers with a maximum of 52 on the upper deck at any one time. We work to ensure all guests have an opportunity to enjoy both the upper and lower decks. In the event your cruise has more than 52 passengers and the upper deck is full, at the half-way point on the tour, we will switch guests, upper for lower. We appreciate your cooperation.

Enjoy your experience!

THIS WEEK'S CRUISE UPDATE

We are overwhelmed with thanks to those booking cruises with us!

We are sold out for Sunday, July 18 but there is Sightseeing availability again on Wednesday, July 21 on our 2:00 and 4:00 sailings.  Please note - weekday cruises are usually less busy than on the weekends.

We have a NEW 9 Mile Beer and Sausage Pairing Cruise this year!  Join us on August 5 or 26.  Read about it here!  There are also some seats on our August 18 Scotch Tasting.  Our other tasting cruises are sold out.

Dinner cruises are very popular this year!  With so many interested in getting out in our beautiful city and enjoying the river, we have sold out for the season.

Thank you for joining us!

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The Prairie Lily is a
proud member of the

Passenger and Commercial Vessel Association (PCVA).

CONTACT US

Phone: 1-306-955-5459
Toll Free: 1-888-747-7572
office@theprairielily.com

All prices are in $CAD and subject to GST.
Cruises with meals are also subject to PST.

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