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Vessel Traffic Services Zones Regulations (SOR/89-98)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE(Section 4 and subsection 5(1))

ItemColumn IColumn II
Vessel Traffic Services ZoneDescription
1Placentia BayAll Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 180° True from Bass Point, 46°55′05″N, 55°15′55″W, and a line bearing 180° True from Cape St. Mary’s Light, 46°49′22″N, 54°11′49″W.
2St. John’sAll Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 090° True from Cape St. Francis Light, 47°48′32″N, 52°47′16″W, and a line bearing 090° True from Bull Head Light, 47°18′39″N, 52°44′52″W, including the Port of St. John’s.
3Port aux BasquesAll Canadian waters adjacent to the west and southwest coasts of Newfoundland contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 232° True from Cape Ray Light, 47°37′17.1″N, 59°18′16.8″W, and a line bearing 180° True from Rose Blanche Point Light, 47°35′57″N, 58°41′30″W.
4HalifaxAll Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 162° True from Pennant Point, 44°25′51″N, 63°39′00″W, to position 44°17′41″N, 63°35′12″W; thence to position 44°14′02″N, 63°30′53″W; thence to position 44°15′13″N, 63°26′08″W; thence to position 44°19′06″N, 63°18′51″W; thence to position 44°22′55″N, 63°13′37″W; thence following a line bearing 009° True to the shore of Petpeswick Head, 44°40′36″N, 63°09′48″W.
5Strait of Canso and Eastern ApproachesAll Canadian waters south of the Canso canal north lock gate, 45°38′58″N, 61°25′00″W, contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 181° True from 45°38′23″N, 60°29′18″W and a line bearing 090° True from Cape Canso, 45°18′21.5″N, 60°56′19″W.
6Northumberland StraitWaters of the Northumberland Strait extending west from a line drawn between Cape Cliff, Nova Scotia, 45°52′42″N, 63°28′00″W, and Rice Point, Prince Edward Island, 46°07′48″N, 63°13′18″W, to a line drawn between Fagan Point, New Brunswick, 46°13′42″N, 64°13′44″W, and Cape Egmont Light, Prince Edward Island, 46°24′06″N, 64°08′06″W.
7Bay of FundyAll Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line bearing 270° True from Chebogue Point, Nova Scotia, 43°43′54″N, 66°07′10″W; thence through the following positions: 43°43′54″N, 66°26′30″W; 43°58′45″N, 66°27′45″W; 44°09′30″N, 66°47′03″W; 44°11′50″N, 66°49′33″W; 44°14′57″N, 66°52′42″W; 44°17′21″N, 66°55′10″W; 44°22′30″N, 67°19′00″W; 44°29′50″N, 67°15′10″W; 44°35′30″N, 67°08′15″W; 44°42′00″N, 66°58′24″W; 44°46′36.11″N, 66°54′11.32″W;
thence following the Canada/U.S.A. boundary line to the shore at position 45°11′30″N, 67°17′02″W; thence following the Canadian shoreline back to the beginning at Chebogue Point, including Fishing Zone 2.
8St. Lawrence WaterwayThe waters of the St. Lawrence River extending upstream from the meridian of longitude 66°00′00″W to the upper limits of Montreal Harbour, including the Saguenay River and other tributary rivers where vessels enter or leave the St. Lawrence River between the above limits, but excluding that portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway from St. Lambert Lock to a position 650 m downstream from the section of Jacques-Cartier Bridge spanning the Seaway.
9VancouverExcluding those United States waters within that portion of the Canada/United States Co-operative Vessel Traffic Management System (CVTMS) administered by the Vancouver Vessel Traffic Centre, the waters bounded by Vancouver Island and a line drawn from: 50°46′57″N, 128°25′32″W to 50°52′00″N, 129°05′00″W to 51°09′50″N, 127°47′06″W to 51°03′32″N, 127°37′47″W to 51°00′02″N, 127°33′45″W to 50°55′17″N, 127°24′45″W to 50°51′23″N, 127°08′00″W to 50°49′00″N, 127°03′00″W to 50°45′24.5″N, 126°43′18″W to 50°38′05″N, 126°43′16″W to 50°35′15″N, 126°40′49″W to 50°33′00″N, 126°40′38″W to 50°31′11″N, 126°34′37″W to 50°30′41″N, 126°17′49″W to 50°29′56″N, 126°12′48″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°29′06″N, 126°05′36″W to 50°29′02″N, 126°04′51″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°28′32″N, 126°00′02″W to 50°26′21″N, 125°58′24″W; thence following the south shore of Hardwicke Island to 50°24′34″N, 125°48′38″W to 50°23′09″N, 125°47′00″W; thence following the south shore of West Thurlow Island to 50°23′54″N, 125°32′34″W to 50°22′42″N, 125°33′00″W; thence following the south shore of East Thurlow Island to 50°21′13″N, 125°25′53″W to 50°20′34″N, 125°24′28″W to 50°17′44″N, 125°23′59.5″W to 50°16′38″N, 125°22′55″W to 50°14′54″N, 125°21′53″W; thence following the west shore of Quadra Island to 49°59′56″N, 125°11′38″W to 50°00′42″N, 124°59′06″W to 50°01′22″N, 124°50′24″W to 49°57′50″N, 124°45′00″W; thence following the shore in a southeasterly direction, excluding that body of water known as Powell River, to 49°44′28″N, 124°16′05″W to 49°40′18″N, 124°12′06″W to 49°37′42″N, 124°04′47″W to 49°36′13″N, 124°03′27″W to 49°33′18″N, 124°00′00″W; thence following the south shore of the Sechelt Peninsula, including all the waters of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet, to 49°15′54″N, 123°15′44″W to 49°15′27″N, 123°16′42″W to 49°06′23″N, 123°18′04″W; thence easterly to include those waters known as the main or south arm of the Fraser River inward to 49°11′45″N, 122°54′51″W to 49°11′45″N, 122°54′12″W; thence in a westerly direction to 49°05′16″N, 123°18′31.5″W to 49°00′00″N, 123°05′20″W; thence following the international boundary west and southward through the waters known as the Strait of Georgia, Boundary Pass, Haro Strait and the Juan de Fuca Strait to the meridian of longitude 124°40′00″W; thence northerly to intersect the Canadian shoreline of Vancouver Island at 48°34′58″N, 124°40′00″W.
10TofinoExcluding those United States waters within that portion of the Canada/United States Co-operative Vessel Traffic Management System (CVTMS) administered by the Tofino Vessel Traffic Centre, all Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line drawn from: 48°28′36″N, 124°40′00″W to 48°°34′′58″″N, 124°40′00″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°40′00″N, 124°51′00″W to 48°40′11.5″N, 124°51′29″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°43′18″N, 125°05′54″W to 48°47′16″N, 125°12′59.5″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°53′03″N, 125°04′24″W to 48°56′00″N, 125°01′50.5″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°56′51″N, 125°00′02.5″W to 48°57′28″N, 124°59′15″W; thence following the shoreline to 49°14′27″N, 124°48′46″W to 49°14′27″N, 124°50′13.5″W; thence following the shoreline to 49°04′13.5″N, 124°51′16″W to 49°03′20.5″N, 124°51′44″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°59′03″N, 124°57′54″W to 48°58′41″N, 124°59′34″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°57′19″N, 125°01′50″W to 48°57′57″N, 125°04′50.5″W to 48°59′06″N, 125°09′39.5″W to 48°58′48″N, 125°10′57″W; thence following the shoreline to 49°00′59.5″N, 125°18′39″W to 49°01′54″N, 125°19′26.5″W; thence following the shoreline to 48°55′18″N, 126°30′29″W to 48°55′18″N, 125°32′06.5″W; thence following the shoreline to 49°05′41″N, 125°53′18″W to 49°17′03″N, 126°13′44″W to 49°23′00″N, 126°32′34″W to 49°44′57″N, 126°58′54″W to 49°51′35″N, 127°08′56″W to 49°59′49″N, 127°27′06.5″W to 50°04′48″N, 127°48′47″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°13′14″N, 127°47′54″W to 50°19′28″N, 127°58′26″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°21′09″N, 127°59′27.5″W to 50°26′38″N, 128°02′43.5″W to 50°28′11″N, 128°06′05″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°38′23.5″N, 128°19′35″W to 50°40′15″N, 128°21′40″W; thence following the shoreline to 50°46′57″N, 128°25′32″W to 50°52′00″N, 129°05′00″W; thence following a line bearing 220° True to the limit of the territorial sea, 50°42′11″N, 129°18′00″W; thence following the territorial sea boundary southeastward to intersect the international boundary at 48°28′36″N, 124°40′00″W; thence following a line northward to the Canadian shoreline, 48°34′58″N, 124°40′00″W.
11Prince RupertAll Canadian waters contained within the area bounded by a line following the U.S. Alaska/Canada border through Dixon Entrance to 54°42′25″N, 130°36′55″W to 54°42′06″N, 130°31′47″W; thence eastward following the shoreline to 54°42′17″N, 130°28′42″W to 54°38′55″N, 130°26′48″W; thence following the west shore of Maskelyne Island to 54°38′02″N, 130°26′31″W to 54°37′57″N, 130°26′31″W; thence following the west shore of Tsimpsean Peninsula to 54°11′53″N, 129°58′51″W to 54°09′38″N, 129°57′37″W; thence following the shoreline to 53°35′30″N, 128°47′51″W to 53°34′09″N, 128°48′54″W; thence following the shoreline to 52°49′09″N, 128°23′24″W to 52°48′19″N, 128°23′26″W; thence following the west shore of Roderick Island to 52°32′51″N, 128°26′26″W to 52°32′32″N, 128°26′27″W; thence following the west shore of Susan Island to 52°27′46″N, 128°25′06″W to 52°26′51″N, 128°24′42″W; thence following the west shore of Dowager Island to 52°22′02″N, 128°22′30″W to 52°22′02″N, 128°20′13″W; thence following the west shore of Don Peninsula to 52°15′27″N, 128°17′36″W to 52°15′27″N, 128°13′19″W; thence following the south shore of Dearth Island to 52°15′01″N, 128°11′27″W to 52°14′55″N, 128°10′30″W; thence following the south shore of Chatfield Island to 52°13′36″N, 128°07′18″W to 52°12′27″N, 128°05′27″W; thence following the south shore of Cunningham Island to 52°10′41″N, 128°02′36″W to 52°09′46″N, 128°02′36″W; thence following the west shore of Denny Island to 52°11′07″N, 127°53′00″W to 52°11′54″N, 127°52′30″W; thence following the shoreline to 52°16′11″N, 127°44′55″W to 52°14′48″N, 127°45′51″W; thence following the shoreline to 51°55′54″N, 127°53′24″W to 51°54′20″N, 127°52′12″W; thence following the shoreline to 51°41′33″N, 127°53′17″W to 51°36′13″N, 127°51′44″W to 51°28′45″N, 127°46′03″W to 51°22′27″N, 127°46′30″W; thence following the shoreline to 51°19′15″N, 127°46′43″W to 51°14′49″N, 127°46′07″W; thence following the shoreline to 51°09′50″N, 127°47′06″W to 50°52′00″N, 129°05′00″W; thence following a line bearing 220° True to the limit of the territorial sea; thence following the territorial sea boundary northward to the U.S. Alaska/Canada boundary in Dixon Entrance.
  • SOR/96-214, s. 8
 
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