Public Advisory: Strait of Belle Isle Travellers Reminded to Check Ferry Schedules

  • Transportation and Works

13 February 2020

The Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring heavy ice conditions currently impacting the ferry service in the Strait of Belle Isle.

The current ice conditions are not unusual for this time of year and the Qajaq W is relying on Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers for assistance. However, Labrador Marine advises that an ice ridge in the Strait of Belle Isle is creating challenges and unsafe travelling conditions for both the MV Qajaq W and ice breakers.

As weather and ice compaction can change from day to day, travellers are reminded to adjust travel plans accordingly and check for regular updates on ice conditions and schedules.

Updates will also be provided on the Department of Transportation and Works Twitter account, @TW_GovNL, and on and the NL 511 smartphone app as they become available.

Provincial ferry schedules and rate information are available at

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Media contact
Emily Jane Gillingham
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607

2020 02 13 11:25 am