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Transport Canada and Safety


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!

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 in 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 we would all likely simply finish our snacks and drinks on the upper deck!

Enjoy your experience!