Protecting our navigable waters

Acts concerning navigable waters, Navigation Protection Program, Common Project Search, research on water navigability.

Services and information

Updates to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act (CNWA)

Amendments from Bill C-69, changes to the former Navigation Protection Act

About the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act (WAHVA)

WAHVA, protecting coastal and shoreline communities, the environment and infrastructure.


Navigation Protection Program (NPP)

Applying to the NPP; planning to construct, place, alter, remove or decommission a work in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water in Canada.

Common Project Search

Access to information about proposed or actual projects in Canada


External submission site for the Navigation Protection Program

Submit your application for a proposed or existing work in navigable water for approval.

Research on water navigability

Navigational study of the Athabasca River