Go Back   Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum > Main Category > Fishing Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-11-2019, 11:20 PM
FlYiNGuY's Avatar
FlYiNGuY FlYiNGuY is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CALGARY
Posts: 114
Default Boat Inspection Station

Iím looking for a boat inspection station that is consistently open. I havenít been out of AB for 90 days with my boat (sk) but am going to Minnewanka in the near future and would like to get a inspection completed before going.

I know the rules, it only applies if out of AB BC in the past 30 days but Iíd rather not have to go through the proof of that (no one can prove that) and just a piece of mind.

Iím between Calgary and Red Deer most with the boat and have yet to come across one.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2019, 02:12 AM
Weavster Weavster is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 163
Default

As far as I'm aware these inspections are only along the border. I know when we leave cold lake to head over to Saskatchewan there is one right there and we get an inspection when we come back into Alberta.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2019, 05:15 AM
Scott N's Avatar
Scott N Scott N is online now
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,730
Default

I haven't been west of Calgary yet this year fishing, but the boat inspection station at the Jumping Pound Truck Inspection Scare was usually open last year.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2019, 06:49 AM
mlee mlee is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Wainwright
Posts: 141
Default

The one on hwy 16 just east of vermilion is always open friday-sunday.....not sure about weekdays but pretty sure it is. Same with the one on hwy 14 east of Wainwright.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2019, 09:43 AM
TROLLER TROLLER is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rocky View County AB.
Posts: 2,921
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott N View Post
I haven't been west of Calgary yet this year fishing, but the boat inspection station at the Jumping Pound Truck Inspection Scare was usually open last year.
Should be open since the May long.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:33 PM
SNAPFisher SNAPFisher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,118
Default

This is a weird ask and post in my mind but maybe I'm missing something.

Why don't you just drain, dry and clean your boat as per their instructions they provide? You really want to seek them out so they can do what? See that you did your part? All they have done when I've been stopped is look and check. They have not done any special testing that I'm aware of.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-12-2019, 07:57 PM
fish99's Avatar
fish99 fish99 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 821
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott N View Post
I haven't been west of Calgary yet this year fishing, but the boat inspection station at the Jumping Pound Truck Inspection Scare was usually open last year.
shut down due to budget cuts
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-13-2019, 03:15 PM
1bowhunter12 1bowhunter12 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Stony plain
Posts: 399
Default

Last time coming from Saskatchewan into ab I asked the girls if they were afraid of getting a little clean water into Alberta lakes lol they were not impressed hah
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-13-2019, 03:45 PM
MooseRiverTrapper MooseRiverTrapper is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,367
Default

Do you legally have to stop at these?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-13-2019, 04:05 PM
mlee mlee is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Wainwright
Posts: 141
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooseRiverTrapper View Post
Do you legally have to stop at these?
Yes. Up to $5000 fine I believe if you dont. And they do chase you down....saw it happen once lol.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Scott N's Avatar
Scott N Scott N is online now
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,730
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MooseRiverTrapper View Post
Do you legally have to stop at these?
Sometimes the girls are kind of cute, if you need some extra motivation to stop.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-13-2019, 06:24 PM
1bowhunter12 1bowhunter12 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Stony plain
Posts: 399
Default

That was literally the only reason I stopped lol
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-13-2019, 10:36 PM
FlYiNGuY's Avatar
FlYiNGuY FlYiNGuY is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CALGARY
Posts: 114
Default

Thanks all.. not overly concerned but the fine is up to 25K and no real proof other than an inspection. Hence the question. Better safe than sorry, Iíd rather seek out an inspection than contaminate a watershed. Who knows what lakes around here might have been exposed itís really just a matter of time.
Iíd also rather not argue with co.s. Proof of inspection would end that conversation.
Cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-13-2019, 11:12 PM
338Bluff 338Bluff is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Default

What are you supposed to show them for proof? The floating key chain or the cheap chamois?

Sorry, but I too seem to be missing something.
__________________
You can't spend your way out of target panic......trust me.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-14-2019, 07:19 AM
mlee mlee is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Wainwright
Posts: 141
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 338Bluff View Post
What are you supposed to show them for proof? The floating key chain or the cheap chamois?

Sorry, but I too seem to be missing something.
They are looking for invasive mussles...plant matter and water in the boat etc. They dont really care about anything else. I had no plate or registration with me for my boat trailer last time and they didnt care.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-16-2019, 08:40 AM
barbless barbless is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: calgary ab
Posts: 764
Default

Came back to Calgary from Revelstoke yesterday and stopped in at Golden and they were set up on the westbound side not the eastbound side. Stopped anyways. They said basically not interested cause I was leaving and not coming in (hmmmm) so off I went. Got to Jumping Pound, not open. So no boat check (hmmmm). The last time I went through one (last year) at Jumping Pound they had a dog sniffing around the boat and gave me an inspection report to carry with me in case I came across another one within a certain amount of time. Not sure how long.
They are suppose to do an inspection at Crawling Valley when you arrive but all they do is ask you some questions and give you a sticker to put on your boat. They don't even look (hmmmmm)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-20-2019, 06:52 PM
RRED88 RRED88 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canmore AB
Posts: 13
Default

There is a number to call 18553362628.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-20-2019, 10:37 PM
BUSHRVN BUSHRVN is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Devon/Spruce Grove
Posts: 253
Default

I was told by an inspector at the Alberta station by Hinton last year that you had to have the paper copy with your boat when checked by a CO when stopped where ever to prove you've been checked at the provincial entry point. This is of course if you're from "out of Province" which makes sense.
So I keep mine with the rest of my paper work in a waterproof box on the boat.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-20-2019, 11:13 PM
RavYak's Avatar
RavYak RavYak is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West Edmonton
Posts: 5,102
Default

Unless you have muscles stuck to your boat or something along those lines you have nothing to worry about. The fines especially max fines are only if you knowingly are spreading around muscles or trying to dodge inspection stations etc. If they find signs of muscles otherwise they will just tell you what you need to do/send you to get boat decontaminated.

A CO isn't going to fine you for this either. They might fine you if you don't drain/dry your boat or travel with drain plugs removed but that is about it.

Unless you have been out of the province with your boat the chances it is infected with muscles is next to nil.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.