Société des Traversiers du Québec

Transportation of Dangerous Goods


All passengers travelling aboard our ferries are required to declare any dangerous goods they may be travelling with.

More than 3,600 dangerous goods are listed under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. Many common items, materials and products are on the list, including:

  • Gasoline and propane
  • Cleaning products (disinfectants and detergents)
  • Paint and similar products
  • Car batteries (which contain acid)
  • Hay (which may catch fire)
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Camping fuel (such as naphtha or liquid petroleum gas [LPG])
  • Air and oxygen tanks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Any other goods that are hazardous to human health and safety, to property, or to the environment

If you are travelling with any of these goods, you must adhere to some strict conditions and restrictions before boarding. For more information, please refer to the page that applies to you:

  • Transporting dangerous goods for personal use
  • Transporting dangerous goods for commercial purposes

Failure to notify Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) personnel of any dangerous goods you are transporting is an offence under Canadian law and may be subject to fines or legal action.