Transportation of Dangerous Goods

The Société des traversiers du Québec is subject to the following federal laws and regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods:


Anyone taking one of our ferries is required to declare whether they are carrying dangerous goods.

There are over 3,600 dangerous goods listed in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. Several well-known articles, materials or products are included in the list:

  • gasoline and propane;
  • cleaning products (disinfectants and detergents);
  • paint and related products;
  • car batteries (which contain acid);
  • hay (which can catch fire);
  • firearms and ammunition;
  • fireworks;
  • fuel for camping equipment (eg naphtha or liquefied petroleum gas [LPG]);
  • air or oxygen cylinders;
  • fire extinguishers;
  • any other goods posing a risk to the safety and health of people, or to property or the environment.

If you are transporting such goods, you must comply with specific conditions and restrictions in order to be able to board our ships. For more information, check the web page for the ferry you plan to use before going there.

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Anyone who fails to inform the personnel of the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) of the dangerous goods they are transporting commits a violation of Canadian law and is liable to a fine or prosecution.