Navigation under the Confederation Bridge

Transport Canada website:

Click to download the Guidelines for Navigation under the Confederation Bridge (83KB pdf)

The most important aspects for cruise ships are:

  • It is a mandatory pilotage zone
  • The maximum cruise vessel speed is 11 knots for 2 km each side of bridge
  • The maximum passenger vessel displacement is 33,500 long tons
  • The vessel maximum air draft is 48 m
  • The main navigation corridor is 172 m wide. There are many aids to navigation including daymarkers, sector lights, racons, and fairway bouys.