Canadian flag Film Requests - Guidelines

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation generally does not permit filming to take place on any property under its administration.

Exceptions may be made in the event that a documentary (or a project of a similar nature) is being produced, testifying to the role of the St. Lawrence Seaway within the transportation sector, or the importance of marine commerce to the North American economy. We will endeavor to accommodate these types of requests as long as the filming activity does not interfere with Seaway operations or other Seaway interests.

The application forms below have been developed to assist applicants with requests of this nature.

Please complete the Application Form, and the Description Form, and submit the contents (instructions are provided within the form).

  • Application (PDF)
  • Description of Video or Film Production (PDF)
  • PowerPoint: Health and Safety (PDF)

Completed application forms must be received by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation no later than twenty (20) business days before the requested date(s). Incomplete application forms may delay processing.