You must get your Saskatchewan Boat License (also called a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or PCOC) to drive a motorized boat in Saskatchewan. Your Saskatchewan Boat License covers you to go boating anywhere in Canada where motorized boating is permitted.
Boaters caught operating a boat on Saskatchewan’s waterways without a Boating License will receive a minimum fine of $250.
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A Pleasure Craft License or ‘boat license’ is a document and a set of I.D. numbers. The document must be on board your boat at all times and the numbers must be displayed on the bow of your boat at all times.
Over 12% of Saskatchewan is covered by lakes and rivers. Seriously - that’s a whole lot of boating. Spend the day on the crystal blue waters of Barrier Lake, located at the base of Mount Baldy, or plan a weekend trip to Meadow Lake Provincial Park to explore one of it’s 25 lakes. Both spots offer easy boating access, so getting out for a day on the water is a breeze. For more information on Saskatchewan’s boating access areas, check out Discover Boating’s marina finder. Just remember to get your Saskatchewan Boat License before launching your boat!
If you’re in search of a more peaceful time on the water, La Ronge Provincial Park is the perfect spot to paddle out for the day. You’ll find over 100 lakes and 1300 islands to explore. If reeling in a trophy pike is more your style, hit up Athabaska Lake - just be sure to check out Saskatchewan's current Anglers Guide for the recent fishing regulations for your area and be sure to pick up your Saskatchewan fishing license.
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