Get out there. After all, it’s about boating with confidence and time on the water.

Canada is renowned for it’s stunning Fall foliage, and being out on the water provides the perfect vantage point to view the spectacular colours nationwide! We’ve put together some of our favourite spots to grab unbeatable views this season…

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boating in a storm

Smart boaters know that it is always the best option to avoid rough weather and water conditions, but sometimes the weather can change unexpectedly. Navigating a boat may seem like a piece of cake for you, but in rough waters it takes experience to know how to tackle the waters. Knowing what to do in the event of a storm is an ideal step towards being a prepared boater. Continue reading…

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August 28, 2017

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Boatsmart safety float plan

Boating weather and water conditions are unpredictable and can change in a heartbeat, so having an outline of your planned trip can help in times of emergency.  A trip plan – also known as a Float Plan – is a document that provides information about you, your trip and how to find you if necessary. It’s just like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs so that if someone is searching for you, they know where to look.  Continue reading…

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August 24, 2017

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boatsmart how to drive a jet ski

Personal Watercrafts (PWC) such as a jet-ski or sea-doo – also known as wave runners, or (our fave!) “boatercycles”, are a super fun and exciting way to get around on the water, but their handling is much different from traditional boating. Think about it like this: jet-skis are to boats what motorcycles are to cars. Both of them are driven on the water or roads, but there are different skills that need to be used on a motorcycle (such as balance and steering) that are not used when driving a car. Continue reading…

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July 24, 2017

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The BOATsmart! team get the chance to experience the coolest boating products out each season, and we’ve handpicked some of our favourites from Canadian Tire for Summer 2017! Enter our photo contest to win a $150 Gift Card and treat yourself to some boating adventure essentials. Here’s our top picks!
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