Canadian Boating Laws

Using Marine Charts

Marine Charts and Nautical Publications Safe boating is more than just a matter of operating your boat in a responsible way. Before heading out on the water, you should familiarize yourself with local...

Safety Equipment Requirements by Boat Type

Boat Safety Equipment Requirements Different sizes and types of boats are required to carry different safety equipment. To understand the necessities for each watercraft, refer to the below charts for...

Boating Safety Equipment

Having the required boating safety equipment on your boat at all times is not only required but will also help you respond well if you find yourself in an emergency situation. The important part of yo...

Right-of-Way

Boating Collision Regulations An important part of being a smart boater is realizing your right-of-way when you’re out on the water. The Collision Regulations govern the rules that prevent collisi...

Life Jackets & PFDs

An important part of your Personal Safety Equipment is a boater’s life jacket or PFD. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about one of the most important pieces of safety equipment a...

Boat Safety Equipment & Gear

Boat Safety Equipment Requirements in Canada Part of being a smart boater is fully understanding the boat safety equipment that is required onboard and knowing how to use it. Having the right equipme...

Canadian Boating Laws

Looking to go boating in Canada? It’s your responsibility to stay up-to-date on the laws and requirements that are required when operating a boat. These regulations change from time to time, but don...

Horsepower Restrictions for Young Boaters

Before heading out on the water, it’s important to understand the requirements to drive a boat. Horsepower restrictions for young boaters differ slightly depending on the age of the operator and th...

Boating License Requirements in Canada

Proof of Competency When you’re out on the water, there’s a chance you may be asked to provide proof of competency to local law enforcement agencies when operating your boat. So what exactly is th...

How to get a Canadian Boating License

Who Needs a Boating License? Everybody does. It’s a Canadian law and it applies to all ages. If you’re operating a motorized boat in Canada, you’re legally required to carry your proof of compet...