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Responsibilities of a Safe Boat Operator

What are My Responsibilities? As a boat operator in Canada you are legally responsible for equipping yourself, your passengers and your boat with the right equipment. You are also responsible for oper...

Casting off from the Dock

Casting Off There’s not much we enjoy more than casting off from the dock to go boating for the afternoon with family and friends. Here are our top tips to get you out boating safely and with confi...

Aids to Navigation

An important part of the BOATsmart!® online safe boating course is understanding aids to navigation. These are the system of buoys and markers that assist a boater in determining their position...

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...