June 15, 2015
Who needs a boat license?
If you operate a motorized boat in Canada, you need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*. The federal law applies to all ages, all boat lengths and all engine sizes – even electric trolling motors and sailboats equipped with engines. If you’re stopped without a boating license you’ll face a minimum $250 fine. Once obtained, your BOATsmart! Operator Card is good for life.