The boating lifestyle can lead you places you never thought you would go and will provide endless opportunities for making memories. Let us share our passion with you and send you down stream to places you will never forget.
There are numerous ways of getting your feet wet when it comes to recreational boating; If you are not quite ready to dive right in, why not rent a boat from one of our members who are waiting to guide you on your next adventure? Ready to take the leap and begin your journey, start by getting your license and decide what type of boat is best for you to own. Use the links below to guide you to your next steps. We look forward to seeing you out on the water. MORE
Boating safety boats up to 6m
Legally Required Safety Equipment
-Take the Online PCOC Course now
-Free online chapter and quiz sample
-Get ready for the Transport Canada test
-The Operator Card is good for life
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) was organized in 1991 to improve communications regarding safe boating issues between government departments and agencies servicing recreational boaters’ interests and private companies and organizations in the recreational boating field. In the early 1990s various regulatory issues were discussed. A major issue was the life jacket types and colours which resulted in making PFDs more comfortable and acceptable. Annual meetings were held and developed into educational discussions regarding safe boating. In 1998 this became the annual Conference (later the Symposium) with seminars and discussions regarding current issues. The Symposium rotates annually across the country to encourage participation from all regions. MORE.
The Lifesaving Society is a charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, safety management services, drowning prevention research and lifesaving sport. MORE.
Marine transportation Licence, certify and register a vessel, safety and training, navigational aids, commercial vessels, pleasure craft.
- Apply for a pleasure craft operator card
- Safe Boating Guide
- Oceans Protection Plan
- Ship Safety Bulletins
- Nautical charts and services
- Report marine emergencies and concerns
- Fleet – Canadian Coast Guard
National Marine Manufacturing Association
NMMA is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle. MORE.
Ontario Sailing is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing lifelong sailors in Ontario by way of our programming through our Clubs & Schools. MORE.
The Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association is the provincial not-for-profit responsible for the promotion of safe, competent, and knowledgeable recreational paddling. Through public education, instruction, and advocacy, ORCKA provides for safe paddling practice and culture in Ontario … accessibility of paddling for everyone.
Paddle Canada sets national standards for instruction and certification for recreational paddling: canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard. Every year, nearly 2,700+ sanctioned Paddle Canada certified instructors deliver sanctioned courses to more than 15,000 paddlers across Canada. Paddle Canada certifications are nationally accredited and internationally recognized. MORE.
Welcome to the SAFE BOATING GUIDE. Transport Canada publishes this resource to make sure that you know the regulations that apply to boating and that you learn more about safe and responsible boating practices. Boating is fun, but about 100 people die and many more get seriously injured every year in boating incidents. Most boating deaths and injuries can be avoided. MORE.
At Water Ski Canada (a council of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada) we believe that embracing the culture of water ski combined with a commitment to excellence is the foundation of who we are. Performance at the highest level comes from an athlete-focused approach to training, programs and coaching. Our athletes are amongst the best in the world, and our goal is to continue to provide them with the means to achieve their goals. MORE.
- Safe Boating Guide
- Transport Canada Smart Boater
- Pleasure Craft Licensing
- Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
- Canadian Coast Guard Notices to Mariners
- Discover Boating website (includes info about smartphone app)
- Summary of Safe Boating Regulations
- Rideau Canal Lockstation Services
- Canadian Power Squadron Safe Boating Courses
- Manotick Classic Boat Club
- Red Cross Tipsheet on Lifejackets & PFDs