heading out, you need to know the laws, regulations and local
rules. These generally include: collision regulations, small
vessel regulations, local rules concerning safe speeds, vessel
separation/right of way, and key laws that apply to the operation
of all vessels, regardless of size. In addition, there are
criminal code laws concerning impaired or dangerous driving
and other activities.
safely, you should know and understand many things. For example:
Canadian buoyage system, the use of marine charts, compasses,
navigation lights and signals, plotting courses, positioning
methods, navigational references such as notices to mariners,
sailing directions and the use of electronic navigational
contact Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise to license your
boat since this falls under the jurisdiction of the federal
government. Please call 1-800-461-9999 for more information.
Addresses and telephone numbers of Revenue Canada, Customs
and Excise in your area may be found in the Blue Pages of
your telephone directory.
on Safe Boating, please visit Transport
Canada's Office of Boating Safety.
Canada for more information on boating legislation.