Resources for pleasure craft operators. How to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card and other proof of competency and how to request a pleasure craft courtesy check. More information on operating a human-powered craft, filing a trip plan, how to maintain a safe pleasure craft and information for visitors operating a boat on Canadian waters.
Services and information
Everyone who operates a power-driven boat in Canada needs proof of competency, which shows they understand the rules of how to safely operate a vessel. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is the most common, which can be obtained by passing an accredited boating safety course.
Get a safety check on your pleasure craft.
Safety tips and requirements for paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and other human-powered watercraft.
Why you should file a trip or sail plan, form for making trip plans.
Inspecting your pleasure craft, pre-departure checklists for safety preparedness.
If you're visiting Canada, it's important to know the rules before operating a boat on Canadian waters.