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Safety & Legal Requirements

Here are a few important things to know.

We consider all aspects of our customers’ safety. By this we mean that
our water sports equipment is thoroughly maintained and that detailed instructions on their use are provided, both in a
Safety Tips Sheet and
in a preliminary on-site orientation which outlines and conforms to Canadian Coast Guard standards.

The Canadian Coast Guard Standard lists the elements of boating safety knowledge recommended by Transport Canada and at a minimum it is designed to:

  • Promote the safe use of Canadian waterways.

  • Promote a concern and a desire to learn about boating safety.

  • Provide an alternate means of demonstrating proof of competency in accordance with the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.

  • Include elements of boating safety knowledge also contained in the Transport Canada Boating Safety Course Standard.

See our FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)


How To Demonstrate Proof of Competency

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card—Available from private sector pleasure craft training organizations delivering a boating safety course accredited by Transport Canada.

  • Proof of Prior Training—Carrying on board written proof of having successfully taken a boating safety course prior to April 1, 1999.

  • Rental Boat Safety Check List
    —Those without previous proof of competency that rent a pleasure craft fitted with a motor will be required to complete a Rental Boat Safety Check List and carry on board the co-signed section of the Check List as proof of competency for the duration of
    the rental.

  • Non-Residents—Non-residents of Canada may demonstrate proof of competency by providing proof of competency from their own country
    or by completing a Rental Boat
    Safety Check List.

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