Canadian Safe Boating Council

The Canadian Safe Boating Council is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada.

5 KEY STEPS TO SAFER BOATING 

  1. Wear Your Lifejacket

    • Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

  2. Boat Sober

    • Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

  3. Take a Boating Course

    • The law now requires that anyone driving a motorized boat must have a pleasure-craft operator card. It’s for your own safety and that of your passengers. Don’t get caught without one. Take a course and get your license!

  4. Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

    • Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

  5. Be Cold Water Safe

    • Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.

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