Safe Boating Guide -- Transport Canada

The Safe Boating Guide has been written by Transport Canada to promote safe and responsible boating practices among Canada’s pleasure craft users. If you remember one thing found between these covers, it should be to always wear your lifejacket when on the water. It could save your life!

While this guide does offer a basic overview of boating safety, it should not be your only source of information. No matter your age or experience, you should take a boating safety course. Please visit for a complete list of Transport Canada accredited course providers. We recommend the Oakville Power and Sail Squadron as an excellent source of safe boating training.

This is not a study guide for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card test. To buy a training manual for the test, contact an accredited course provider.


You can either read the guide here or go to

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