What You Need to Know before Taking a Boat outside Canada?
There is a number of things to keep in mind when taking your Canadian vessel outside of Canada. On top of researching the destination, making sure your equipment (and passport) are up to date, you should also consider registering your vessel in the Canadian Register of Vessels.
How to Fly the Canadian Flag on a Boat?
Ever wondered what rules should be followed when flying the Canadian flag on board a boat? There are quite a few rules that deal with flying the Canadian national flag in the Canada Shipping Act and this article summarizes some of them.
How to Renew a Pleasure Craft Licence in Ontario
A common question boaters in Ontario ask is how to renew a pleasure craft license in Ontario. In this post we explain how a pleasure craft licence can be renewed in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia or any other Canadian Province. A pleasure craft license is a document with a unique number attached to a pleasure vessel. A pleasure craft licence must be renewed every 10 years.
Benefits of Registering Your Boat in the Canadian Register of Vessels
There are many benefits of properly registering your vessel. All owners must register their boat in the Canadian Register of Vessels if certain conditions apply to their vessel. Read on to find out why you should register your vessel under the Canadian flag.
Update on Canadian Pleasure Craft Licensing Statistics
Transport Canada has released the numbers on pleasure craft licensing activity across the country for the month of November 2021. See the numbers for each province in the table below.
Choosing a Name for your Vessel
If you choose to register your boat with Transport Canada, rather than simply license it, you will be able to reserve a unique name for the boat. When you apply to register a vessel with Transport Canada for the first time, you will be required to provide three unique names for your vessel.