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How to Fly the Canadian Flag on a Boat?

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

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

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

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

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.

Importing a Vessel into Canada

Importing a Vessel into Canada

Steps to follow and things to consider when importing a vessel to Canada from the United States or another country. This post briefly discusses the process to follow when entering Canada on board a pleasure craft. Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, unless exempted, foreign national boaters are not permitted to enter Canadian waters. Failure to comply with the current prohibition of entering Canada for discretionary reasons (leisure, pleasure fishing, sightseeing, etc.) may result in severe monetary penalties or criminal conviction and/or imprisonment.