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.
What is Canadian Vessel Registration?
While most vessels with a motor can be licensed, there are circumstances in which a vessel must be registered in the Canadian Registrar of Vessels. Read on to find out when a Canadian vessel must be registered.
What is a Canadian Pleasure Craft Licence?
Most vessels operating on Canadian waterways are either licensed or registered with Transport Canada. This article explains what vessels must be licenced, what it means to have a licenced vessel, requirements of licensing and many other issues.