A quick reference guide or course outline for a 2 day Intro to Tandem & Solo Moving Water Canoe Course developed and shared by instructor Brian Johnston.
The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities made an announcement on March 17, 2011 that registration is no longer required for human-powered vessels, small sailing vessels and small vessels that are equipped with a motor less than 10 horsepower.
For more information please contact Transport Canada.
The FAQ's below are answers to common questions we receive. They are rough guidelines based on our interpretation of the regulations based on our discussions with Transport Canada, but in no way should these be taken as an the authoritative answer. We suggest you contact Transport Canada directly for any specific answers to your questions.
Please note that the Small Vessel regulations could change at anytime and they are the final authority for commercial vessels on the water.
Paddle Canada along with other paddling associations and groups nationally were involved in the public consultation process from 2005 onwards with Transport Canada. An article published in Kanawa Winter 2006/2007 talked about this 'Call for Input' to our members. View article here...