Update from Transport Canada Office on Vessel Registration

Transport Canada is currently taking the month of March to review all the Small Vessel Registration processes pertaining to kayaks and canoes…  Paddle Canada has received an official letter from Transport Canada – Safety and Security Office in Ontario today, in the wake of the significant media attention on the issue of vessel registration. This […]

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Sea Kayak PDC Bursary Program for Instructors

For several years now Paddle Canada has been awarding bursaries to instructors looking to further the sea kayaking program in Canada. The intention of the bursary is to help defray certification or travel costs for instructors coming from or organizing courses in underfunded areas throughout Canada.  For 2011 we have $1500 available to instructors or […]

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SUP Program Update and Proposed Draft Manual

The SUP Program Development Committee (PDC) has been busy developing a new SUP program. We meet weekly and do most of the writing between meetings. To date we have completed the first draft of the program overview and flushed out the flatwater levels. The committee would appreciate your feedback at this point. Spelling, grammar and […]

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Procedures for Canoe/Kayak Commercial Vessel Registration

The following is a simplified version of the vessel registration procedures. For a more detailed version with all the regulations listed consult: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/oep-vesselreg-smallcomm-procedures-457.htm All commercial canoes and kayaks are to be registered in Canada in accordance with the provisions set out in Part 2 of the Canada Shipping Act 2001 (CSA 2001). [readon2 url=”index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=283:procedures-for-canoekayak-commercial-vessel-registration&catid=75&Itemid=198″]Read a […]

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Procedures for Canoe/Kayak Commercial Vessel Registration

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.   Posted: Feb 26, 2011Read the […]

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Guided Excursion Small Vessel Regulations FAQ

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. […]

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