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Study our Boating Course.
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Boating Course is free.

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Pass the PCOC test.
Test is open book.
Retries are free.

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Print your Temp PCOC.
Go boating right away.
We ship your PCOC for free.

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How do I get my boating license in Calgary?

To get your boating license in Calgary:

  • Study our free online boating course and pass the online test.
  • Print a temporary boating license (PCOC) at home and go boating straight away.
  • Your permanent boating license (PCOC) will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
  • Your boating license never expires and is valid to use nationwide.

Do I need a boating license in Calgary?

Yes. Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Calgary must have a proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Calgary is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license). Proof of competency is basically a proof of boating education.

Failure to have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card with you when boating in Calgary could result in a fine of $250.

Calgary Boating License Course

Welcome to MyBoatCard.com, your trusted provider for obtaining a boating license in Calgary. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or just getting started, we have everything you need to get your license and start enjoying the beautiful waterways around Calgary.

Obtaining a boating license is important for a number of reasons. In Alberta, it’s the law – if you operate a powered vessel for recreational purposes, such as a boat or personal watercraft, you must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). But getting a boating license isn’t just about following the rules – it’s also about safety. By completing a boating safety course and obtaining your PCOC, you’ll learn important safety techniques and best practices that will help keep you and your passengers safe on the water.

At MyBoatCard.com, we make it easy to get your boating license. We offer a variety of options for taking a boating safety course, including online courses and in-person classes. Once you’ve completed the course and passed the test, you’ll receive your Calgary boating license in the mail. Your boating license is valid nationwide and  never expires.

Exploring Calgary By Boat

Let’s talk about the best places to boat in and around Calgary:

  • Bow River: The Bow River is a popular spot for boating and paddling in Calgary. With its clear waters and beautiful natural surroundings, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. The river is also home to a variety of fish species, so it’s a great spot for fishing as well.

  • Ghost Lake: Ghost Lake is a picturesque lake located just west of Calgary. It’s a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and paddling, and it’s surrounded by beautiful natural areas. The lake is relatively shallow, which makes it a great spot for beginners or those looking for a more relaxed boating experience.

  • Kananaskis Lake: Located about an hour’s drive west of Calgary, Kananaskis Lake is a stunning alpine lake that offers a wide variety of boating activities. From fishing and paddling to water skiing and wakeboarding, there’s something for everyone at this beautiful lake. The lake is also surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, which makes it a great spot for sightseeing and photography.

  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise is one of the most iconic lakes in Alberta, and it’s located about two hours northwest of Calgary. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain scenery, it’s the perfect place for a day of boating and exploring. The lake is also a popular spot for fishing, and it’s home to a variety of fish species.

  • Waterton Lakes National Park: Waterton Lakes National Park is home to a variety of beautiful lakes that are perfect for boating.

No matter which of these options you choose, you’re sure to have a great time boating near Calgary. 

Staying Safe On The Water

Just be sure to follow all safety guidelines and obtain a Calgary boating license before setting out on the water. From boating and fishing to more exciting activities like water skiing and wakeboarding, there’s something for everyone near Calgary. 

Don’t wait – get your boating license and get your adventure started.

Go boating today!

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MyBoatCard.com® has been Canadas trusted provider of boating safety education since 1999. Our Transport Canada approved Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid for use nationwide.

MyBoatCard.com® aims to provide the best value and educational experience to all Canadians. We also guarantee the fastest shipping in Calgary. We will manufacture and ship your card in under 48 hours.

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The 10 most common questions asked by boaters in Calgary.

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Do all boat operators in Calgary need a boating license?

Anybody who operates a motorboat in Calgary must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating License) or other proof of competency, regardless of engine horsepower or age of the operator.

How do I obtain a boating license in Calgary?

You can obtain your Calgary PCOC by completing our free online boating safety course and passing the Transport Canada PCOC exam. When you have passed the online exam you can print your temporary PCOC and go boating right away. We will mail out your permanent pleasure craft operator card in under 48 hours.

Does my Calgary boating license expire?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card never expires and is good for life! There are no annual fees. 

What age do I need to be to get a boating license in Calgary?

There is no minimum age for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. As long as you are old enough to take the online boating safety course and pass the online exam you are old enough to get a boating license in Calgary. Remember, your boating license never expires!

Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Calgary?

In Calgary, horsepower restrictions apply to operators under 16 years of age. Youths less than 16 years of age may not operate boats in Calgary with motors over certain horsepower limits unless someone 16 years of age or older, and certified, is directly supervising them from inside the boat.

You must be 16 years of age or older to operate a PWC / jet ski in Calgary.

Is the Calgary boating license valid in all other Canadian provinces?

Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license) is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.

What happens if I lose my Calgary boating license?

If you lose your boating license, simply give us a call on 1800 886 5303 to order a replacement card. We will send you a temporary card to print immediately so you can go boating right away. Your replacement PCOC will be shipped out to you within 48 hours.

What’s the Calgary boating safety course all about?

MyBoatCard.com’s official safety course has been approved by Transport Canada. The course provides you with the knowledge required to pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam and obtain your Calgary boating license. The course topics include boating basics, safety equipment, boat operation, rules and regulations and boating navigation rules. Best of all, MyBoatCard.com® provides the course for free.

Is the Transport Canada exam difficult?

MyBoatCard.com’s safety course covers everything you need to know to pass your online PCOC exam. The online PCOC exam is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 75% (38 out of 50). If you fail don’t worry you can retake the exam after a 24 hour wait. Your one-time fee includes unlimited exam retries and unlimited access to the online course material.

How long does it take to receive my boating license in Calgary?

When you pass the online boating license test, you can print your Temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating in Calgary right away. The temporary PCOC expires 60 days from the date you passed the test. MyBoatCard.com® will manufacture and ship your permanent PCOC within 48 hours. It should arrive at your Calgary mailing address within one week.

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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.

MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to certify boaters for their Official Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The boating card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces and territories including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

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MyBoatCard.com® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating  safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.

Join the more than 2,000,000 certified Canadians.

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MyBoatCard.com® guarantees the fastest shipping in Calgary. Your boating license (PCOC) is manufactured and shipped out in under 48 hours.

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MyBoatCard.com® online boating safety course is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. The course has been designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

MyBoatCard.com® automatically keeps track of your progress so you can study at your own pace.

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Transport Canada approved Calgary Boating Safety Course is free.
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Other providers try to get you to pay upfront before you even have a chance to try out their course!

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MyBoatCard.com® is accredited by Transport Canada to deliver boating safety courses and administer tests for the issuance of Pleasure Craft Operator Cards, including replacement cards, under the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.

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