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Study our Boating Course.
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How do I get my boating license in Ottawa?

To get your boating license in Ottawa :

  • 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 Ottawa?

Yes. Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Ottawa must have a proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Ottawa 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 Ottawa could result in a fine of $250. 

Ottawa Boating License Course

If you’re planning on spending time on the water in Ottawa, it’s essential to make sure you have a valid boating license. Obtaining a boating license in Ottawa is a simple process that will allow you to safely and legally operate a motorized vessel on the water. MyBoatCard.com offers a convenient and easy-to-complete course and certification exam to help you get your Ottawa boating license.

There are several options for taking a boating safety course in Ottawa. My Boat Card offers both in-person and online courses, so you can choose the option that best fits your schedule. Our courses cover all the necessary topics, including rules of the road, navigation, and proper operation of a vessel. Once you’ve completed a boating safety course, you’ll need to pass a written exam to obtain your Ottawa boating license. MyBoatCard.com offers the exam online, so you can take it from the comfort of your own home. The exam covers important topics such as boating laws, safety procedures, and proper handling of a vessel.

After you’ve passed the exam, you’ll receive your Ottawa boating license in the mail. You’ll need to carry your boating license with you whenever you’re operating a motorized vessel on the water in Ottawa.

Exploring Ottawa By Boat

Now that you have your Ottawa boating license, you may be curious about the best places to boat in and around the area. Ottawa has a number of fantastic locations for boating, including:

  • Ottawa River: The Ottawa River is a major waterway that offers a wide range of boating opportunities. The river is popular for power boating, sailing, and water sports, and it’s also a great spot for fishing. There are several marinas and boat launches along the river, making it easy to access the water.

  • Gatineau River: The Gatineau River is a beautiful river that flows through the Gatineau Hills. The river is surrounded by lush forests and wetlands, making it a great spot for kayaking and canoeing. There are several boat launches in the area, and the river is also a popular spot for fishing.

  • Rideau Canal: The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a unique boating experience. The canal is popular for kayaking and canoeing, and it’s also a great spot for power boating and sailing. There are several boat launches along the canal, and it’s also a popular spot for fishing.

  • Lac Deschênes: Lac Deschênes is a large lake located just outside of Ottawa. The lake is popular for power boating, sailing, and water sports, and it’s also a great spot for fishing. There are several marinas and boat launches in the area, making it easy to access the water.

Ottawa is home to many other lakes, rivers, and waterways that are perfect for boating. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast, love water sports, or simply want to take in the scenery, there are plenty of options for everyone in Ottawa. 

Staying Safe On The Water

It’s important to have an Ottawa boating license no matter where you choose to boat in and around the area. A boating license will ensure you can stay safe on the water and enjoy all that Ottawa has to offer.

So why wait? Obtain your Ottawa boating license today and start discovering Ottawa on the water.

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Do all boat operators in Ottawa need a boating license?

Anybody who operates a motorboat in Ottawa 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 Ottawa?

You can obtain your Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa?

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 Ottawa. Remember, your boating license never expires!

Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Ottawa?

In Ottawa, horsepower restrictions apply to operators under 16 years of age. Youths less than 16 years of age may not operate boats in Ottawa 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 Ottawa.

Is the Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa?

When you pass the online boating license test, you can print your Temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating in Ottawa 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 Ottawa mailing address within one week.

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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.

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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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