® | Official Canadian Boating License

Safety Equipment

A child wearing his lifejacket while out on a boat with his hand in the water. Whether you rent, own or borrow a boat, you are required to carry a minimum amount of safety equipment. Safety equipment that is easily accessible and in good working order is instrumental to safe boating.

Remember that the best protection you can give yourself on the water is to always wear your lifejacket or your PFD.


All safety equipment on board must be:

  • In good working order;
  • Always easy to reach (so that it can be used in an emergency); and
  • Maintained and replaced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations


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