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Study our Boating Course.
Study at your own pace.
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 Vancouver?

To get your boating license in Vancouver :

  • 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 Vancouver?

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

Vancouver Boating License Course

If you’re a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia or the surrounding area, you know that there are countless waterways to explore by boat. From the tranquil waters of False Creek to the open seas of the Strait of Georgia, Vancouver is a boater’s paradise. But before you can set sail, it’s important to have a valid boating license (PCOC). Not only is it required by law, but it also helps ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

At MyBoatCard.com, we offer Transport Canada approved boating safety course and certification exam to help you easily and quickly obtain your Vancouver boating license. Our course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to safely operate a power-driven vessel in Canadian waters.

Exploring Vancouver By Boat

Once you have your Vancouver boating license, you’ll be ready to hit the water and discover all that the region has to offer. Vancouver is home to a wide variety of waterways, each with its own unique features and attractions. Here are just a few of the best places to boat in and around the city:

  • False Creek: Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, False Creek is a popular spot for paddling, sailing, and sightseeing. You’ll find plenty of marinas, restaurants, and shops along the waterfront, as well as landmarks like Granville Island and Science World.

  • Burrard Inlet: For a more rugged boating experience, head out into Burrard Inlet. This inlet is home to a variety of marine life, including seals, sea lions, and orcas, and it’s surrounded by stunning mountain and forest scenery.

  • Strait of Georgia: If you’re in the mood for a longer journey, the Strait of Georgia is the perfect destination. Located between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, the strait is home to a variety of landscapes, including sandy beaches, rocky shores, and secluded coves.

  • Gulf Islands: For a bit of island-hopping, the Gulf Islands are the way to go. Located between Vancouver and Victoria, these islands are home to a variety of landscapes, from sandy beaches to rugged cliffs. There are plenty of anchorages and marinas to choose from, as well as charming towns and villages to explore.

Staying Safe On The Water

No matter where you decide to boat in and around Vancouver, having a Vancouver boating license is essential for staying safe on the water. So don’t wait – get your Vancouver boating license today!


Our courses and certification exams are convenient and easy to complete, and once you have your license, you’ll be ready to hit the water and discover all that Vancouver has to offer.

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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 Vancouver. We will manufacture and ship your card in under 48 hours.

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The 10 most common questions asked by boaters in Vancouver.

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Do all boat operators in Vancouver need a boating license?

Anybody who operates a motorboat in Vancouver 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 Vancouver?

You can obtain your Vancouver 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 Vancouver boating license expire?

The VancouverPleasure 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 Vancouver?

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 Vancouver. Remember, your boating license never expires!

Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Vancouver?

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

Is the Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver?

When you pass the online boating license test, you can print your Temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating in Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver Boating Safety Course is free.
Take the course in your own time and risk free.

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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