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"The CSBC believes that all operators of all sizes and types of kayaks, canoes and self-propelled vessels and all types of other craft that are 6 meters or less in length, while passengers are on deck and while the boat is underway, should wear lifejackets or PFDs. "

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5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don't just carry it, WEAR IT.


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Don't Drink and Boat

Boating under the influence is not just illegal; it's irresponsible. Wait until you get back to the pier to have that beer.


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Take a Boating Course

The law now requires that anyone driving a motorized boat must have a pleasure-craft operator card. It's for your own safety and that of your passengers. Don't get caught without one. Take a course and get your license!


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Be Prepared

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel's capabilities.


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Beware of Cold Water Risks

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.