You can help fellow Canadian Boaters by sharing your true boating experiences!

Have you or someone you know had an accidental immersion? What was your attitude towards lifejacket wear before your experience? Has it changed your viewpoints about it after?

Sharing is learning and by creating a community of interest we can help fellow boaters across Canada learn through other’s stories to further our efforts in making our waterways safer and more enjoyable!

You can share your story with us over zoom, record it on your phone and send to us (audio or video) or simply write us an e-mail with your experience!

For further info on how to share, set up a zoom session or simply e-mail your stories please contact/send to Mary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For larger files such as audio or video, a link will be sent in which your files can be uploaded to us securely

Falling Into Water 

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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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.

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Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

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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Be Cold Water Safe

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