St. Andrews, NB / September 29th - October 1st, 2020

With the highly successful 2019 CSBC symposium in Port Credit behind us, it is already time to start planning for the next Symposium which will be held on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in St. Andrews, New Brunswick at the Algonquin Resort.  St. Andrews by the sea, as it's fondly referred to, buzzes with the excitement of a community strongly influenced by the sea that surrounds it. As one of the oldest towns in the Maritimes, if offers a welcoming atmosphere, combined with picturesque scenery, stunning architecture, and vibrant marine life.  Escape the everyday and embrace the historic seaside elegance at the Algonquin Resort. The dates are September 29-October 1.Keep your eye on this site for further updates about the symposium but for now, plan to attend and book your hotel today.

Keep your eye on this site for further updates about the symposium and hotel booking details, but for now, plan to attend and mark these dates on your calendar.

Participant testimonials demonstrate that CSBC Symposiums consistently hit the high water mark

  • "Excellent opportunity to gather new knowledge to share with others"

  • "Open forum sessions allow for everyone’s input from all facets of safety"

  • "Fantastic networking opportunities with people from across Canada and overseas"

Join us in St. Andrews, this year for a great learning experience that will include:

  • Professional development and learning for boating safety enthusiasts
  • International connections that share their successful programs
  • Connecting with boating safety organizations to exchange information and resources
  • Excellent networking opportunities

2020 Symposium Agenda - Coming summer 2020


Download Registration Form


Online Registration Form

Hotel Room Bookings Must Be Made Directly With the Hotel 

Hotel Information: Click here to book your room directly


Book your transport to and from the St. John airport. Available thru Freedom Tours
call 1-800 561-2324 or

The CSBC looks forward to welcoming you in St. Andrews in September 2020!

PowerPoint Presentations from the 2019 CSBC Symposium available for download here!

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 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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Prepare 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.