April 2022 - National Boating Safety School

What are the different types of boat anchors?

April 29, 2022

When you are on a stopover or need to drop your boat’s anchor in an emergency situation, you need to be confident in your anchor line. One of the keys to a good anchor line is choosing the right anchor for the job. The anchor is one of the different parts of a boat and Read more ›

How Old Do You Have to Be to Drive a Boat in Ontario?

In Canada, you need a license to operate a motorized boat for recreational purposes, even when the motor is not in use (e.g. while sailing). Although people of any age are allowed to obtain their boating license, the Canadian government has imposed certain restrictions on those under 16 years of age regarding the power and Read more ›

What Safety Equipment is Required on a Boat in Ontario?

Boating is a wonderful activity that provides a unique chance to enjoy the stunning aquatic landscapes Ontario and Canada have to offer. That being said, it can prove dangerous in some situations. The Canadian government has put regulations in place to ensure that pleasure craft operators and their passengers remain as safe as possible on Read more ›

How to Get a Boat License in Ontario

Are you itching to take a motorboat or jet ski out on Ontario’s beautiful waters, but not sure what the legal requirements are? You’ve come to the right place! As of 2009, all operators of motorized pleasure craft in Canada are required to have an official license. But how exactly do you get a license? Read more ›

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