Boating Safety Blog



Required boating safety equipment on pleasure crafts

June 25, 2021

By law, when operating a pleasure craft, you must have your pleasure craft operator card and certain boating safety equipment with you at all times. Specific equipment requirements vary depending on the type of boat: Human-powered pleasure craft Pleasure craft up to 6 m (19’8”) Pleasure craft over 6 m and up to 9 m Read more ›

How do inboard boat engines work?

June 4, 2021

If you’re considering getting a motorboat to spend your summer on the water, you probably already know that there are a few different types of engines to choose from. Some motorboats have outboard engines, while others are equipped with inboard engines. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages and is suited for different boating Read more ›

How to dock a boat

June 1, 2021

Are you nervous about docking your boat in a marina with dozens of boaters watching? Do you just want to learn how to dock your new boat without damaging it? Regardless of what your reasons are for wanting to learn how to dock a boat, simply follow the 4-step docking procedure outlined in this article. Read more ›

About the National Boating Safety School

September 30, 2014

The National Boating Safety School The National Boating Safety School (NBSS) was established as a result of the new federal law stating that as of September 15th 2009, all pleasure craft operators must have proof of their competency. To be faithful to the initial program of Transport Canada, which is to educate pleasure craft operators Read more ›

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