Important Information Regarding Watercraft Regulations.
All operators of powered watercraft used for recreational purposes within Canada require the card as of September 15 2009.
Non-residents (of Canada) only need to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card if they are operating their powered boat in Canadian waters for more than 45 consecutive days or if the boat they are operating is registered or licensed in Canada (this includes rented boats). Boater Education Cards or equivalent certifications are recognized in Canada. Proper identification should be kept on board at all times to provide proof of residency.
Currently, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not required in order to operate a rented watercraft. Instead, it is sufficient for a renter to complete a rental safety checklist. Take note however that some companies have made it their corporate policy to require renters to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
Note: The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is not required for guests of Rockview Cottages renting one of our boats. It is required for Canadian guests who are bringing their own boat.