BC Boating License
BC Safe Boating Course

Safe Boating Course

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BC Boating License Exam


Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card!

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Official BC Boating License CardWhether you're planning to boat on one of the BC's lakes or take to the ocean off of the coast, British Columbia boaters are required to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*, commonly known as a boating license.

As with all provinces in Canada, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card* is required when operating motorized vessels - regardless of age, size of boat or engine horsepower. It's the law. British Columbia boat operators caught without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, mistakenly referred to as a boating license, face a minimum $250 fine.

Need to get certified? The official Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam is available online. British Columbia boaters who take the Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam online, sometimes referred to as a boating license exam, can complete the official safe boating course and exam from the comfort of home.

Need your Operator Card today? Upon successful completion of the exam, boaters can print a temporary card immediately and the permanent Pleasure Craft Operator Card is mailed within 4-6 weeks. Once obtained, your boat Card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces.

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Boating in BC

Boating in BC

British Columbia has some of the most beautiful and diverse boating regions in Canada. Imagine boating along the coast in the Pacific Ocean or on one of the in-land lakes with the Rocky Mountains in the background.

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*Pleasure Craft Operator Card or proof of competency

Online Operator Card Exam

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PCOC (Boating License)

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Boating in BC

There are thousands of lakes and rivers to go boating or fishing in British Columbia.
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