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 face a minimum $250 fine.
The Official Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam is available online, with a temporary licence issued as soon as you pass, so you can get out on the water right away. Guaranteed pass – Certified for life – Go boating right away!
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If you are new to boating, be sure to connect with the boating community across Canada and see all the ways Canadians are being active through boating. Whether you are on a pleasure craft, canoeing, paddle boarding… whatever! There is a vast boating community to engage with.