One approved Personal Flotation Device
of appropriate size for each person on board
Note: A personal flotation device or lifejacket kept on board a human-powered pleasure craft, operated in whitewater must be inherently buoyant.
Note: A bailer or manual bilge pump is not required for a pleasure craft that will not hold enough water to make it capsize, or a pleasure craft that has watertight compartments that are sealed and not readily accessible.
for human-powered pleasure craft that meet the requirements set out in the Collision Regulations
Navigation lights are only required if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset, before sunrise, or in periods of restricted visibility (fog, falling snow, etc.).
For a human-powered vessel, this requirement can be met with a watertight flashlight.
One radar reflector
is required under certain conditions
If the human-powered pleasure craft is more than 6 m long, you must add:
Six pyrotechnic distress signals, not more than two of which are smoke signals
At least three pyrotechnic distress signals, not more than one of which is a smoke signal,
if there is also a means of two way electronic communications on board (i.e., cell phones, satellite phones, VHF, 406 MHz personal locater beacons, or EPIRB).
Note: Flares are not required for a pleasure craft that:
is operating on a river, canal or lake in which it can never be more than one (1) nautical mile (1.852 km) from shore; or
has no sleeping quarters and is engaged in an official competition, or in final preparation for an official competition.