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With over 400,000 rivers, lakes and streams to explore, Ontario is a wonderland that meets any pleasure boater's demands, from the novice to the experienced boating enthusiast. Boasting shorelines on four of the five Great Lakes (Lakes Ontario, Superior, Erie and Lake Huron), the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands, as well as the smaller waterways in Ontario, all avid anglers, waterskiers and jet-skiers will enjoy their favorite activity to their heart's delight!
Wherever you may be boating in Ontario, you get some of the most magnificent scenery that the planet has to offer, but remember, you need your boating license, whether for personal watercraft, motorized boats with any type of motor, including electric motors, wakeboard boats, pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, boats for waterskiing etc. Otherwise, you risk a $250 fine. It's the law, in Canada and in Ontario!
The boating license is valid in Ontario and in the rest of Canada.
You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at email@example.com to find if you got your card through our school (aceboater.com or Canadian Safe Boating School). If you are sure that we issued your card, just order your new Pleasure Craft Operator Card online.
You may use the guide as an aid while you study online. You may also consult it while taking the final test (open-book exam). We strongly recommend that you purchase our printed version of our safe boating guide at the same time as the online course and exam. We will mail it to you, shipping included. Order your printed study guide online.
There is no minimum age for taking the exam to obtain the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC), but some restrictions may apply even if you have your boating license:
Even a child who gets the card at age 10 is not required to retake the course at age 16. The card is good for life.
A free online study guide for Ontario is available through Aceboater.com. It is the ideal reference guide for those who simply want to brush up on their knowledge.
Aceboater has devised a comprehensive boater practice test for any boaters who wish to check their knowledge or understand their level of comprehension. The test is very well structured and you can try it as often as you wish. TRY our boating license practice test NOW!
In Ontario, you need a pleasure craft license if you are driving a boat with an engine of 10hp or more. A Pleasure craft license (not to be confused with the boating license) is a unique identification number which must be displayed on both sides of the bow. Get more info on the pleasure craft license.
The way to transfer boat ownership in BC is the same as for every other province in Canada. To transfer a licence to your name in Ontario, you must submit the following documents:
For more information on transferring a boat in BC go to Buying or selling a boat in Ontario.
The Canadian Register of Vessels is the official register of all registered or listed vessels, vessels under construction and bare-boat charters. It contains information on each vessel, such as ownership and mortgage details, vessel characteristics, such as tonnage, construction material and type. Get more info about boat registration in Ontario.