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Regional Transport Canada Offices of Boating Safety

If you have any questions after reading this guide, visit the Office of Boating Safety website at If you still have questions, contact your regional office (listed below). For general information, you may also call the Boating Safety Infoline at 1-800-267-6687.

Pacific (British Columbia)
700-800 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2J8
Tel.: 1-604-666-2681

Prairie and Northern (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
344 Edmonton Street
P.O. Box 8550
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0P6
Tel.: 1-888-463-0521

100 Front Street South
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 2M4
Tel.: 1-877-281-8824

901 Cap-Diamant
Room 253
Quebec, Quebec
G1K 4K1
Tel.: 1-418-648-5331

Atlantic (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)
45 Alderney Drive, 11th Floor
PO Box 1013
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4K2
Tel.: 1-800-387-4999

Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador)
100 New Gower Street, 7 th Floor
P.O. Box 1300
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1C 6H8
Tel.: 1-800-230-3693

Other Organizations

Canada Border Services Agency
Border Information Service: 1-800-461-9999
Outside Canada: 1-204-983-3500 or 1-506-636-5064 

Service Canada
Tel.: 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)

Transport Canada’s Vessel Registration Office
Tel.: 1-877-242-8770

Environment Canada
Tel.: 1-877-789-7733

Canadian Hydrographic Service
Tel.: 1-613-998-4931

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
Tel.: 1-613-932-5170

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Tel.: 1-888-CPS-BOAT (1-888-277-2628)

Industry Canada
Tel.: 1-800-328-6189

Canadian Beacon Registry
Tel.: 1-800-727-9414

Government of Canada Publications Marine publications and regulations
Tel.: 1-800-635-7943

Marine and Air Search and Rescue Emergency Telephone Numbers

Act smart and call early in an emergency. The sooner your call, the sooner help will arrive.

Pacific Coast
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria
1-800-567-5111 or 1-250-363-2333

Great Lakes and Arctic
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton
1-800-267-7270 or 1-613-965-3870

St. Lawrence River
Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre Quebec
1-800-463-4393 or 1-418-648-3599

Newfoundland and Labrador Coast
Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre St. John’s
1-800-563-2444 or 1-709-772-5151

Maritimes Coast
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax
1-800-565-1582 or 1-902-427-8200

Website Links

Transport Canada Accredited Course Providers Search by Province:

Complete List:

Office of Boating Safety – Regulations for Pleasure Craft Acts and Regulations – Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Provincial and Territorial Transportation Offices

Transport Canada’s Construction Standards for Small Vessels (TP 1332E)

Pleasure Craft Licence – How-To

Transport Canada’s Vessel Registration Office

List of Marine Safety Certificates Recognized for the Issuance of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Safety Rules and Tips for Personal Watercraft (PWC) Use

Sea Kayaking Safety Guide (TP 14726E)

Approved Products Catalogue Index 

Finding the Right Flotation Device for Your Child

Cabinet Directive on Streamlining Regulation

The Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations – A Boater’s Guide to Signage

Industry Canada - MMSI Information and Application Forms (under Maritime Information)

Canadian Coast Guard – Radio Aids to Marine Navigation
Contraventions Regulations (Click on Schedule I.1 : Canada Shipping Act 2001)

Canadian Hydrographic Service 

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