Enforcement on the Water
Source: Transport Canada
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), provincial and municipal police forces and other authorized local authorities enforce the laws that apply to boats. They may inspect your boat and monitor your boating activities to make sure that requirements are being met. This may include checking for safety equipment, your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and careless operation on the water.
Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety helps boaters learn about boating laws with the help of tools like this guide. However, it’s important to remember that these laws only set minimum requirements. Many boaters go above and beyond these laws to enhance the safety of their boat and guests, and Transport Canada encourages everyone to do the same.