What Is the Canadian Vessel Registry and What Is Its Mission?

If you have not heard of us before, it’s easy to understand why you might ask the following, “What is the Canadian Vessel Registry and why does it exist?” What are its mission and goals? Those are good questions. While the Canadian Vessel Registry does not govern boating like Transport Canada (TC), we are  affiliated…

Canadian Vessel Ownership: Important Information

Only a copy of a bill of sale will prove you own your Canadian vessel. Don’t get ownership confused with registration or licensing. You cannot use a registration or license to prove you own a pleasure craft. Canadian Ownership and Licensing While a copy of your bill of sale should be kept onboard at all…

How To Use Your Canadian Vessel During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had impacts far and wide across Canada. Even simple tasks like taking your Canadian vessel out on the water call for safety precautions in light of the virus. Fortunately, for boaters, being outside and on the lake is one of the safer activities that can be done as we all push…

Do I Need To Be Vaccinated To Navigate to Canada?

From October 30 onwards, every single person who travels or works on federal public service and federal-regulated transportation services is required to be vaccinated. This applies to everyone boarding a Canadian vessel, be it a passenger or an employee. The Canadian federal government has established mandatory vaccination as of the ongoing COVID-19 worldwide pandemic to…

Your Qs Answered: Can a US Citizen Own a Registered Canadian Vessel?

Are you an American citizen hoping to register a vessel with the Canadian government? Do you have a Canadian vessel and are wondering whether to get it registered or to get a pleasure craft license? These are not small questions. These questions have always been important, but, in recent days in regards to the pandemic, borders,…

How to Licence a Vessel in Canada and What Vessels Need to Be Registered

Operating a boat in Canada, just like a car, needs to be done under certain legal and administrative circumstances. It’s important, after all, to know that those operating vessels are qualified to do so, and that the vessel itself is in order. Here’s how to licence a vessel in Canada and how to get a…