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The Official Online Transport Canada Course, Test and License. Animated, Narrated, Unlimited Retries & Good for Life!

The Official Online Transport Canada Course, Test and License. Animated, Narrated, Unlimited Retries & Good for Life!

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$49.95 per boater

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$49.95 per boater

Standard Fee

$49.95 per boater

Transport Canada Approved Boating License
Canada's Official Boating License
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BOATsmart! Canada Course

“It’s all about freedom. no roads, no lines, no boundaries to guide my adventures.”

Calvin T. – Lake of the Woods, Ontario

Captain
in 1, 2, 3

BOATsmart! is the easiest and fastest way to get your New Brunswick Boating License. We include everything you need.
1. Take the course
Study up with the Official Boating Safety Course. Animated and narrated lessons put you in the captain’s seat. Anywhere, on any device and perfect for all ages.
2. Ace the test
It’s easy. Our Transport Canada multiple-choice test is open book with unlimited free retries. Basically, you’re guaranteed to pass and it’s good for life!
3. You’re the captain now
Print your temporary New Brunswick Boating License immediately and we’ll see you on the water. Your permanent card will arrive by mail – but that’s not important, you’ll be out on the boat!

Who needs it?

Listen up! In New Brunswick, all operators of motorized boats are required to obtain and carry a Pleasure Craft Operators Card regardless of age, length of both or engine horsepower. There’s a $250 fine for boating without it.
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We've been making smart boaters for more than 15 years. BOATsmart! is Canada's largest Transport Canada Accredited Course Provider. Your BOATsmart! Card is also accepted in more than 40 U.S. states. We’ve got you covered!

646,154 Smart
Boaters & growing

Made for boaters, by boaters. The BOATsmart! Course is the fastest, easiest way to get your Official Canadian Boating License. Study at your own pace and we'll automatically track your progress. We include 24/7 access, live customer support and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Plus, exclusive partner discounts.

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Boating in New Brunswick

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As one of Canada’s maritime provinces with hundreds of kilometers of coastline, New Brunswick is a boaters paradise. With bodies of water like the Bay of Fundy, no maritime experience is complete without getting out on the water.

How to get a boat license in New Brunswick

Do I need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
Since September 2009, it’s mandatory to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card if you’re operating a motorized boat in New Brunswick and throughout Canada. The BOATsmart! safe boating course is accredited by Transport Canada and includes everything you need to take the exam and obtain your New Brunswick Boating License.
Do I need a Pleasure Craft License?
A Pleasure Craft License or ‘boat license’ is a document and a set of I.D. numbers. The document must be on board your boat at all times and the numbers must be displayed on the bow of your boat at all times.

All motorized boats and PWCs in Ontario powered by 10 horsepower or more are required to have a Pleasure Craft License. The number must be displayed on both sides of the bow, above the waterline, as far forward as possible, in block letters at least 7.5cm high that contrast with the colour of the boat.

You can obtain a 10 year license for free from Service Canada. You must renew the license after the 10 year period has expired.

How to get a pleasure craft license
You can obtain a 10 year license for free one of the following two ways:

Option 1: Apply for a free Pleasure Craft License online.
Option 2: Download a paper application form and mail the completed form to the Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre at the following address:

Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre
P.O. Box 2006
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5G4

Go Boating in New Brunswick

As one of Canada’s maritime provinces with hundreds of kilometers of coastline, New Brunswick is a boaters paradise. With bodies of water like the Bay of Fundy, no maritime experience is complete without getting out on the water. Whether you’re an avid fisher looking to cast your line in one of the top locations in North America for salmon fishing or you would rather put your boat in the Saint John River, New Brunswick has plenty of waterways waiting to be explored.

If you’re looking to take to the water, be sure you’re equipped with your boat license. All operators of motorized boats in New Brunswick are required to carry a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

New Brunswick’s top boating destinations!

Miramichi River, NB

Bay of Fundy, NB

St. John River, NB

Grand Lake, NB

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