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Canadian Boating License, we make it simple

Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in 3 easy steps

Unlimited Access $49.95

Canadian Boating License, we make it simple

Your pleasure craft operator card in 3 easy steps

Unlimited Access $49.95

Take the online course

Watch, listen & learn on any device. Our fully animated & narrated boating course puts you right in the Captain’s seat.

  • Made for boaters, by boaters
  • Animated, narrated & brilliantly illustrated
  • Study at your own pace, we’ll auto track your progress
  • Perfect for all ages

Ace the official test

The Online Boating Test is 100% open book and available to Canadian boaters of all ages, including boaters under 16 years of age.

  • Official Transport Canada boating safety test
  • No minimum age
  • Unlimited free retries

Yeah Buoy! You’re a Captain

Awesome job! You’ve gained the knowledge and confidence to boat safely. See you on the water.

  • Print your temporary boating license immediately
  • Receive your permanent card within 4 weeks
  • Good for life

Try the 1st module for free

Canada’s Online boating safety course

The BOATsmart! Course is 100% Transport Canada Approved and includes all the knowledge required to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Take the Course online at your own pace with easy-to-understand, step by step lessons.

Anytime, anywhere, any device

We’ve made our course available accross all platforms and devices. Start it on your mobile, finish it on your desktop!

Study at your own pace

Study at your own pace, and we’ll automatically track your progress, so you can take your time and pick up where you left off.

Perfect for all ages & skill levels

Our animated and narrated course is perfect for all ages and skill levels – including the kids!

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Step inside the course

1.

Rules and Regulations Operator Competency Competency Requirements Age and Horsepower Restrictions The Boating Basics Boating Terminology Module 1 Summary and Quiz

2.

Rules, Regulations, and Equipment

Boating Code, Acts and Regulations Alcohol and Boating Boat Licensing and Registration Operating A Boat Responsibly Personal Safety Equipment Boat Safety Equipment Distress Equipment Navigation Equipment Required Boat Safety Equipment Module 2 Summary and Quiz

3.

Before Heading Out

Maintenance Transporting Your Craft Understanding Local Hazards Checking the Weather Using a Trip Plan Fuelling Your Craft Using a Pre-Departure Checklist Module 3 Summary and Quiz

4.

Safe Boat Operation

Loading People and Equipment Getting Underway Safety Underway Controlling Your Pleasure Craft Anchoring Your Craft Sharing the Waterways Towing Actions Module 4 Summary and Quiz

5.

Navigation and Right-of-Way Rules

Right-of-Way Powerboat Navigation Powerboat Navigation Review Using Sound Signals for Navigation Operating During Restricted Visibility Navigation Lights Required Navigation Lights Navigating at Night Navigating Unique Waterways Module 5 Summary and Quiz

6.

Markers and Buoys

Aids to Navigation Lateral System Navigation Day Beacons ‘Red Right Returning’ Determining Upstream The Cardinal System Restricted Signs Buoys and Flags Module 6 Summary and Quiz

7.

Emergency Preparedness

Responding to Emergencies Running Aground Capsizing Swamping and Sinking Collisions and Abandoning Ship Person Overboard Cold Water / Cold Weather Survival Breakdown and Mechanical Failure Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Fighting a Fire Distress Signals Module 7 Summary and Quiz

Take it with you

The BOATsmart! Printed Study Guide is the perfect Test companion. Follow along in your BOATsmart!® Study Guide and use it for the open book exam. Can’t remember which side of that marker buoy to pass on? Throw the BOATsmart! Study Guide on the boat and you’ve got a comprehensive reference guide at your fingertips.

Get Certified and Save!

We’ve teamed up with the best outdoor, adventure and travel brands to help you get the most out of your outdoor pursuits. Your BOATsmart!, HUNTINGsmart! or ATVsmart! course fee includes free membership to Campfire Collective and instant access to exclusive partner discounts.

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Campfire helps people have awesome outdoor adventures.

Campfire was founded with the belief that we’re at our best when we go to our wild. Collective membership is free. Join now to get exclusive discounts from leading outdoor brands, access high quality online courses and inspire others. Your wild awaits, go boldly.

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In partnership with 1% For The Planet, Campfire pledges a percentage of our annual revenue directly to nonprofits that sustain and protect the wild.

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Person paddling in white water rapids
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