Fresh air, historic ports of call and pristine waters make boating in Canada an exhilarating adventure. You can step aboard a historic schooner, kayak a remote coastal inlet or paddle a famous canoe circuit.

For information on boating safety regulations and requirements for non-resident boaters, visit the Transport Canada Visitor Information page. Pat's Boating in Canada is a useful source of information for pleasure craft operators.


Many provinces and territories offer seasonal and year-round ferry service from mainland departure points to beautiful island retreats and coastal paradises, as well as offering convenient inland ferry service.(please note that there is no ferry service to or in Nunavut)