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Transport Canada Gear Requirements...

safe boating bannerTransport Canada requires that you carry some safety items while canoeing (or kayaking).

  1. An approved pfd or lifejacket for each person on board
  2. A sound making device (we recommend a whistle on your pfd)
  3. A bailing device (or pump)
  4. A minimum 15m buoyant heaving line (a commercially available throwbag is best)
  5. A light if you're travelling at night

If you're a trip leader or guide there are additional requirements.

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