One of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, New Brunswick is a popular destination for boaters from all over North America because it offers a great range of both salt and freshwater opportunities. New Brunswick is quite popular for its coast, and through its many marinas, boaters have access to a wide array of geographical features, including islands, lagoons, bays, coves and so forth. Inland, New Brunswick offers many lakes and rivers, where visitors can sail or whitewater raft. One of New Brunswick’s most charming features is that a number of its popular tourist destinations provide equal access to its diversity. Divvy up your time between the coast and inland with ease.
The greatest New Brunswick adventures are only available to the person who takes the helm and steers their own course. To do that, whether you have your own boat or rent one when you arrive, you need a boating license. New Brunswick, like all of Canada, requires one by law. The charters will not rent to you without one, and if the authorities catch you driving a boat without a license, you face steep penalties. Fortunately, acquiring a license is rather simple. You can even take the test online, or you can take the exam and get a temporary license when you arrive in New Brunswick.
You only pay for your Boating License Exam once. If you don’t pass, you can try the exam again at no additional charge.
ASM Safe Safe Boating encourages boaters in all provinces to take a Transport Canada Accredited course to obtain the Canadian Boating License (officially known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card). ASM Safe Boating, through its partnership with BoaterExam.com, offers Transport Canada accredited courses and certification for the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
If you operate a boat, you have to have a boater license. It’s the law. Without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or boat operators license, you’re automatically subject to a $250 fine.