Invasive Species

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Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the biodiversity of Ontario’s waters. Recreational boaters have been identified as one of the key pathways for the introduction and spread of invasive species. How can you help? CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and trailer before moving between waterbodies to reduce the risk of spreading invasive species. After all, we each have a responsibility to protect our natural resources in Ontario. For more information, visit … Continue reading

About Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escradrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP)

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CPS-ECP is a community of passionate boaters across Canada who are committed to safety, boating education, and having fun on the water. It is a national volunteer driven organization with a long-standing reputation for offering high-quality educational courses. With over 75 years of history and a membership of over 24,000 in 150 Squadrons across the country, CPS-ECP has played a major role in boating culture in Canada and is the established leader for the training … Continue reading

Welcome to Ontario’s Wonderous Waterways

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We welcome you to discovermagazines.ca, where we will be your number one portal to all things boating on some of Ontario’s most spectacular waterways. At your fingertips, and just a click away, our publications will give you every ounce of information you need to have the best cruising adventure possible this season. Here to discover and enjoy are the magnificent waterways of the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rideau Canal and the 1000 Islands and Gananaque and … Continue reading

Discover Boating!

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Boating is about building relationships with family and friends, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Whether you are new to boating or an ‘old salt’, Discover Boating has free resources to help you enjoy and share your boating life. Whether you love fishing, sailing, watersports or just cruising with the people you care about – boating has something for everyone. Navigate DiscoverBoating.ca to find everything you need. Explore new destinations. Try new activities. Get … Continue reading

Get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card and Cruise with Confidence

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Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons‘(CPS-ECP) Boating Basics course is online, preparing boaters to pass the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) test, get certified, and get on the water. The PCOC is mandated by Transport Canada as the minimum certification needed to operate any powered vessel of any length in Canadian waters. The penalty for not having the card is a minimum $250 fine. For $49.95, anyone over the age of 16 can take Boating Basics … Continue reading

Beware of Invasive Species

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Boaters Be Aware! You may be transporting invasive species that could destroy Ontario’s rivers and lakes. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to Ontario’s biodiversity. Since 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources have partnered to inform and engage the public in fighting the spread of invasive species in Ontario. Visit www.invadingspecies.com to learn more.