Of course my prediction yesterday was way off but the announcement was great news non-the-less for canoe and kayak instructor/guides across
According to the press release on the announcement:
Owners of human-powered vessels, such as canoes, kayaks and small sailing vessels, as well as small vessels with motors less than 7.5 kilowatts (10 horsepower) will not have to register their craft with Transport
"We do not believe Canadian boaters should face onerous regulations to go canoeing and kayaking, which is why registration requirements for all human-powered vessels, small sailing vessels and small motorized vessels will not be required," said Minister Strahl.
This registration will continue to be required for commercial river rafts, government vessels and for any vessels where registration is necessary for safety reasons.
The other new small vessel regulations are still in effect which we have talked about before a couple of times.
This is great news. I will post more updates as I get them.
Update: Tony Palmer, friend of the site and owner of the