Summer vacation is approaching and taking your family out on the water is an ideal way to spend time together. Whether your vessel of choice is a power boat, sailboat, kayak, canoe or other, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge for a safe day on the water.
The mandatory equipment required on a vessel can be found in the Safe Boating Guide at http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/TP/TP511/menu.htm
For information on selecting and using life jackets and PFDs visit http://www.wearalifejacket.com/
Courses, books, e-books, e-lessons are ways to increase boating knowledge. A range of courses and information is offered at http://www.cruising.bc.ca