How do I prepare to operate a boat at BMSC?

To operate small vessels (the Copes) at BMSC, Transport Canada requires the operator to have at a minimum a valid Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) and a valid, Marine Basic First Aid certificate or a provincially recognized  first aid course with a minimum of 16 hrs /2 days of training  is required  to operate BMSC Cope vessels. ‘In-person’ or ‘blended’ courses that meet the above criteria are acceptable.

Boat checkouts and safety training by BMSC foreshore staff are also required prior to use.

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There are also rowboats in the summer which may be used for recreation. You do not need a PCOC or first aid certification to operate rowboats.

boat users must abide by the BMSC Boat Policy.