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.
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.