Government of Canada Resources

The Government of Canada offers recreational boaters a wide range of useful resources related to boating safety, navigation, vessel registration and enforcement.

The following is a list of these resources:

Canadian Hydrographic Service – Chart Distribution Office
CHS’s nautical charts and navigational products help ensure the safe navigation of Canada’s waterways. 
Phone: 613-998-4931

Office of Boating Safety (OBS)
OBS delivers prevention-based programs and vital information for users and builders of recreational boats
Phone: 1-877-281-8824

Transport Canada
For information about vessel licensing and registration.
Phone:  800-461-9999 
Fax: 705-739-5876

To download a licensing application go here

To download a declaration of ownership due to missing ownership/ bill of sale go here