Boating safety on Okanagan Lake is important to us. We are proud to be located in one of the most beautiful regions of British Columbia and surrounded by a number of picturesque lakes. With the number of boats and vessels taking to the water each year, we feel it is important to ensure everyone is equipped with the tools required to be as safe as possible.
Looking to learn more about boating safety? We’ve got you covered!
Boating Safety Tips
Boating Safety 101 Course
Kelowna Yacht Club is offering a new Boating Safety 101 course that is open to anyone over the age of 13, and at no charge!
More Great Resource:
- Okanagan Boating Safety Brochure – Coming Soon!
- Tips for Refueling Your Boat
- Tips for Docking Your Boat
- KYC Tie-Up Standards
- Transport Canada – Safe Boating Guide
- Clean Marine BC – Guide to Green Boating
- Boating BC Association – Be Boat Safe
- Obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card online
- Red Cross – First Aid Tips and Resources
- Red Cross – Water Safety Activity Sheets for Kids
- Red Cross – Water Safety Quiz
- Discover Boating – Boat Maintenance Tips & More
Boating Safety 101
Going out on the water requires basic boating safety knowledge and a good understanding of the “rules of the road” for Canadian waterways. That is why everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency (PCOC) on board. This includes all types of motorized boats, no matter the size or horsepower of the engine.
The KYC Boating Safety 101 course will provide you with valuable information for safe boating, getting you comfortable to be out on the water. This course includes attaining your Boating License – Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC), a 1-hour online virtual orientation class, and 3-hours practical on the water session for you to practice what you learned with an experienced instructor on a KYC boat. You will be required to have obtained your PCOC prior to scheduling any on-water training, and we will assist you in getting signed up for the online PCOC program (additional $40 savings)!
Already have your PCOC? Great! You can skip the PCOC aspect and book your virtual orientation class and on-water training session right away. Please note, proof of PCOC will be required prior to any on-water training.
With boating season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enroll in some on-water safety training!
Ages: 13 +
Virtual Orientation Class: Mondays 5:00pm – 6:00pm
And Choice of:
On-Water Session 1: Tuesdays 5:00pm – 8:00pm
On-Water Session 2: Wednesdays 5:00pm – 8:00pm
On-Water Session 3: Thursdays 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $0 – This course is free of charge; however, donations assist us in continuing to offer programs such as these and support our mission of providing boating safety awareness within our community.
Have questions about this course or looking for a custom booking for you and your family? Contact the KYC Boating Safety Team [email protected] or 250-762-3310 Ext.102.