The District of Kitimat and Leisure Services Departmart is proud to promote boating and water safety in our community.

BOATsmart!® educates and certifies boaters for their Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Our mission is to promote a safe, enjoyable and environmentally friendly use of Canada's waterways. Take the official exam online and obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly referred to as a Canadian Boating License!


Boatsmart Card Operator Exam LinkAll operators of recreational powerboats in Canada now require a Pleasure Craft Operator Card*, commonly known as a Canadian Boating License. Boaters caught without an Operator Card* risk a minimum $250.00 fine. Obtaining an Operator Card is also the best way to gain the knowledge you need to boat with confidence!

An Operator Card is required for all ages, boat sizes and waterways in Canada when operating a motorized vessel. If you operate a powered recreational boat you need an Operator Card* - It's the law.

Once obtained, the official BOATsmart!® Operator Card is good for life.