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Montreal Boating License Course

Take our Transport Canada-approved online boating course to get your official Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). Drive a Boat Canada is a certified provider of the Canadian boating license for residents of Montreal, Quebec.

Get your Montreal boat license in 3 simple steps

Study our boating safety course

Our boat safety course offers approximately 3 hours of fun and engaging learning suitable for beginners.

Pass the exam

Upon successfully completing the course, participants will have unlimited retries to pass the Transport Canada approved exam.

Obtain proof of competency

Upon passing the exam, participants print your temporary card instantly, while the permanent card is mailed within a few weeks.

Do you need a boating license to drive a boat in Montreal?

Yes, you need a license to drive a boat in Montreal, Quebec, and the rest of Canada. The license required is the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, which is mandatory for all boaters operating a powered watercraft. You can easily obtain your Quebec boat license by taking our online boating course and exam.

How to get a boat license in Montreal?

Follow these steps to obtain your boating license in Montreal, Quebec:

  1. Complete our online boating safety course and successfully pass the online boating exam.
  2. Immediately print your temporary boating license (PCOC) from the comfort of your home and hit the water without delay.
  3. Rest easy as your permanent boating license (PCOC) will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
  4. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your boating license never expires and can be used anywhere in Canada.

Trusted by Montrealers, with over 2 million certified Canadian boaters since 2001

Drive a Boat Canada has helped over 2 million Canadians get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card since 2001. Our Transport Canada-approved boating course is trusted by Montrealers for a quick and stress-free boat license certification.

Why study our boating license course?

Drive a Boat Canada is committed to offering an unparalleled learning experience for new boaters in Montreal. Here’s what you can expect with our boating safety course:

Study at your own pace

Take full control of your learning journey with Drive a Boat Canada. Our boating safety course allows you to learn at your own pace, whether you’re on your laptop or mobile phone, all from the convenience of your home. Worried about passing on your first attempt? Don’t be! We provide unlimited retries, completely free of charge.

A fun and engaging learning experience

Experience our dynamic boating course, complete with instructional videos and quizzes that will engage and entertain you as you learn. Say goodbye to boring reading materials and hello to a more immersive learning experience.

Group and family discounts

In addition to the individual $59.95 CAD boating course, Drive a Boat Canada offers group and family discounts that make it easy for friends and family to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card together as a team:

  • 2 People: $49.95 per PCOC
  • 3 People: $44.95 per PCOC
  • 4 People: $34.95 per PCOC

FAQs about the Montreal boating license

How long does it take to get a boating license in Quebec?

Our boater safety course can be completed in as little as 3-5 hours, allowing you to get your temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) within a few hours.

Does the Montreal boating license expire?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (also known as a Canadian boat license) is valid for life, with no expiration date! Plus, there are no annual fees to worry about.

What are the age and horsepower restrictions in Quebec?

In Quebec, individuals who are under 16 years old are subject to horsepower limitations when operating boats. Those who are under 16 are not permitted to operate boats with motors exceeding specific engine horsepower limits, unless there is a person who is 16 years old or older with proof of competency directly supervising them on the vessel. To operate a personal watercraft (PWC) in Quebec, you must be 16 years old or older.

What are the best boating destinations in Quebec?

Quebec offers countless boating destinations that are perfect for recreational activities.

One of the top spots is the Laurentians region, where numerous lakes and rivers offer endless opportunities for boaters to explore. Lac Saint-Jean is a popular choice, with its clear turquoise waters and stunning scenery. Here, visitors can enjoy a range of water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.

The Saguenay Fjord is another essential destination, known for its dramatic cliffs and picturesque landscapes. Boaters can explore the fjord’s deep waters and witness the incredible marine wildlife that inhabits the area. 

For those seeking a more urban boating experience, the Old Port of Montreal is a fantastic option. Located in the heart of the city along the St. Lawrence River, it offers a vibrant atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities, such as cruises, sailing lessons, and boat rentals.

Whether you prefer serene lakes, breathtaking fjords, or a bustling urban setting, Quebec has numerous boating destinations that cater to all preferences. 

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Montreal

Drive a Boat Canada offers a fun and stress-free experience for obtaining your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Montreal. Over 2 million Canadian boaters have been certified with us. Register today and receive your official boating license in as little as one afternoon!