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Get Your Quebec Boating License Online

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 the province of Quebec.

Get your Quebec boat license in 3 simple steps

Study our boating safety course

Our online course offers 3 hours of fun and engaging course material.

Pass the boat exam

After completing the course, you have unlimited retries to pass the Transport Canada approved exam.

Obtain your Quebec boating license

Once you pass the exam, you will be able to print your temporary card instantly, while your permanent PCOC is mailed to you.

Do I need a boating license to operate a boat in Quebec?

Yes, a license is needed to operate a boat in Quebec and the rest of Canada. The required license is called the Pleasure Craft Operator Card, and it is mandatory for all boaters who operate a powered watercraft. Obtaining your license is easy and convenient with our online boating course and exam.

 How do I get my boating license in Quebec?

Follow these steps to obtain your boating license in 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 Quebecers, with over 2 million certified 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 Quebec residents for a quick and fun boat license certification.

Why study our Quebec boating course?

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

Study at your own pace

You have complete control of your learning adventure with Drive a Boat Canada. Our boating safety course offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace, whether you’re using your laptop or mobile phone, all from the comfort of your home.

A fun and engaging learning experience

Discover our exciting boating course, packed with engaging instructional videos and interactive quizzes designed to entertain and educate you as you learn.

Group and family discounts

Drive a Boat Canada not only offers an individual boating course priced at $59.95 CAD, but also provides group and family discounts. This makes it convenient for friends and family to obtain their Pleasure Craft Operator Card as a team.

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

FAQs about the Quebec boating license

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

Our Transport Canada 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.

Will my Quebec boating license expire?

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is valid for life and does not expire. There are no annual fees.

Do you need a license to drive a Jet Ski in Quebec?

Yes, a boat license is required to drive a Personal Watercraft (PWC, also known as a Jet Ski) in Quebec. In order to operate a Jet Ski, individuals must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), which can be obtained by passing a Transport Canada-certified boating safety course.

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 destinations to go boating in Quebec?

Quebec has many beautiful destinations for boaters to explore. Here are some of the best places to go boating in Quebec:

  • Lac Saint-Jean: This lake is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and is a popular destination for boating.
  • St. Lawrence River: The St. Lawrence River in Quebec is a fantastic waterway for boating enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities to explore. It’s also a haven for boaters with its charming collection of islands.
  • Lake Champlain: This lake is nestled on the border between Quebec and the United States.
  • Lake Memphremagog: This lake is located in the beautiful Eastern Townships region of Quebec with stunning scenery and lots of water activities available.
  • Saguenay Fjord: This fjord is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. It offers stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and mountains.
  • Lake Massawippi: Located in the Eastern Townships region, Lake Massawippi is considered one of the ten most beautiful lakes in Quebec.
  • Lac Brome: Another stunning lake nestled in the picturesque Eastern Townships region, just a stone’s throw away from the charming town of Knowlton, Quebec.
  • Richelieu River: This river is located in the Montérégie region and is home to many historic sites and charming towns.
  • Lac-Tremblant-Nord: This lake is located in the Laurentians region and is known for its many beautiful views.

How to get a boat license in Montreal?

Getting a Montreal boat license is the same as getting a Quebec boating license. Both licenses are issued by Transport Canada and follow the same regulations and requirements. Whether you are planning to navigate on Montreal waters or other parts of Quebec, obtaining a boat license ensures you have the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a boat safely.

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Quebec

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