Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2010-02-23 to 2017-06-08:

  •  (1) No person shall operate a vessel in any of the waters described in Schedule 1, except as indicated in that Schedule.

  • (2) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel or a vessel driven by electrical propulsion in any of the waters described in Schedule 2, except as indicated in that Schedule.

  • (3) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel in any of the waters described in Schedule 3, except as indicated in that Schedule.

  • (4) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel or a vessel driven by electrical propulsion that has an engine power greater than the maximum engine power set out in column 4 of Schedule 4 in waters in public parks and controlled access bodies of water described in columns 1 to 3 of that Schedule.

  • (5) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel or a vessel driven by electrical propulsion in the waters described in columns 1 to 3 of Schedule 5 or 6 in excess of the maximum speed set out in column 4 of that Schedule, except as indicated in that Schedule.

  • (6) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel or a vessel driven by electrical propulsion in the waters described in Schedule 7 for the purpose of towing a person on water skis or on any other sporting or recreational equipment, or for the purpose of allowing a person to wake surf, except during the permitted hours set out in that Schedule.

  • (7) No person shall operate a power-driven vessel at a speed in excess of 10 km/h within 30 m of the shore in the following waters:

    • (a) the waters of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta;

    • (b) the rivers and lakes in British Columbia;

    • (c) Nitinat River and Nitinat Lake, upstream of Nitinat Bar, in British Columbia;

    • (d) the rivers and lakes in Nova Scotia; and

    • (e) Bras d’Or Lake in Nova Scotia, inland of a line drawn between Coffin Point and Red Head in Great Bras d’Or Channel and the inland end of St. Peters Canal.

  • (8) Subsection (7) does not apply

    • (a) in respect of a vessel that is operated for the purpose of towing a person on water skis or on any other sporting or recreational equipment, if the vessel follows a course away from and perpendicular to the shore; and

    • (b) in respect of a power-driven vessel that is operated

      • (i) in rivers that are less than 100 m in width or in canals or buoyed channels, or

      • (ii) in any waters referred to in Schedule 5 or 6 in respect of which a maximum speed is set out.

  • (9) Subsections (5) and (7) do not apply to a vessel that is required to comply with another speed limit established under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 or the Canada Marine Act.

  • SOR/2010-34, s. 1
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