Speed and Other Operating Restrictions for Pleasure Craft

Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations include prohibited vessel type and standardized speed limits (posted and un-posted) which are specific to certain waters in Canada. Under these regulations, the operator of vessel must adhere to the posted & un-posted speed limits or face penalties/fines.

PROHIBITED VESSEL TYPE- some areas prohibit certain types of vessel due to numerous safety and environment concerns.

STANDARDIZE SPEED LIMITS are also put into effect to address safety and environment issues.

In some provinces, the universal shoreline speed limit is in effect –10km/h when within 30m of the shore. It’s a good idea for boaters to check for restrictions and Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORR) for detailed info on speed restrictions.