Personal Watercraft

Safe use of a personal watercraft requires skill and experience. PWC operators must be at least 16 years old and have proof of competency and proof of age on board. Some basic tips include, but not limited to:

  • Respect speed limits and other vessel operation restrictions.
  • Be cautions, courteous, and respect your neighbours.
  • Many people dislike the noise that a PWC makes when it is operated for long periods of time at high speed in one place, especially when it is used to jump waves.
  • Be aware of the impact your PWC can have on the environment. Avoid high speeds near shore. 
  • Stay alert! At high speeds, it is hard to see wildlife, swimmers, water-skiers, and other recreational craft in time to avoid them. 
  • Do not operate your PWC after dark or when visibility is poor.