Here are the equipment requirements for human-powered vessels, including canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and rowing shells.
Personal Lifesaving Appliances
- One lifejacket or PFD for each person on board
- One buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres (49ʹ3ʺ) long
- One reboarding device if the freeboard distance is over 0.5 metres (1ʹ8ʺ)
Vessel Safety Equipment
One bailer or one manual bilge pump or a non-manual bilge pump and water level detection system
Visual Signals for Vessels Over 6 Metres (19ʹ8ʺ) in Length
- One watertight flashlight
- Six type A, B, or C flares unless the vessel meets one of the exemptions listed in the Small Vessel Regulations, Part 2, #213–Visual Signals
- One sound-signalling device or appliance
- Navigation lights if the vessel is operated between sunset and sunrise or during periods of restricted visibility
- One magnetic compass; not required if the vessel:
- Is 8 metres (26ʹ3ʺ) or less in length and…
- Is operated within sight of navigation marks.
- One radar reflector unless the pleasure craft meets one of the exemptions listed in the Collision Regulations, Schedule 1, Rule 40 (Radar Reflectors)