Traffic Signals of the Waterways
Buoys are the “traffic signals” that guide pleasure craft operators safely along some waterways. They also identify dangerous or controlled areas and give directions and information. As a pleasure craft operator, you will need to know the different types of lateral, isolated danger, cardinal, and special-purpose buoys in the Canadian Aids to Navigation System.
While boating, keep in mind that the Criminal Code of Canada makes it illegal to:
- Moor or attach a pleasure craft to a signal, buoy, or any other navigational aid.
- Alter, remove, or conceal any navigational aid.