Safe Boating Instruction in the Kawarthas Since 1959
Read the Nautical Notes February 2017
Speaker Series – Toonie Tuesdays
Stay tuned for more information in 2017 on our schedule of seminars on various topics. If you have a suggestion for a subject you’d like to learn about in one evening, please let us know by sending an or by calling us at 705-652-1206
A VHF/Marine Radio Course will be held on SaturdayApril 22 and Saturday April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More Details
Squadron Commander Gina Lee accepts the CPS Foundation Certificate from District Commander Jim Lee indicating that Peterborough Squadron made its 12th Honour Roll donation in photo at right. Presentations were made at the Quinte District Council Meeting in November.2016 End of Season Potluck / Graduation Photos
Work has begun to update Lovesick Lock 30 that is expected to be completed by May 17, 2017. More Information
Work is also scheduled for Bobcaygeon and Lock 19 in Peterborough. More Details
Full information on all infrastructure programs on the canal system
Did you know about the CPS-ECP YouTube resource? Visit and view videos that will give you all kinds of boating tips and information on topics such as winterizing your boat, towing a boat, distress signalling, navigation, life jacket safety, docking and more. Explore the Videos
There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License announced by Transport Canada. You now have two options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft License: electronically (new) or by post. Full Details
Do you realize you can saving money on your boat insurance every year? This can be done by taking our boating course and presenting your CPS-ECP Boating Certificate to your local insurance agent. Go to our national website for this and other great ongoing membership benifits.
Don’t get caught without your Pleasure Craft Operator Card and having to pay the $250.00 fine. Get your card from CPS-ECP in the classroom or online. The CPS-ECP PCOC course is approved by Transport Canada and is the only card in Canada approved by the National Association of State Boating Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard.
We offer a full range of other courses to help you become a better and safer boater, and to better enjoy your boating experience. To enquire or to register for courses online submit your request or contact Jim Lee at 705.652.1206 or by .
RVCC - Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check - Have you ever wondered whether or not your boat is properly equipped? When you see the marine detachment approaching do you get a sinking feeling (no pun intended) in the pit of your stomach? Even the most experienced boaters have some difficulty keeping up with the requirements outlined by Transport Canada. Well we have the solution for you! More Information
We always need to update our Membership Information. Please help us out if you have moved, purchased a new boat, sold your current boat, or changed your email address. You can change your information using our online form, downloading our printable form to mail or send as an email attachment, or by contacting our .
If you are interested in more information on membership in CPS-ECP visit the CPS-ECP National Website.
News Alert: Flare Disposal: Boaters can now dispose of old marine flares by taking them to:
OPP Constable Syvret
453 Lansdowne Street East
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
You can also take them to this location during other hours and the officer at the front desk will take them and keep them for Constable Syvret.