Paddling at Night

Night Paddling rules are in effect all year round.

The following is required when paddling at night (Sunset to Sunrise):

1.  All paddlers (boats under 7m):

Must wear, or mount on the boat (e.g. OC-1, kayak, etc.), a non-flashing (“solid”) white light (all-round light) which is clearly visible all around the boat.

This is in accordance with Transport Canada’s requirements for Navigation Lights (see also the complete Safe Boating Guide).

2. Dragon Boats, OC-4, OC-6:

Must mount on the stern (back) of the boat a non-flashing (solid) white light (all-round light). May mount on the bow (front) of the boat a red/green navigation light. This red/green/white directional-lighting is in accordance with Transport Canada: Safe Boating Guide, page 31Human Powered Boats – Rule 25).

3. Coach boats:

The bow (front) of the boat must have a red light on the Port (left) side, and a Starboard (right) green light; the stern (back) of the boat must have a non-flashing, white light (all-round).

This red/green/white directional-lighting is in accordance with Transport Canada: Safe Boating Guide, page 30 – Power Boats under 12m – Rule 23).

4.   All paddlers require a partner when paddling in the dark – no solo paddling!

5.   Do not paddle West of the Burrard Street Bridge