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Discover Freedom, Discover Boating

Looking for a way to disconnect from the stress of daily life? 

What’s the big deal about boating? Why do more than 15 million Canadians participate in boating each year? Well, research shows that individuals experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, around, on or in water and while participating in water activities such as boating. With a seemingly endless supply of lakes, rivers & waterways within Canada, boating can take you places you could never imagine. In Ontario, the waterways alone are made up of 250,000 lakes and rivers providing the best Freshwater cruising in the world.

Boating is an every-Canadian sport; whether you are just starting out in boating or you have spent years exploring the waterways, there is always something for everyone with numerous options for getting out on the water. The best part? Boating allows you to disconnect from the everyday hustle and reconnect with more important aspects of life: family, health, and nature.

So, what are you waiting for? Now is the time for you to get out on the water & create memories that will last a lifetime. Boating memories are truly unforgettable and offer participants the ability to experience breathtaking nature, relaxation and invaluable time with family and friends.

Leave worries in your wake with Boating Ontario!


"Let a Boating Ontario member guide you on your next adventure on the water."

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Boat Safely from Port to Port

If you’re a boater in Canada, you will want to download the free "Discover Boating Safety" app.


 1. Be Prepared.

 2. Plan your Trip

 3. Reference Guide

 4. Just in Case of Emergency. 

The Discover Boating Safety app is a ‘must have’. It takes care of all your safe boating needs before you leave shore. Best of all, the majority of this content is available on your phone whether or not you have cell or internet access.


Ways To Get On The Water...


Are you new to boating? Or just looking to create memories on the water, but not quite at the point of ownership? Boat rentals and boat clubs are a great way to "test the waters", easily and affordably.

Boat Rentals

"Enjoy the lifestyle without the commitment".

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Boat Clubs

"The ownership alternative".

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When you're ready to own, your perfect match is waiting for you...

Learn more about owning a boat and what it takes.


"For when you fall in love".

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Ready To Embark On Your Next Adventure On The Water?


Pick from the incredible destinations that Ontario has to offer that promise an unforgettable experience that you will never forget!

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Boating Stories


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Boating Ontario proudly represents over 500 member companies throughout the province of Ontario including private & municipal marina operators, boat dealers, brokers and suppliers in Ontario’s diverse recreational boating industry.  Boating Ontario, through collaboration and partnerships, provides all of our members with critical and regulatory support for all aspects of their business through information, advice, direction as well as practical money-saving programs. Ultimately our goal is to collaboratively increase the recreational boating market and promote the lifestyle enjoyed by those already involved in the industry





Discover Boating is a national public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability, and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. Discover Boating seeks to educate potential boaters and offer opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on the water in a boat. Each year over ten million people in Canada enjoy boating, the recreational activity that "connects like no other".