If you are a visitor (under 45 days) to Canadian waters in a US registered boat your US approved equipment will be considered in compliance. In a Canadian boat subject to the Small Vessel Regulations there must be a Canadian approved (Transport Canada or Coast Guard) lifejacket or PFD for each person on board.
Q. What is the difference between a PFD and a life jacket? Q. Should I wear a. Q. Can I wear my Canadian Approved vest in the US? Q. What is the difference between Transport Canada Approval, ULC Approval and Coast Guard Approval?
Information on UL's worldwide certifications and assessments of lifejackets, also. SAFETY and MARINE, a geographic identifier such as US or CA (Canada), and. approved by the Commandant, United States Coast Guard (USCG), and are .
To meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements, a boat must have a U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket for each person aboard. Boats 16 feet and over must have at
A Canadian citizen paddling in Canadian water need to use a Canadian approved PFD ;and could be fined if using an US Coast Guard .