Online Boating Resources

If you can't be out on the water, why not surf the Internet to improve your boating knowledge. We recommend the following great sites:

Boating Safety from Transport Canada

You will find this Web site to be very informative as it provides you with information in order to be a safe boater.  This site provides you links to information on your PCOC card, product recalls, safety equipment requirements, frequently asked questions, and much more.  Please take the time to visit this site and get yourself acquainted with how to be a safe boater.


Boating Side Kicks

This wonderful boating safety site is designed just for kids! It teaches the importance of safe boating in a fun and interactive way that kids can't help but enjoy. There couldn't be a better way to learn what safety is all about. Not only will your children love it, but Moms and Dads will learn too. Check it out!


Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce

Situated within the City of Kawartha Lakes on three picturesque islands between two of the loveliest lakes in Ontario, Bobcaygeon offers both activity and tranquility. Though Bobcaygeon is a comfortable drive from busy urban areas, its small town setting transports visitors to a world of its own. Canoeing, boating, fishing and swimming compete for attention with lounging, walking, shopping and sightseeing.


Buckeye Surf and Snow

Buckeye Source for Sports is a privately owned family business established over 50 years ago. We offer friendly, experienced staff in our spacious waterfront facility.


Clean Boater Program

Become a clean boater today! Joining the clean boater program is one way boaters can ensure our waterways stay clean. The OMOA, along with over twenty marine industry professionals and Ontario's boaters' and anglers' associations formed the Clean Marine Partnership to develop a voluntary program of "Environmental Best Practices" for the marine industry that is recognized as the leader in North America. OMOA member marinas have been enrolling in the Clean Marine Program to ensure that their marinas are following these environmentally sound practices and protecting our waterways for all to enjoy. Buckeye is a four star clean marina and urges you to become a clean boater!


Discover Boating Canada

Discover boating is an organization dedicated to getting people involved in the wonderful world of boating. They provide answers to many commonly asked questions and give insight into the many avenues that boating can take.


Marine Forecast

Click on Environment Canada's marine weather map to find out marine weather forecasts and current marine weather conditions for your area. 


Ontario Marine Operators Association

The Ontario Marine Operators Association is the association of 500 marinas, marine dealers, yacht clubs, and associated companies. These organizations have been working together since 1967 with a common goal of promoting recreational boating in Ontario. Its members are engaged in boat sales, service and amenities for recreational boaters. This link will help boaters find places to moor permanently or for transient trips.


Smart Boater

The Smart Boater website was created by the Canadian Safe Boating Council to promote safe and responsible boating. This website is a one stop place for recreational boaters, the media, and boating educators to obtain information about safe and responsible boating in an informative and relevant manner.



Trailer Boating Canada

Trailer Boating Canada is a new Canadian marine media vehicle designed to attract more people into boating. It is an exciting new marine communications platform in coordinated print and electronic formats. The Web site does carry a complete digital version of the premiere edition with full search, print and email capabilities built-in. This magazine and Web site reach potential new boaters in large numbers with their exciting lifestyle and novice-level, "how-to" editorial.


Water Ski & Wakeboard Ontario

This is a non-profit organization affiliated with Water Ski Canada that acts as a governing body for water skiing and wakeboarding in Ontairo. Check out their site to find out about upcoming events in your area. Look for one of Buckeye's MasterCrafts acting as this year's tow boat.


Toronto Boat Show

Take the family to Canada's largest marine marketplace, showcasing more than 1,000 paddle boats, runabouts, fishing boats, performance boats, sport boats, sailboats and luxury yachts, plus engine manufacturer displays and acres of marine gifts and accessories. The 2012 Toronto Boat Show will take place at the Direct Energy Centre from January 14th-22nd.



Stewardship Councils

A program of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources linking landowners, land interest groups and agencies to encourage responsible land care on private land. 


Conservation Authority

Kawartha Conservation is a watershed-based environmental organization with a particular focus on the water.  We are one of 36 conservation authorities operating in Ontario with a mandate to manage natural resources. 


Provincial Government - Ministry of the Environment

The goal of the Lake Partner Program is to protect the quality of Ontario's island lakes by involving citizens in a volunteer-based water quality monitoring program. 


Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association

FOCA is a non-profit, voluntary organization serving as an information centre, providing assistance and leadership to Ontario's cottage associations and their members. 


Parks Canada: Trent-Severn Waterway

Year after year, the Trent-Severn Waterway, meandering 386 km along central Ontario, continues to create unique experiences.  This site provides more information.