Gear & Equipment Requirements
Transport Canada Minimum Requirements:Transport Canada has set out a set of MINIMUM equipment requirements pertaining to canoes and kayaks that should be carried with you at all times on the water in accordance with Canadian laws and regulations.
1 spare paddle per vessel.
(Not a legal requirement but CERTAINLY recommended)
A 2-piece break-apart works great. Check out the Aqua Bound link below.
1 sound signaling device...my recommendation is the Fox 40 Whistle, available at most outdoors shops.
1 Bailer or manual water pump.
Suitable lights if the craft is to be paddled before sunrise or after sunset. For canoes and kayaks a headlamp works great. Also, chemical light sticks work quite well and are very inexpensive...and look cool too!
North Water has a safety package consisting of a Paddle Float, Fox40 Whistle, Kayak Pump, and a Small Regulation Throw Bag. Just so you have an idea on what's needed, not that the Paddle Float is needed, unless you paddle alone, far from shore.