CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with CIL Dealers to undertake a project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.
Have Your Flares Expired?
If your flares have a manufacture date of 2014 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.
Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
The following list of locations will host safety equipment days and accept expired flares on the dates noted below.
||370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2|
||44 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A9|
||1840 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E6|
||Stevestons Marine and Hardware
||1667 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N5|
||116 1re Rue, Île-aux-Noix, QC J0J 1G0|
||367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 5V2|
||441 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON L6K 2H2|
MacDonald Turkey Point Marina
|92 Clubhouse Rd, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0|
||Canadian Tire Roberval
||1056 Boulevard Olivier Vien, Roberval, QC G8H 3G3|
||The Yacht Shop
||3514 Joseph Howe Dr, Halifax, NS B3L 4H7|
||Dan's Nautical Shop
||12237 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N8N 1A1|
||Port Whitby Marine Supplies
||1636 Charles St, Whitby, ON L1N 1B9|
||Lefroy Yacht Harbour
||727 Harbour St, Lefroy, ON L0L 1W0|
Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day in 2019? Send
In accordance with Transport Canada requirements, flares are approved for four years from the date of manufacture. Typically, this means that you need to replace your flares every third or fourth boating season. If they have expired or will expire during this boating season, you must replace them... it's the law!