Safety Equipment and Flare Disposal Days

CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with Transport Canada and 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 2016 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 On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.

View list of acceptable flares (pdf)

The following list of locations will host safety equipment days and accept expired flares on the dates noted below.

April-25-20 Sound Marine Services 103-1797 Comox Avenue Comox, BC

May-9-20 Bayfield Marine 23 Fisherman's Wharf Rd. Bayfield, ON

May-9-20 Bayfield Marine 23 Fisherman's Wharf Rd. Bayfield, ON

May-16-20 Lake's Marine Supply 5968 TCH, Duncan BC V9L 6C8

Juin-12-20 Le Marin 149 Napoleon Sept Iles, QC

June-13-20 Pices Marine Ltd 441 Wyecroft Rd Oakville, ON

August-8-20 Marina Shores 529 Hwy 59 South RR 3 Long Point Beach Point Rowan, ON


Want to host a Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day in 2020?

Send John Guillick an email

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!



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What does it mean to fly the CPS-ECP flag?

Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons means that you are part of a community of passionate boaters who are committed to safety, boating education and having fun on the water! A volunteer-driven organization with a reputation for high-quality boating education, CPS-ECP also provides safety publications and other resources to its membership.