Transportation of Oversized Canoes
Oversize canoes can be transported on top of vehicles with the proper permits, lights, flags and securement. There is a permit system in place which is free of charge. A trailer designed to carry the oversize canoes should also be considered.
You may also call the permit centre to obtain the permit. The number of the permit centre is 1-800-559-9688
The permit for the oversize canoes is free of charge. The permit must be carried in the vehicle transporting the canoe to be presented to a Police officer or Peace officer if stopped and checked. The permit number is form CVSE1022.
The Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
Section 19.02(3)(b) a vehicle or combination of vehicle so loaded that the load extends more than 1 m beyond the front wheels thereof, or, if equipped with a front bumper, more than 1 m beyond the front bumper.
Section 91.02(3)(d) a vehicle or combination of vehicles the load which extends more than 185 cm (6 feet) beyond the back of the vehicle or combination of vehicles
However after 4 feet or 1.2 m a flag is required for day travel and a red light for night travel
The permit is free - VIOLATION for not having the permit however, is not!