Free Flare Disposal Events Scheduled Across Canada

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) in partnership with Transport Canada Marine Safety and regional CIL dealers are hosting a series of safety equipment education sessions where boaters can also dispose of old flares free of charge. Event days have been scheduled at locations across the country.

Canada's laws restrict boaters from using expired flares in non-emergency situations, penalizing violators with a hefty fine. Throwing them in the garbage is also prohibited because of their incendiary nature. This has caused problems for boaters facing an increasing stockpile of expired flares (which no longer count as safety equipment and must be replaced) with few options for safe and affordable disposal.

To help alleviate the problem and offer an opportunity to dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, the following CIL dealers listed below will host the educational equipment and flare disposal events:

May 28
Barry J's Rainbow Marine
12340 142 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta

May 14
Stevenston Marine and Hardware
201-19700 Langley Bypass
Langley, BC

May 14
Wills Marine
1797 Comox Ave.
Comox, BC

May 21
The Bitter End Boaters Exchange
1044 Seamount Way
Gibbons, BC

June 4
Inlet Marine
850 Barnett Hwy
Port Moody, BC

New Brunswick
May 28
Millidgeville Marine
1022 Millidge Ave.
Saint John, New Brunswick

June 10
ESL Marine Supplies Ltd.
51 Clyde Ave.
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland

Nova Scotia
June 4
The Yacht Shop
3514 Joseph Howe Dr.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 21
Mitchell's Bay Marine Park
3 Allen St.
Mitchell's Bay, Ontario

May 21
Sandy Cove Marine
2858 25th Side Rd.
Innisfil, Ontario

May 21 to 22 & 28 to 29
Fogh Boat Supplies
1 Port St. East
Mississauga, Ontario

May 28
Nat's Marine
590 Liverpool Rd.
Pickering, Ontario

May 28
Bridge Yachts
49 Harbour St.
Port Dover, Ontario

May 28
Port Whitby Marine Supplies
1636 Charles St.
Whitby, Ontario

June 4
Fogh Marine
901 Oxford Street
Toronto, Ontario

June 4
Kincardine Canadian Tire
811 Durham St.
Kincardine, Ontario

June 10 to 11
The Chandlery
367 Poulin Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario

June 11
Lefroy Harbour Marina
727 Harbour St.
Lefroy, Ontario

June 18
Marina del Rey
4130 Bayview Ave.
Ramara, Ontario

June 24
Krate's Marina
290 The Queensway S
Keswick, Ontario

June 24 to 25
Paris Marine
2980 Lakefield Rd.
Lakefield, Ontario

August 13
Marina Shores
520 Hwy 50
Port Rowan, Ontario

June 4
Marine Source
22 McCarville St.
Charlottetown, PEI

May 28
Boulet et Lemelin Yacht
1125, boul Champlain
Ville de Quebec

May 28
L'entrepot Marine
379 Boul Harwood
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec

July 9
Canadian Tire Baie Comeau
650 Parfondeval
Baie Comeau, Quebec

If you'd like to host a safety equipment education and flare disposal day at your place of business this year, contact CPS' John Gullick at