5 Canadian Drone Rules You NEED To Know

With the new Canadian drone rules came updated penalties for breaking those rules. Break a rule and the fine could be up to $1,000* so it pays to know the rules and play within them. In this video I go over 5 of the new rules, which I think would be the first things you would get asked for if you were challenged by a Peace Officer or other authority. Things like recency requirements, documentation, operating manuals, registration and more. Hopefully by watching this video and applying a little preparation you can save yourself some heartache down the road.

Best place to start for drone information in Canada – http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety.html

Visitors to Canada need a Special Flight Operations Certificate to fly here. Everything you need to know is here – http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/get-permission-fly-drone-outside-rules.html

*NOTE: In the video I say the “minimum” fine is $1000. This is inaccurate. $1000 is the maximum.

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50 Comments

  1. Project M on February 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    It’s all about money$$$

  2. Sarang Bhagat on February 23, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Steve, great content! Just a quick question, we do not need to do ANYTHING if we have a Mavic Mini? (Except not flying in unauthorized or controlled airspace)

  3. Jorge Andres Serrano Ardila on February 23, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Awesome summary Steve. Thanks. Now:
    1. Can I do FPV ?
    2. Can I build my own drone?

  4. Vegito on February 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Freedom never did exist. People suck.

  5. Guillermo Castellanos on February 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Mehdi Blidi on February 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Am I allowed to fly with the european Drone licence?

  7. Tim Johnsen on February 23, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Time to learn kite photography!

  8. Gary Thandi on February 23, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Is there more than one kind of licence? I hear one is similar to online boat license which anyone can get online and the other is an advanced course

    Is this true or did I hear gossip birds

  9. MarkTrav82 on February 23, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Great video. So with the dji mini that under 250. Do you need to do any of this??

  10. Ben Anderson [Student] on February 23, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    for the operating manual, i built my own drone with multiple different parts from different brands, what would i do then?

  11. Kevin O'Neill on February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    does this apply to drones that weigh less than 250g

  12. Termigator on February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Free Country my ass.

  13. Ashton Samson on February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Hey man, has anything changed since you uploaded this?

  14. walmzer on February 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    All the more reason to fly a mavic mini lol

  15. Rajiv jaigopal wadhwa on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    the laws and regulations are there for a reason. Would you want to be flying in a helicopter or airplane with the fear that a drone might get in the wing and the helicopter may crash? What about being scared that you are being filmed living in an apartment by a drone if someone flies right close to your window. It is a flying machine with a camera on it and there have to be rules.

  16. Злой Канадец on February 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Passed my basic for 85% right after I bought ma2, no preparation, no previous experience: google. Laws are completely out of touch, and there are now less spots you can fly at because of 30feet to people law. Do you use any program to know what areas are controlled air space, etc? I’m trying to use AirMap, but it seems a little weird in my area

  17. T K on February 23, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the information, I’m just starting this process.. it’s unreal.
    Welcome to Canada, where there is less regulation and cost and effort to keep a rifle than a toy.

  18. brainless fpv on February 23, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    All cause people wher complaining and ? I’ve been flying rc fir a few years I just got out of the drone when all this stuff started nitro planes I know they have thier own requirements for flying but do they also have to follow the requirements for a drone

  19. British Overseas on February 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I’m a drone pilot in Bermuda. Canada’s rules on drones are over the top. You would think you are flying a Boeing 737 and not a spark. Here in Bermuda anyone can fly recreationally without registration – so long as you keep below 400 feet and avoid the airport.

  20. Mario Stinger - Perpetual Traveller on February 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    You have your title wrong. 5 Canadian Boeing 777 Rules…. Are you sure that’s for a drone? O.o

  21. Rob MacLachlan on February 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    This is exactly why i bought a mavic mini. Does the basics really well and none of the documentation nonsense applies. Im just waiting for the gov to lower weight requirements so that my mini becomes useless too.

  22. c rp85 on February 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Canada is so stupid. And I’m Canadian

  23. Lew Scagnetti on February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    WOW !!! Talking about killing a Hobby ? …. RIP Drone Owners !!

  24. A-6 Intruder on February 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Everyone is acting like these are crazy requirements, but I think they sound pretty reasonable. I know people will attack me for saying it…

  25. D B on February 23, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Hello, I am a budding engineering student who has always been in love with building RC airplanes and drones. I was wondering if you could take a few minutes of your time to tell me what YOU want in a drone. It could be the smallest detail that you feel is missing or maybe something that is totally different. Thanks for your time!

  26. Piseth on February 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Hi , do I need to register for Mavic mini drone?

  27. Tisha Red on February 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    What about dji mavic mini, do those rules applied too?

  28. B. M on February 23, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I have a excel spread sheet, that i use has all my drone information and pilot information and flight and mait logs (those last two you just print out when you go flying so you have up to date ones with you and should anything ever happen to electronic files you have the paper back ups, as well you can also copy the file to your phone to have all info available there do updates then sync when you get beck to your computer so you have redundant back ups (requirement for electronic format notes). Those that want a copy (free yes) let me know and i will send u a blank copy you can fill in. This is for Canadians, not sure of regs in other areas.

  29. K Malik on February 23, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Hey, just wanted to say awesome Vid and great information! Keep it up 🙂

  30. Gold Region Video & Photography on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    I planned to buy a drone Camera but after I saw your video, I changed my mind to not buy a drone camera.

  31. i519pka on February 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Hi am looking to get a mavic mini, can it be flown at provincial parks since it’s under 250 grams?

  32. T on February 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    So complicated

  33. dinnersat630 on February 23, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The 48mp and hyperlapse are the real selling points for the Air 2 for me. Might just go with Mini 2 though. Is flying in a city downtown an issue? You say to keep away from buildings but I’ve seen city shots.

  34. Chris Carson on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The rule. Keep it under 250g. One law applies and its just common sense.

  35. GC_T.W.O_TYME THE GREAT, RICH AND POWERFUL on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    This is why I hate the government and what a big money grab and Taxation once again on the citizens this system disgusts me they try to make you pay for your god-given rights and they are not God and who put them in charge and why do we listen to them and they have us living like slaves being poor and held back in technology and advances and Being forced 2 pay when your born, pay to live and even pay when you die nevermind all the poisonous GMO food and poisonous vaccinations that don’t work why do I have to take the same poison you’re taking just so your poison will work sounds pretty stupid to me and forced vaccinations and the way the system is set up is absolutely wrong and Evil especially the way they take advantage of other countries, races, civilizations I believe only in a world where the people are free

  36. Gladius on February 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Problem is that they got Transport Canada to create these regulations, very few of these bureaucrats whom have ever flown even a paper plane. So a lot of the new regulations are based on flying full-sized aircraft. It really is absurd when you consider the actual statistical and historical risk of flying radio controlled aircraft. Log keeping, "crew members", fatigue rules, manuals, etc – it’s ridiculous.

  37. Kaisersozze on February 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    A lot of people doing "research" as to wether or not you can fly below 0. Research will take several years I gather and will be done during the winter months. In the meantime flying may or may not take place.

  38. Miguel & Mai Gavar on February 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Do I need to register and obtain a pilot licence to fly a microdrone that weighs 240gm?

  39. Asaad Khalifa on February 24, 2021 at 12:03 am

    @Steve Coutts, it seems like we live in the same city, Calgary. I have a question since you are certified in flying drones. I’m planning to buy a Mavic Mini (due to its 249g of course lol) but I don’t know where to fly it legally in Calgary or close by. I tried looking in the TC website and City of Calgary but they never where you can fly specifically. I would greatly appreciate if you can assist me in this since you are already flying your drones around the area.
    Note: I’m not certified and that’s why I’m getting the Mini.

    Thanks and appreciate it

  40. Richard Green on February 24, 2021 at 12:03 am

    A Gun License is easier to get

  41. yuyo57 on February 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    My drone only needs the one rule because it’s under 250 grams. But they will probably change it to include my Mavic mini.

  42. Luciano Stabel on February 24, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Great content, thanks for that!
    Any updates on flying during the winter?

  43. The Werewolf on February 24, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Uhm… you kind of left out that none of this applies to drones under 250g and that drones over 25Kg basically are inj an entirely different class of rules.

  44. Rumi Hayes on February 24, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I’m so happy to find a Canadian that makes these guides. What do I need to make money with my drone legally?

  45. clint ellard on February 24, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Wat about the mavic mini 249g,do we need to registerd?

  46. junkpick on February 24, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Canada killed the drone hobby with all these added stupid laws and now they are taking 1500 different military grade assault guns away from everyone…..What’s up Canada? Btw thanks for the very informative video 👍🏼

  47. D Heath on February 24, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Where did you get certified buddy?

  48. Palmieri TV on February 24, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Do I need to follow all these rules you showed if my drone is less than 250 grams

  49. J on February 24, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Do these laws apply to the mavic mini?

  50. Iorek on February 24, 2021 at 12:18 am

    hahaha "part repairs, replacements or modifications" log

    Do they want a War & Peace length book??

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