New Canadian Drone Rules

For my latest views on this new regulation check out my latest video here

Transport Canada announced tough new regulations today for drone users, specifically recreational users.
Under the new recreational drone rules, you can’t fly:

Higher than 90 meters (300 ft.) above the ground
At a distance of more than 500 meters (1,640 ft.) from the operator
Within 75 meters (246 ft.) of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people or crowds
At night or in the clouds
Within 9 km (5.6 miles) from the center of an airport or other facility where aircraft takeoff or within 9 km of forest fires
If your drone doesn’t have your name, address and telephone number labeled on the aircraft
In a way that interferes with first responders or police
help stop this now and sign this petition


  1. Robert Glazier on November 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Reminds me of the same thing that the left wingers have and are still trying to do with guns. There are enough laws and regulations as it is. Why don’t they just go after the people that are breaking the laws.

  2. Fearmypewpew on November 18, 2020 at 8:57 pm
  3. 360 Drone Services on November 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I remember the story you are talking about with Porter Airlines. They asked a person who had an authoritative and educated voice his opinion about the drone coming close to an aircraft. He said that it wasn’t a drone that almost hit the twin prop, because of the altitude where the incident happened. His comments were not shown again on the CP24 channel. Not that I saw anyways, and that channel runs all night at my work.

    The distance for LOS, I agree with. The altitude, if you are in a safe area, why not a max of 200 metres? The distance away from buildings, I agree with, but perhaps not so far. Should it be labeled with identity, sure, why not. No flying at night? That speaks directly to LOS. Not the best rule there either.

    I agree. Some rules should be in place, but a "knee jerk" reaction hits it right on the head. Fly safe if you can even fly at all.


    360 Drone Services Canada

  4. LowRanger on November 18, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    In keeping with the old saying, "it’s as good to appear to be doing something as to actually BE doing something (remember the long gun registry) the government has come up with a set of laws designed to placate a vocal few busybodies who view drones as a terror in the skies. A handful of these laws are practical, but most of them are not. If you are close to an aircraft at 9 KM and under the maximum height, the the aircraft has NO BUSINESS being at that altitude that far from an airport. The absurdity of these restrictions highlights the fact that these laws were made in panic mode by people with NO practical knowledge of the the reality of the hobby of flying quad copters, and the reality of their use. I pity the people tasked with trying to enforce this.

  5. lasersbee on November 18, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    If you don’t agree with the new Canadian Drone Restrictions you can protest here….
    and here…

  6. Dylan Luhowy on November 18, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    A few people are looking into creating a new advocacy group, specifically for Canadian drone operators and other "non-traditional" modelers who don’t fly at MAAC club fields. See here:

  7. Scott Webb on November 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Spot a drone not follow the rules? Call 911!! Like really? Sounds like an SNL Skit!
    I think this announcement feels like it’s only part of a larger roadmap.

  8. Elizabeth Findlay on November 18, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Another great vid on the rules of drones. Love the ending as it must be enjoyed @ all times 🙂

  9. losttourist on November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Guys there is another petition , this one to stop the current rules . Lets all sign this as well . The ball is in our court and it’s rolling !

  10. meriachee on November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Considering that a family member got smoked TWICE by people texting, it’s comforting to know that a $3000 bill awaits my personal video exercises with my Mavic in the park.

  11. Captain Midnight on November 18, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Transport Canada can buy back my drone then, they should have let me know theses rules before I bought it , nice thought eh! Just another tax grab, does not matter for the hard working public what you want to do it’s going to cost you , l remember camping use to be free! Canada nothing free flush you toilet lately $ 1.50

  12. Home Drone Aerial Photography on November 18, 2020 at 9:30 pm    a campaign with DJI over Canadian drone regulations

  13. VJAY TV AND RADIO CANADA on November 18, 2020 at 9:32 pm


  14. evan mugford on November 18, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    looks like they relaxed the rules a bit this month, its now 30 m from buildings and people, 5.5 km from airports and 1.8 km from helipads

    can anyone confirm these new rules?

  15. B.C. Droner on November 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Rules are one thing, enforcement is another. I think the police would have to be pretty bored to respond to a drone complaint, other than those near an airport. It’s impossible for your "neighbor" to tell exactly how high or far your drone is. Luckily, I live in a very rural area and don’t feel it should affect me. Still, it seems like overkill. The rules also say I can only ride my Gixxer 90kph in a 90 zone….hahahahahahahha….

  16. TomAntosFilms on November 18, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Canada now encourages illegal drone operations with it’s ridiculous new recreational drone rules that ban it in pretty much everywhere!
    -Within 75 meters of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people
    (If there is a squirrel around then you can’t fly)
    -Within 9 kilometers of somewhere aircraft take off or land, or a forest fire (not even within 9km of an airport but anywhere a float plane, a commercial drone or helicopter can or may take off or land?)

    #FunnyNews #NotFakeNews

  17. Jack Slipper on November 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for the video! I was out today filming my son riding his bike in POI mode on a path that winds along corn fields well away from any structures, roads, buildings etc. After returning home and feeling comfortable with the filming session it dawned on me that I had actually broken one of the rules. If I wish to film in POI mode on my Mavic Pro I must film 75m(~250ft) from my subject?!?!?!? These rules could have been devised by my 5 year Monday morning before SK! Seriously, Mr Garneau , put some thought in to this and come up with rules that don’t hinder the intent behind many of these cinematic drones. Not all drones are alike and comparing a $1600 drone to one purchased for $30 at Canadian Tire is simply just ignorant and stereotypical. Common sense has got to prevail.

  18. NEO on November 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    we need to sign petitions and pressure transport Canada that by restricting recreational drone flyers you have a negative affect .This way you are forcing most honest, law abiding drone flyers to break some of the rules and you achieve nothing. why 250G why not the way it was before 1.5KG allowed. we all need to put pressure. Educating safe drone flying but this just makes people break the rules. Allow people to have some fun. As technology gets better it gets safer to fly.

  19. WichitaMule on November 18, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    You know I was enjoying your video quite a lot and agreed with a lot of what you said, however, at the end of the video when you pulled out the joint and lit it up, I lost all respect for you and your channel.  THAT, has NOTHING to do with drones.  I know, I know, you’ll probably say you have a permit for it and it’s for medicinal use, but that’s not the point.  You were talking about drones, and then said the only way you’re going to get high in Canada is to "light one of these up."  Too bad, as I was just about to subscribe.

  20. Chris Foote on November 18, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Check out this new group on Facebook that was just formed to advocate for more reasonable flying regulations.

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