Understanding Canadian Drone Laws For Sub 250g Drones (DJI Mini 1 & 2)

Understanding Canadian Drone Laws For Sub 250g Drones (DJI Mini 1 & 2)

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50 Comments

  1. Lithium023 on April 15, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    How likely are you to actually get caught flying a drone without a license? I really want to get a Air 2s drone to go along with my mini 2 because of the better camera and higher wind resistance. I live in a small town and have large achorage I take off from and usually fly 2 to 4kms away from were I’m at. Do they really have people just checking the sky’s for drones? I would think it would be more like you bug someone with your drone and they call the cops and than it gets looked into. Not sure how the hell they would find me though since I would be so far away and there’s river’s and trees and all kinds of stuff inbetween that would make it impossible to follow the drone right back to me.

  2. Devon Baily on April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Found this video informative. Maybe we can meet up if you come back to St Catharines for a mini 2 sessions.
    Cheers man.. awesome video.

  3. Joeah89 on April 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Not bad, only took me 11seconds in to realize you were in Hamilton after seeing Jackson Sq. haha. I have a mini but I’ve never tried flying downtown. I know its allowed but was more worried about the signal power with all the buildings. Have you ever had the issue?

  4. Alex_ Mast3r on April 15, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    So if I buy a DJI mini 2 I can fly it as soon as I get it basically ? I dont need to register or take a class on how to fly it ? Im planning on filming agriculture shots from harvest and farm pictures and all so not many people around. I really want to order one but I dont want to go trought all sort of troubles…
    Thanks 🙂

  5. BlueClip on April 15, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    So to clear this up, do I need to register my mavic mini 2? I’m in Canada BTW.

  6. Jose Jr. Vizinho on April 15, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Great video, thank you. Just got my micro drone. Live very near where you are flying in the video. Went to school in that very area.

    Thank you for the clarifications.

  7. Parkland on April 15, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    I live in Manitoba within 5 miles from the local airport. I plan on flying a Mini 2. There is a red zone (close) and a pink zone a little farther out. What is the difference between the red and pink zones and can I fly at a low 30 meter altitude in the pink zone? Thanks

  8. Wow! on April 15, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    On the verge of pulling the trigger and get one. Thanks for the video "Friendly Manitoba" here.

  9. Jack is not in the box on April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Can you put the link to the law you’re talking about in the description? Thank you

  10. FlyTuber on April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I use the Wilco App which shows where you can and cannot fly. Most of Toronto and Mississauga fall under many control zones so you cannot fly in controlled airspace. In Mississauga you cannot fly in any city parks. The fines for doing so are $300 per occurrence. I drive to Oakville to fly my DJI Mini 2 as they have no bylaws against flying drones but the Oakville Hospital has a control zone around it so you cannot fly in that zone.

  11. FlyHi Productions on April 15, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I thought we could only go 400ft?

  12. sp3ct3rgaming on April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    So if i’m in the country side with no aviation areas nearby, does that mean I can fly my DJI Mini 2 above 112m???
    Hoping someone can answer this!

  13. KALOYSKI YT VIDEO on April 15, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you for this video,..

  14. Korben Dallas on April 15, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    (2) For the purposes of this section, every one commits a common nuisance who does an unlawful act or fails to discharge a legal duty and thereby

    (b) obstructs the public in the exercise or enjoyment of any right that is common to all the subjects of Her Majesty in Canada.

    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-180.html

  15. Franklin Fleming on April 15, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Equal rights… nice idea what happend to that lol.

  16. Stew Babcock on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Are we still required to have our name and address on our drone if it’s a sub 250?

  17. Beaver Hunter on April 15, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I have a question bro? can we fly drone more then 250g for Re creatuinal use or Hoby not for commercial ? according to 107 page

  18. Kirk Mac on April 15, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Can’t seem to get a clear answer on 1 thing, there are maps with colored no fly zones in BC. Basically all cities on Vancouver Island are a red zone including beaches, tourist areas…..so Basically everywhere interesting…so where does one fly a drone?

  19. Aaron Murakami on April 15, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Great video really informative. Have my mavic mini I also do my best to fly it safely and away from people and everything else. Crashed it a while ago but was on an empty street no one around but it put it out of commission for a while had to order some parts to get it back in the air. Now that it is fixed put flying again around the Hammer

  20. D-S-L L on April 15, 2022 at 6:26 pm

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  21. Ekjot Singh on April 15, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome video, much needed. Looking forward to buying a Mini 2 soon this year 🙂

  22. James 2342 Bell on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    That guy Philly Drone guy is too funny. I too am starting a drone channel, just started…. https://youtu.be/BwA7aXMH4GI

  23. King Godzilla on April 15, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    i bought the dji mini 2, and the mavic air 2. i fly the mini 2 in the places where I cant fly the air 2 and this way I can fly pretty much anywhere I want.

  24. Franklin Fleming on April 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    When did these laws even happen

  25. Whirl Traveller on April 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    First of all, a great thank u! I have a technical question. What r yr recommendations outside of the obvious safety concerns, for flying around and by Calgary downtown buildings?

  26. Rant Man on April 15, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I’m Canadian, i fly drones. I did research what is critical infrastructures in Canada. Banks are listed as critical, you have 2 in this video

  27. Lvfree Adventures on April 15, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Good common sense explanation, thanks

  28. Highrocker1298 on April 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for posting. I like your attitude and ethics towards remote flying. I’m hoping that folks buy into your ethos of flying safely but to within the full extent of the laws. Keep posting sir!

  29. Arash Aminian Razavi on April 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Hey, fantastic video and a great summary of regulations. If you do learn more nuances specially specific to provinces it’d be great if you could share. 4 weeks ago I was flying my drone near Mont Tremblant. Tremblant village does not allow drone operation over the village so I made sure I flew it over the lake (not close to anyone’s property, also more than 5Km away from airport) but I believe someone was still reporting on us. I wonder if there are any rules regarding lakes that do not belong to parks or any other corner cases similar to this. Thank again.

  30. Nha Q To on April 15, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I have mavic air and I got basic operation license I can fly at the park, in town or building area?? Just wondering

  31. casper2yall on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for doing this info video.. I’ve always wanted a drone just was just too afraid to fly it due to unclear laws here in Canada.. I’m really glad they have given drone operators with lightweight drones some freedom.. Let’s hope nobody damages this freedom from been caught doing something stupid with a 250 gram drone..

  32. Wildbluyonder Drone Photography on April 15, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    As an American with a Canadian wife I discovered these very same regulations (or lack of them) a couple of days ago. We have been talking and trying to decide where we were going to live and believe it or not, drone regulations have weighed heavily in our decision.
    Drone photography and production is what I’m interested in and as an owner of a Mini 2 it’s a no brainer for me to relocate to Canada. I’m so thankful and lucky to have that option. Conversely Canada seems to have some of the most stringent rules for flying drones that weigh 250g or more which is a total bummer but maybe that will change. I am hoping and expecting that DJI will put most of their efforts into the Mini line because as we are seeing drone regulations seem to be getting more stringent and it would make sense for them to pack more features into Mini drones….$$$$

  33. MuxaH X on April 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    haha… most of countries have only one law: don’t be stupid and don’t damage anyone or anything.
    Let’s face it guys: Canada has crappy drone laws.(before this 250 g rules)
    We need extended 250g to 500g. in town. and 500 to 5kg outside of town within 400 meters

  34. Somewhat Interesting Videos on April 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Good video

  35. DroneflyerNick on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    It’s this video that brought me here. I used to fly a Mavic 2 Zoom until that Astrosnot sucked all the fun out of flying. (Don’t get me wrong, I fly responsible and I’m certified) but the Mini 2 has given us back some freedom again. Great content, keep it coming. Now subbed. ✌️

  36. Rob Harris on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the great video, totally agree with your thoughts on the over kill drone laws we have in Canada for over 250 gram drones. This clears up a lot for me on sub 250 g drones

  37. Seven D on April 15, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    That was super informative about the Canadian regulations. Excellent Video. I do have a question hoping you might be able to help with. Provincial Parks have a no drone policy. Do those apply to all drones including the sub 250g drones?

  38. Mehdi Blidi on April 15, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Am I allowed to fly with the european Drone licence?

  39. Ottawa's Freelance Photography on April 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Ahhhh man amazing video I’ll link it to my channel I’ve had issues to haha but this clears up alot of my questions amazing thanks alot

  40. demers90 on April 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    new to drones and found this useful

  41. Njord390 Blue on April 15, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the video! It’s nice to see the downtown area. I was born in Hamilton raised in Ancaster but moved down near Windsor 33 years ago after I got married. I have a mini 2, love it, but I wasn’t aware that the DJI fly app would let you fly above 120 meters.

  42. Rob Estey on April 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Love ytour vid. use Common sense. What drone had this beautiful video. I am in the market.

  43. Canamanik66 Nik on April 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    If you want to hear specific information on this subject in a clear manner watch "Don Drones On" channel where he covers this and much more.

  44. Chris Jayden 杰一邓 on April 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    If flying (commercially) as a Real Estate Photographer, do I still need to license/certify myself for a microdrone?

  45. Jus Phone on April 15, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Can I fly my drone over Niagara falls?

  46. Ben on April 15, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    That right only for mini under 250 gram?
    I’m American that travel sometimes to Canada
    Debating between the mini 2 or air 2

  47. NorthVan Larry on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    So, can I say that I will be definitely fine if I keep my drone no higher than 10 meters and no furher than say 50 meters from me all the time?

  48. Northwind on April 15, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    In our Regional District (in BC’s Okanagan Valley), It is illegal to operate any RC device (drone, airplane, even sailboat) in any park outside city jurisdiction. The city, on the other hand, will let you fly in a city park if you obtain a permit for that particular occasion. I think the fees start at $200. While you may be within federal laws with your sub-249 gram drone, check all other jurisdictions. Fun has been officially outlawed.

  49. Tassilo Erath on April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you This has been the best video on the regulations for under 250 grams in Canada that I have found. Also love the video, but I do have to ask what drone are you flying as the pictures are great and clear and also very steady Thanks again good job

  50. Shane Henderson on April 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Wow, am I ever glad YouTube decided to feed me your video. I just picked up a mini 2 and have been totally confused about where I can and can’t fly it. Thanks you so much for the info.

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