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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  1. The Happy Canadian on July 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    great video. That zoom is something else & yeah I was also getting some messages & emails from people when I was flying my mavic mini

  2. Tassilo Erath on July 6, 2021 at 11:36 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

  3. KALOYSKI YT VIDEO on July 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you for this video,..

  4. D-S-L L on July 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    It follows common sense, when more people packed in a 18 square meters room, it start to be hard to stretch your limbs, If you do, others will suffer, you have to share time on borrowing space for limbs stretching! Freedom is in reverse proportion with Density. Freedom is a concept of relativity. Only Think and Dream is Freedom, but Talk? No! 😁😀😂🤣😃😄😅😆😉😊😋😎😍 See, I have freedom of smiles.

  5. EllsworthEh on July 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I thought we could only go 400ft?

  6. Play With Me on July 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm


  7. Jus Phone on July 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Can I fly my drone over Niagara falls?

  8. Vedik World on July 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Big like 23
    Very nice presentation

  9. Ottawa's Freelance Photography on July 6, 2021 at 11:44 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

  10. MuxaH X on July 6, 2021 at 11:48 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

  11. Chris Roddick on July 6, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for the clarity on Canadian rules on Sub 250 g drones . Your description of how you fly is the same as mine and many others I know.
    I have been involved in RC models since the 80’s and was taught to fly responsibly by RC flight instructors. Recently I have opted for sub 250 freestyle quads and also a wing but only fly the bigger planes at a model club or on frozen Lake Simcoe.

  12. Tworth23 on July 6, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Great video Buddy. I hope the FCC follows suit with sub 250grams drones. Although, I highly doubt it.

  13. Ekjot Singh on July 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

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

  14. James B on July 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Good video explaining the restrictions. People from the United States don`t understand that our drone laws are much easier on us and we don`t have the FAA

  15. Somewhat Interesting Videos on July 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Good video

  16. Beaver Hunter on July 6, 2021 at 11:50 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

  17. James 2342 Bell on July 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

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

  18. Chris Jayden 杰一邓 on July 6, 2021 at 11:52 pm

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

  19. Marty McFly on July 6, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Great video, thank you!
    I am glad my wife gave me a mini so I have freedom

  20. ChromexFz09 on July 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    So micro drones can fly in national parks in Canada?

  21. Sean Murrell on July 6, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    We can enjoy the freedom for now. But I’m afraid they’re going to to take all our rights sooner than later. These lock downs is a beta for what’s coming.

  22. Adembar on July 6, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Hy guy, This is also true in Brazil. congratulations from Brazil.🤗🙏

  23. Franklin Fleming on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Equal rights… nice idea what happend to that lol.

  24. Rant Man on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    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

  25. D'Arcy Keast on July 7, 2021 at 12:01 am

    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

  26. Seven D on July 7, 2021 at 12:03 am

    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?

  27. Lvfree Adventures on July 7, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Good common sense explanation, thanks

  28. Mehdi Blidi on July 7, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Am I allowed to fly with the european Drone licence?

  29. BlueClip on July 7, 2021 at 12:11 am

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

  30. Joeah89 on July 7, 2021 at 12:12 am

    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?

  31. Jack is not in the box on July 7, 2021 at 12:12 am

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

  32. Whirl Traveller on July 7, 2021 at 12:13 am

    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?

  33. Wow! on July 7, 2021 at 12:16 am

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

  34. FlyTuber on July 7, 2021 at 12:16 am

    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.

  35. demers90 on July 7, 2021 at 12:16 am

    new to drones and found this useful

  36. DBA on July 7, 2021 at 12:16 am

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

  37. Korben Dallas on July 7, 2021 at 12:18 am

    (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.


  38. Stew Babcock on July 7, 2021 at 12:18 am

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

  39. Bill Kuhnlenz on July 7, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Listen, fly your drone, do as you want. I’m from USA. Do I fly above 400 feet? Yes I do when I feel it’s safe. Do I get close to auto accident scenes? Yes hell yes. I record what interests me. Fu** who ever don’t like it. Do I try and interfere with police, fire, ambulance? No, do I try to fly up by helicopters or crop dusters or airplanes? No. Of course not. But I’m as interested as anyone else as to wtf is going on around me. I use to fly my drone around a local Costco in Manteca California where drivers would sleep in their big fig waiting for Costco to open in the morning. Well California is hot from March until November so they’d sleep with their window open. I’d fly down and the sound of my drone would wake them up. It was hilarious and I loved doing it. I have hours of video of it my family laughs about while we watch it. I also use to chase golfers around the local golf course. Because it’s GREAT video. I. Love. It. Screw people who “don’t get it” it’s a kick in the ass. And it’s probably the reason I love homeless tony. Lol. He’s got the best video! Keep doing what your doing. As a matter of fact push the limits MORE. Let’s enjoy drones before they end up being taken away or fixed to fly 3 feet off the ground. Keep up the great job. Have always loved this channel since you started it.

  40. Wildbluyonder Drone Photography on July 7, 2021 at 12:24 am

    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….$$$$

  41. Franklin Fleming on July 7, 2021 at 12:26 am

    When did these laws even happen

  42. Aaron Murakami on July 7, 2021 at 12:26 am

    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

  43. NorthVan Larry on July 7, 2021 at 12:27 am

    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?

  44. King Godzilla on July 7, 2021 at 12:30 am

    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.

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