Boating Safety


Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses a total area of 39,137 sq km of inland waters with rugged coastlines totaling 17,542 km.

With so much water on our door step, it is only natural that Memorial University, its faculty, staff and students, spend a considerable time working and teaching in this environment.

Whether it is research or student training, Memorial University extends its influence to many corners of the globe and especially at home where research is conducted by students and faculty in places such as the interior of Labrador and the island, the Gannet Islands of the Labrador coast, the bird sanctuary of Witless Bay to the isolated coves of the Terra Nova National Park, and the Marine Station at Bonne Bay.

These are just a few of the locations that receive attention every year from Memorial University.

Boating safety is imperative when confronted with daily excursions into this environment. Memorial University has approximately sixty small boats in its inventory ranging from sea kayaks, canoes, aluminum boats, and others constructed of fiberglass and wood.

Through the necessary required training and the guidelines for boating safety, Memorial University strives to promote boating safety in this ever changing marine environment. For more information on the boating safety program, please contact 709-864-3659 or by email