Drone Laws and Regulations in Canada

Find out whether you are allowed to fly your drone in Canada and what

rules apply or whether it is prohibited in general. We do not assume any liability.

 

If you find outdated or wrong information or if you want to submit the drone regulations for countries that are currently not listed, feel free to contact us here.

Is private drone flying allowed in Canada?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.

A special permission is not necessary.

RECREATIONAL DRONE PILOTS (HOBBYISTS)

COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS (PROFESSIONALS)

Is commercial drone flying allowed in Canada?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.

A special permission is not necessary.

Maximum Height

90m / 295ft

> 90m / 295ft: special permission required

100m / 328ft

> 100m / 328ft special permission required

Maximum Height

Maximum Distance

The drone needs to remain in sight always (line-of-sight)

The drone needs to remain in sight always (line-of-sight)

while the max distance is 500m / 1.640ft

Maximum Distance

Labelling Requirements

Name, address, telephone number on fireproof sticker / plate

Fireproof with full name and address

Labelling Requirements

0.25 - 35kg / 0.55 - 77lbs without special permission

> 35kg / 77lbs special permission required

Maximum Take-Off Weight

Maximum Take-Off Weight

< 5kg / 11lbs without special permission

> 5kg / 11lbs special permission required

Flying a drone in Germany is allowed during daytime only.

Nigh time flights need a special approval.

Day Times

Day Times

Flying a drone in Canada is allowed during daytime only.

Night time flights need a special approval.

Drone Liability Insurance

Drone Liability Insurance

Competence Statement / License

Not required

Required (starting October 2017)

Competence Statement / License

Always required

Always required

Drone Ban Zones

State institutes

Federal authority constructions

Regional authority constructions

Airport control zones (CTR)

Industrial plants

Private property including all buildings, lands, sports facilities, etc.

Streets

Rivers

Crowds of people (not specified)

Hospitals

Operation sites of police, military, search- and rescue forces

You must always yield right of way to manned aircraft!

FOR DJI DRONES ONLY!

Please note that there are several constant and temporary drone ban zones (known as no-fly-zones) that either won't let your drone take-off at all or that will ask for a permission of yours.

Please click at both graphics to spot all blocked / restricted areas near your desired flying location.

Additional links and important email addresses

Check out more drone laws and regulations.

Click here or at the image to see all listed countries.

Or submit the regulations of your country right here.

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