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Policy Introduction

Canadian authorities allow tourists to fly drones under Transport Canada regulations. Transport Canada has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed below.

Fly below 122 metres (400 feet) in the air

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Don’t fly at night

Fly away from airports and heliports (5.6 kilometres from airports, 1.9 kilometres from heliports)

Check the Local Aviation Authority's Website

Fly away from emergency operations

Please Note

  • Don’t fly at night: Flying at night is permissible if your drone is equipped with position lights that are on, and visual line-of-sight is maintained.Mark your drone with your registration number.
  • keep your drone within your visual line of sight.
  • Keep 75 m away from vehicles, vessels, and people. (If your drone weighs between 1 kg and 35 kg, like Phantom series drones)
  • Keep 30 m above from vehicles, vessels, and the people. (If your drone weighs between 250 g and 1 kg, like Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, or Spark): Fly away from bystanders (at a minimum horizontal distance of 30 metres for basic operations) and away from other aircraft.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒALEX B. LAMPRON

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒALEX B. LAMPRON

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBlueberry Media

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒBlueberry Media

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒDrones_Advebtures

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒDrones_Advebtures

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒJusten Soule

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒJusten Soule