Passenger & Commercial Vessel Association

The purpose and objectives of the Association is to promote the general welfare of the passenger and commercial vessel industry; to keep members informed as to developments pertaining to the industry, to represent the industry in the area of government regulations, to promote and encourage excellence in safety aboard vessels of the PCVA, and to promote any enterprise which will benefit members of the Association collectively.

National, Local.



Representing a diverse membership from coast to coast, our members provide dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises, harbor tours, excursions and industrial services.
We connect Canadians to the water be it social or commercial.


Advocate, educate, and train.



The PCVA is committed to excellence in safety aboard member vessels.
Our Transport Canada approved training program is a free resource to our members.


Canada is a wonderful place to explore!
To fully experience our nation, including water based excursions will enhance your travels and provide new views and memories.

When you choose a passenger vessel to board – be it a six or six hundred person capacity – cruise with a member of the Passenger and Commercial Vessel Association.  As the industry voice in Canada, promotion of safety is our most important message.

PCVA Members are committed to passenger care and safety.  We are all:

  • Registered with Transport Canada
  • Inspected annually by Transport Canada
  • Insured for your piece of mind

Choose to cruise in Canada, and choose to cruise with a company displaying the PCVA logo:

Join the PCVA

If you are an Operator of a Transport Canada inspected vessel, what is stopping you from belonging
to the Passenger & Commercial Vessel Association?