The Calgary Squadron of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS) is one of about two hundred and fifty squadrons across Canada.  The Calgary Squadron  has over two hundred members.  Nationally, all squadrons have about thirty thousand members. 

The 'Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons' is a federally registered non-profit volunteer driven society.  Visit the national website to learn more about Canada's largest association of boating enthusiasts.

The Calgary Power and Sail Squadron is a two faceted organization:

The first revolves around its main mission of providing classroom based training for recreational boaters from beginner level  through advanced.  

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) entry level course is offered online through the National Office at

Classroom based instruction in Calgary includes the very popular Maritime Radio course leading to the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime),  and beginning to advanced Navigation courses,  Near shore to Off shore. In addition, instructor development seminars are offered to CPS members at no charge.


Our second role is to be a social and networking resource for all recreational boaters in Calgary and area.  To facilitate that, we offer monthly socials, the 4th Tuesday of the month, October through November and January through April.  Held at the Royal Canadian Legion #285 at 9092 Horton Rd. S.W., starting at 7PM, these events generally feature a travelogue of someone's cruising adventure, or an educational presentation.

Non-members are welcome at all our monthly social events.  RSVP not required.  No admission fee.  Cash bar available.

The season is culminated by a spring banquet which also features our Change of Watch Ceremony, recognition for our students from the past season, an entertaining guest speaker,  and lots of opportunity to meet others with boating adventures to share.  The banquet is a great send off for boaters as they head into the summer boating season.

The fall season kicks off with a BBQ, where boaters can catch up and tell tall tales of their summer's adventures.