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Canadian drone regulations*

Flying rules for drones are governed by Transport Canada.


Drone pilots must follow the rules of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs): Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems contains most of the rules that apply to drones less than 25 kg.


Before flying, the pilot should follow the steps listed below:


You can see which Parrot drone models are registered and approved for advanced operations. Mode specifically, pilots can fly in controlled airspace and near people.


  • Register the drone
  • Follow the drone manufacturer’s instructions
  • Survey the area where the flight will take place
  • Take note of any obstacles, such as buildings and power lines
  • Advanced operations only - to operate in controlled airspace (Classes C, D or E), ask NAV CANADA for an drone flight authorization

* The content of the drone regulations below is offered only as public general information. This does not provide legal advice of any kind, and Parrot cannot guarantee that the information is accurate, complete or up-to-date. This should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. You should always consult a suitably qualified attorney regarding any specific legal problem or matter.