If a model aircraft is less than 77.2 pounds  (~35kg), individually owned (no companies allowed) and not profit-seeking, it is considered a recreational vehicle.

Aircraft that don’t meet this criteria are officially “unmanned aerial vehicles” and require Special Flight Operations certificates.

Max Altitude: 400 ft.

For all of Canada, please refer to the Canadian Air Transportation’s official page on guidelines regarding the flying of Unmanned Air Vehicles.

Transport Canada – Official page

Richmond, BC

The city of Richmond has recently banned drones and other UAVs.

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