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Fly a drone in Montreal
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Before losing your drone in downtown Montreal .. Contact us!

Fly a drone in Montreal is not a simple matter. Dizifilms has developed this expertise for almost ten years.

In addition to meet the requirements of Transport Canada, several details must be taken into consideration; Time zone, optimal sunshine, take-off locations, wind areas gust and swirls, direct visibility,

radio frequencies, necessary authorizations etc.


If you want to fly your drone in Montreal do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to prepare a safe shoot!

We will be able to guide you according to your needs.

Legal requirements regarding the use of a drone in Montréal
You must follow the rules set out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). Part IX - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems contains most of the rules that apply to UAVs up to 25 kilograms. You must read these rules before flying your drone in Montreal.


You must have at hand your valid drone pilot certificate and registration information.


You must respect all other laws when flying your drone.

relevant sections of the Criminal Code, including offenses affecting aviation or marine safety,
breaking and entering and mischief
provincial legislation on acts of intrusion
legislation on voyeurism and the protection of privacy
You must respect the privacy of others when using your drone.


Operate your drone safely

It is important to be responsible when you fly your drone to avoid hurting others.

Here are the rules to follow.

Before using your drone in Montreal
Understand the legal requirements regarding the use of a drone on the territory of the city of Montreal
Understand the differences between basic and advanced operations
Consult the knowledge required
Get a drone pilot certificate
Choose the right drone to perform advanced operations
Register your drone
Follow the instructions of the manufacturer of your drone
Evaluate the area in which you will pilot your drone
Advanced Operations Only - For controlled airspace operations (Class C, D or E), a NAV CANADA SATP flight authorization is required.

Control your drone

To ensure your safety and the safety of others, please pilot your drone under the following conditions:

visibility is possible at all times
below 122 meters (400 feet)
away from passersby, at a minimum horizontal distance of 30 meters for basic operations
away from emergency operations and announced events
avoid forest fires, concerts and outdoor parades
away from airports and heliports
5.6 kilometers (3 nautical miles) from the airports
1.9 kilometers (1 nautical mile) from heliports
out of controlled airspace (basic operations only)
very far from other aircraft
do not fly your drone near planes, helicopters and other drones


You could be subject to serious penalties, including fines or incarceration, if you break the rules.

Fines for natural persons

Up to $ 1,000 for flight without a drone pilot certificate
Up to $ 1,000 for theft of unregistered or marked drones
Up to $ 1,000 for theft in unauthorized locations
Up to $ 3,000 if the security of aircraft or people is compromised
Almonds for legal persons

Up to $ 5,000 for flight without a drone pilot certificate
Up to $ 5,000 for theft of unregistered or marked drones
Up to $ 5,000 for theft in unauthorized places
Up to $ 15,000 if the security of aircraft or people is compromised

If you break more than one rule, you may be subject to several penalties.

Tips for pilots using a drone for the first time in Montreal


Make sure you can safely control your drone, including the following questions: Are the batteries fully charged? Is it too cold or is there too much wind?
Drive your drone in the company of someone who has already piloted a drone
Drive your drone in an open space and away from people
Drive your drone close to the ground and at low speed
Drive your drone the day and in good weather

Liability insurance

We recommend the purchase of third party liability insurance for your drone, but this is optional. Please note that most home insurance policies do not cover the use of drones.

Useful terms to know

Drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

The term "drone" used on these pages refers to any type of remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). Many different terms are used to refer to this technology. In Part IX of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the term "remotely piloted aircraft system" is used to ensure harmonization with our international partners.


Direct Visibility (VLOS)

"Line-of-sight" means that the pilot keeps his camera in his field of vision at all times without visual aids (such as glasses or a video stream). Therefore, it means that it does not fly in clouds or fog or behind trees, buildings or other obstacles (even partially).

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