Cranbrook RCMP says they will be on local lakes this summer ensuring boaters meet all safety regulations.
Mounties say an enjoyable boating experience depends on the ability of owners and operators to protect passengers and other boaters from harm and to respect the environment.
Not having enough life jackets on board for every person can cost upwards of $230.
People operating a vessel without proof of competency can face fines of $288.
Police remind you that impaired driving laws are the same for operating a boat as they are for a vehicle.
RCMP say alcohol and water do not mix.