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About Sea Cadets

Get on Board!

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets learn about the naval and maritime environment by participating in a variety of activities on and off the water.

Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, shipboard life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships. Additionally, Sea Cadets can compete for a chance to participate in annual sailing regattas!

Sea Cadets also participate in ceremonial events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian naval heritage.

The hands-on activities, exciting challenges and leadership opportunities for Sea Cadets are many. Canada’s motto, A Mari usque ad Mare (“From Sea to Sea“) can be applied to Sea Cadets. With Sea Cadet Corps found all across the country and given Canada’s abundance of water and shoreline, the opportunities are many whether inland or on either coast .You are bound to observe a Sea Cadet making a splash somewhere, from sea to sea!

Sea Cadets participate in…

  • Sailing
  • Nautical activities
  • Naval communications
  • Team sports
  • Shipboard life
  • Tall Ship training
  • Marksmanship
Cadets marksmanship

International Exchanges, Deployments and Tallships

International Exchanges and Cultural Visits

Sea Cadets have the opportunity to participate in International Exchanges and Cultural Visits in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America


Tallships and other nautical adventures

  • West and east coasts of Canada
  • West and east coasts of the USA
  • Bermuda

 “It is an extreme rarity that a boy from the Prairies is given a chance to sail on two oceans with people of different cultures and to see many different parts of the world.”

former Sea Cadet Colin McRae, Alberta

Cadet Training Centres

All cadets have the opportunity to attend summer training camps, located across Canada.  Sea Cadets can attend the following cadet training centers:

  • HMCS Ontario - Kingston, ON - located at Royal Military College
  • CTC Blackdown - Bordern, ON - located at Canadian Forces Base Borden
  • CTC Connaught - Nepean, ON - located just outside Ottawa, ON
  • ACTC Trenton - Trenton, ON - located at Canadian Forces Base Trenton
  • HCMS Acadia - Cornwallis, NS - located at Cornwallis Park
  • HMCS Quadra - Comox, BC - located at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
RCSCC Warspite cadet at HMCS Ontario in Royal Military College