Is it legal to have a barbecue on a pontoon boat?
Yes, it is—as long as you follow common-sense safety precautions. Most importantly, the unit must be secured, so that it can’t tip, and be installed in a safe place away from machinery and in an open area so that no escaping propane can reach the bilge, inboard engine, or enclosed space. A safe bet is a barbecue designed for marine use. Found at marine-supply stores, they can be mounted securely on a railing or pedestal and have safety features such as securing lids that can’t fly off in a wind. See Transport Canada safety regulations for more information.