National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1126)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2010-02-02. Previous Versions

National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1126

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

Regulations Governing Highway Traffic in the National Parks of Canada

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

all terrain vehicle

all terrain vehicle means a tracked, wheeled or air-cushioned motor vehicle designed for travel over trails, marshlands, muskeg, sand, snow or trackless terrain; (véhicule tout terrain)

annual park motor licence

annual park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

chartered bus

chartered bus[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

commercial vehicle

commercial vehicle[Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 1]

Department

Department[Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 1]

Director

Director[Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 1]

fiscal year

fiscal year[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

four-day park motor licence

four-day park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

gross vehicle weight

gross vehicle weight means the combined weight of a motor vehicle and its load, if any; (masse brute)

highway

highway includes a road, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, lane, square, bridge, viaduct, trestle or other place within a park intended for use by the public for the passage or parking of vehicles; (route)

local park motor licence

local park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

motor vehicle

motor vehicle means any vehicle that is designed to be driven by any means other than by muscular power but does not include any vehicle designed to run upon rails, or to be drawn by another motor vehicle or an over-snow vehicle; (véhicule automobile)

night time

night time[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

non-profit charitable organization

non-profit charitable organization[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

one-day park motor licence

one-day park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

over-snow vehicle

over-snow vehicle means a vehicle that is designed to

  • (a) be driven by any means other than muscular power,

  • (b) run on tracks or skis or both, and

  • (c) operate on snow or ice; (véhicule circulant sur la neige)

park

park[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

park

park, in relation to a motor vehicle, means the stationing of the motor vehicle other than when it is being loaded or unloaded; (stationnement)

park motor licence

park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

park motor licence for a bus

park motor licence for a bus[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

passenger vehicle

passenger vehicle means an automobile, a motorcycle or a motor home and includes a bus converted to provide camping accommodation or a truck that has a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 4 550 kg; (véhicule de tourisme)

public lane

public lane means a lane in a park appurtenant to business or residential premises generally used by the occupier of the premises and his servants and agents for the loading and unloading of chattels, including garbage, necessarily incidental to the business or residential use of the premises; (ruelle publique)

scheduled bus

scheduled bus means a bus operated on a fixed schedule, but does not include a chartered bus; (autobus à service régulier)

seasonal park motor licence

seasonal park motor licence[Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 1]

senior citizen

senior citizen[Repealed, SOR/95-150, s. 1]

sidewalk

sidewalk means a sidewalk in a park and includes any walk or path bordering a highway and constructed for pedestrian use; (trottoir)

Superintendent

Superintendent[Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 1]

trailer

trailer means a vehicle that is designed to be drawn along a highway by a motor vehicle but does not include

  • (a) an implement of farm husbandry,

  • (b) a side car attached to a motorcycle,

  • (c) a disabled motor vehicle that is towed by a tow car, or

  • (d) a trailer unit that is borne and rides directly on the wheels of a truck tractor towing unit. (remorque)

  • SOR/90-79, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E);
  • SOR/92-253, s. 1;
  • SOR/92-546, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/95-150, s. 1;
  • SOR/96-169, s. 1.

Application

 The following provisions do not apply in any Park in the Province of Alberta, namely, sections 11 to 14, subsections 16(3) and (4), sections 20 and 21, paragraph 26(a), sections 27 to 29, sections 32 and 33, sections 43 to 46, subsection 47(1) and sections 48 and 49.

  • SOR/80-63, s. 1.

 The following provisions do not apply in the Town of Banff or in the Town of Jasper, namely, section 15, subsections 16(1) and (2), sections 23 to 25, paragraph 26(b), sections 30, 31 and 34 to 39, paragraph 40(1)(d), sections 41 and 42 and subsection 47(2).

  • SOR/90-235;
  • SOR/2010-23, s. 1.

 The following provisions do not apply in any park in Newfoundland, namely, sections 11 to 14, subsections 16(3) and (4), sections 17, 18, 21, 22, 27 to 29 and 32 to 34, subsection 47(1) and sections 48 and 49.

  • SOR/91-479, s. 1.

Licences

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate a motor vehicle within a park except on a highway.

  • (2) The superintendent may issue a permit for a specified period authorizing a person to operate the motor vehicle described in the permit on a specified trail or in a specified place or area in a park.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).

 [Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-150, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 3]

Special Permits

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate a truck that has a gross vehicle weight in excess of 4 550 kg or a scheduled bus on the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

  • (2) The superintendent shall, without charge, issue a special permit for the operation of a truck or a bus referred to in subsection (1) on the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks where the operation of that truck or bus is required for park purposes or for the conduct of businesses on that Parkway.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/96-169, s. 4]

  • SOR/90-79, s. 6;
  • SOR/92-546, s. 4;
  • SOR/96-169, s. 4.

Provincial Laws

 No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a highway unless

  • (a) the person holds all licences, permits and certificates required to operate the motor vehicle by the laws of the province in which the highway is situated;

  • (b) the motor vehicle is registered and equipped in accordance with the laws of the province in which the highway is situated; and

  • (c) the person wears the equipment required to operate the motor vehicle by the laws of the province in which the highway is situated.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 6;
  • SOR/92-546, s. 5(F).
  •  (1) No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a highway otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province in which the highway is situated.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), in the event of any inconsistency between these Regulations and the laws of a province in which a highway is situated, these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • (3) No passenger of a motor vehicle shall ride in or on a motor vehicle on a highway otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province in which the highway is situated.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 7.
 
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