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

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2010-02-02. Previous Versions

Dimensions of Motor Vehicles

 Subject to sections 14 and 16, no person shall operate a bus, truck tractor trailer combination, truck, or a passenger vehicle and house-trailer combination on any highway within a park unless the unit conforms with the dimensions and gross weights approved for the unit by the province in which the highway is situated.

 The superintendent may issue a single trip permit for the operation of a motor vehicle having any dimensions or carrying any load, and a person in possession of that permit may operate that motor vehicle for the single trip authorized by the permit along such portion of the highway and under such conditions as the permit specifies.

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

Disposal of Waste

 No person shall discharge or dispose of liquid or solid waste matter from a trailer or motor vehicle on a highway.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 8.

Traffic Signs and Devices

  •  (1) The superintendent may mark and erect on or along a highway a traffic sign or device that

    • (a) prescribes rates of speed;

    • (b) regulates or prohibits the tethering of horses or the stopping or parking of motor vehicles or any class thereof;

    • (c) prescribes load limits and dimensions for motor vehicles or any class thereof or prohibits the use of the highway by a motor vehicle carrying loads in excess of prescribed load limits;

    • (d) designates the highway as a one-way highway;

    • (e) requires motor vehicles to stop;

    • (f) closes the highway to all motor vehicles or any class thereof;

    • (g) limits the hours during which the highway may be used;

    • (h) regulates pedestrian traffic;

    • (i) limits the use of the highway by horses or by a specific class or specific classes of motor vehicles;

    • (j) designates a taxi or cab stand; or

    • (k) regulates, directs or controls in any other manner the use of the highway by horses, motor vehicles or pedestrians.

  • (2) No person other than the superintendent shall

    • (a) mark or erect any traffic sign or device on or along a highway; or

    • (b) remove or deface any traffic sign or device on or along a highway.

  • (3) Every person using a highway shall obey the instructions on every traffic sign or device.

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to

    • (a) a person driving or operating a motor vehicle for the park fire protection service when proceeding to a fire; or

    • (b) a person driving or operating a police motor vehicle, ambulance or motor vehicle that belongs to the Department when proceeding to the scene of an accident, or when using the motor vehicle for any emergency purpose.

  • SOR/90-79, ss. 9, 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).

 Where any traffic sign or device erected pursuant to section 16 bears a regulatory symbol, the symbol has the meaning prescribed for that symbol by the laws of the province in which the highway is situated.

 Any traffic sign or device in a national park bearing the words “Government of Canada”, “Gouvernement du Canada”, “National Parks of Canada”, “Parcs nationaux du Canada” or any abbreviation thereof or purporting to have been erected by or under the authority of the superintendent shall be deemed to have been erected pursuant to these Regulations.

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

 [Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 10]

  •  (1) The superintendent may by order prohibit a person from

    • (a) parking a motor vehicle on a highway; or

    • (b) loading or unloading a motor vehicle on a highway.

  • (2) A person who receives a copy of an order made by the superintendent under subsection (1) shall comply with the order.

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

 The driver of a motor vehicle on a highway shall, notwithstanding any traffic sign or device, comply with any traffic directions given to him by a police constable or any person appointed by the superintendent to direct the movement of motor vehicles.

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

 Every person operating a motor vehicle within a park shall, on the request of a park warden, police constable or peace officer,

  • (a) stop the motor vehicle and give to the park warden, police constable or peace officer information respecting the motor vehicle; or

  • (b) produce for inspection by the park warden, police constable or peace officer any licence, permit, pass or certificate that is required by these Regulations or by the laws of the province in which the park is situated to operate the motor vehicle in the park.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 11;
  • SOR/92-546, s. 6(F).

Parking

  •  (1) The superintendent may erect a sign that designates an area as

    • (a) an area where parking is reserved for persons holding parking permits;

    • (b) an area where parking is permitted for a period of time; or

    • (c) an area where parking is not permitted.

  • (2) No person shall park a motor vehicle in an area designated pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) unless he

    • (a) holds a parking permit authorizing him to park in the area;

    • (b) attaches to and exposes on the motor vehicle the label furnished with the parking permit; and

    • (c) parks in accordance with the terms of his parking permit.

  • (3) No person shall park a motor vehicle in an area designated pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) for any greater period of time than that designated by the sign.

  • (4) No person shall park a motor vehicle in an area designated pursuant to paragraph (1)(c).

  • (5) No person shall park a motor vehicle or a trailer on a highway for purposes of overnight accommodation except in areas or at locations designated for that purpose by the superintendent.

  • SOR/90-79, ss. 12, 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).
  •  (1) The superintendent may issue parking permits and furnish labels for the purposes of these Regulations.

  • (2) A parking permit issued pursuant to subsection (1) is valid for the period stated thereon or until revoked by the superintendent and a label furnished with the permit is valid for the same period.

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

 Where an area in a park is designated by a sign as an area where parking is reserved for a category of persons, no person shall park in the area unless he is included in that category.

 No person shall

  • (a) abandon a motor vehicle in a park; or

  • (b) park a motor vehicle in an area that is not designated by a sign pursuant to subsection 23(1) and that is not an area in which parking is prohibited, for a greater period of time than 48 hours, unless he

    • (i) has obtained the prior permission of the superintendent to park in such area for a greater period than 48 hours,

    • (ii) is the owner, lessee or licensee of the property, or

    • (iii) is authorized by the owner, lessee or licensee of the property to park the motor vehicle for a greater period than 48 hours.

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

 No person shall park a motor vehicle within 6 m of any highway intersection or within 3 m of a water hydrant or fire plug within a park.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 13.
  •  (1) No person shall park a motor vehicle on any highway so as to

    • (a) obstruct a driveway leading to a private residence or business premises; or

    • (b) interfere with a motor vehicle that is being loaded or unloaded.

  • (2) No person shall park a motor vehicle on a sidewalk unless he is permitted to do so by the superintendent.

  • (3) No person shall, without permission from the superintendent, stop or park a motor vehicle on a highway otherwise than in the direction of the vehicular traffic on the side of the highway on which he proposes to stop or park, and parallel with, and no further distant than 1 foot from, the curb or edge of the highway.

  • (4) Where the superintendent has permitted the stopping or parking of a motor vehicle on a highway in a manner other than the manner described in subsection (3), every person stopping or parking a motor vehicle on that highway, shall comply with any order of the superintendent regarding the manner of stopping or parking the motor vehicle.

  • (5) Where the superintendent has designated parking spaces on a highway, no person shall park a motor vehicle on that highway except

    • (a) in one of those parking spaces; or

    • (b) if the motor vehicle exceeds the length of one parking space, in not more than two of those parking spaces.

  • (6) No person shall park a motor vehicle on a sloping highway without having set the vehicle’s parking brakes and, by turning the wheels of the motor vehicle or by other suitable means, ensure that in case of brake failure the motor vehicle will not run down the slope.

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