Wapusk National Park of Canada Park Use Regulations (SOR/2010-67)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2010-03-26. Previous Versions

Wapusk National Park of Canada Park Use Regulations

SOR/2010-67

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

Registration 2010-03-25

Wapusk National Park of Canada Park Use Regulations

P.C. 2010-386 2010-03-25

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant of sections 16 and 17 of the Canada National Parks ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Wapusk National Park of Canada Park Use Regulations.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Canada National Parks Act. (Loi)

all-terrain vehicle

all-terrain vehicle means a tracked, wheeled or air-cushioned motorized vehicle designed for travel over trails, marshlands, muskeg, sand, snow or trackless terrain, but does not include a tundra vehicle. (véhicule tout-terrain)

caribou

caribou means a member of the genus Rangifer and includes any part or any derivative of such animal. (caribou)

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Parks Canada Agency Act. (directeur général)

fur-bearing animal

fur-bearing animal means an animal of the following species or type or any part or any derivative of such animal: beaver, short-tailed weasel, long-tailed weasel, coyote, fisher, arctic fox, red fox, river otter, badger, bobcat, marten, mink, muskrat, red squirrel, wolverine, raccoon and lynx. (animal à fourrure)

local use permit

local use permit means a permit issued under section 6. (permis d’utilisation locale)

local user

local user means

  • (a) any person who has resided in the Local Government District of Churchill or in any settlement along the Hudson Bay Railway from Bird northward for at least five consecutive years within the period that began on April 24, 1976 and ended on April 24, 1996, and for at least six consecutive months at the time of making an application for recognition as a local user; and

  • (b) any person who is a son or daughter of, or an individual adopted in fact by, a person described in paragraph (a). (utilisateur local)

Manitoba trapping permit

Manitoba trapping permit means a permit issued by Manitoba to a resident of Manitoba that authorizes them to trap fur-bearing animals on a registered trapline in the park. (permis de piégeage du Manitoba)

park

park means Wapusk National Park of Canada. (parc)

resource harvest cabin

resource harvest cabin means a rudimentary building in the park that is used primarily for the carrying out of traditional activities and for the exercise of the rights referred to in subsection 2(2) of the Act. (cabane de récolte des ressources)

species

species includes a subspecies, variety or geographically or genetically distinct population of an animal or plant. (espèce)

traditional activity

traditional activity means any of the activities described in paragraphs 3(a) to (c). (activité traditionnelle)

tundra vehicle

tundra vehicle means any tracked or wheeled motorized vehicle designed to provide enclosed seating or accommodation for at least 10 passengers and designed or adapted for cross-country travel on land, wetlands, snow or ice. (véhicule de toundra)

Application

 In the event of an inconsistency between these Regulations and any other regulations made under the Act, these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

Traditional Activities

 For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, the following activities that are carried out in the park are traditional renewable resource harvesting activities:

  • (a) the gathering of berries, deadwood, flowers and other natural products of the land for domestic use;

  • (b) the trapping of fur-bearing animals; and

  • (c) the hunting of caribou for domestic consumption.

  •  (1) A local user may carry out a traditional activity in the park if they are the holder of a local use permit that authorizes them to do so.

  • (2) A local user may hunt or possess caribou, or trap or possess fur-bearing animals, in the park if, in addition to being the holder of a local use permit, they are the holder of

    • (a) in respect of the hunting or possession of caribou, a permit issued by Manitoba that authorizes them to hunt caribou in Manitoba; and

    • (b) in respect of the trapping or possession of fur-bearing animals, a Manitoba trapping permit.

  • (3) A local user may operate an all-terrain vehicle in the park while they are carrying out a traditional activity in accordance with their local use permit.

  •  (1) The superintendent shall, each year, for the purpose of the protection of caribou, fur-bearing animals and other fauna and flora in the park and for the maintenance or restoration of the ecological integrity of the park, determine

    • (a) those areas in the park in which traditional activities will be permitted or restricted, taking into account all-terrain vehicle access and the proximity of resource harvest cabins;

    • (b) those areas in the park in which all-terrain vehicle use will be permitted, restricted or prohibited, taking into account the preservation, control and management of the park and the safety of the persons who will be carrying out activities in the park;

    • (c) the beginning and length of the season during which each traditional activity may be carried out;

    • (d) any limit that needs to be placed on the number of local use permits to be issued in respect of a traditional activity, including by reason of the availability of resource harvest cabins; and

    • (e) any limit that needs to be placed on

      • (i) the species or quantity of berries or flowers, or the quantity of deadwood or other natural products, that may be gathered,

      • (ii) the species or number of any species of fur-bearing animals that may be trapped, and

      • (iii) the species or number of any species of caribou that may be hunted.

  • (2) The superintendent may, at any time, for the purposes of management of the park, public safety or the conservation of natural resources, close areas of the park to a traditional activity for any period that the superintendent determines necessary.

 Subject to the other provisions of these Regulations, the superintendent may, on application in accordance with section 7, issue a local use permit to a local user authorizing them to carry out one or more traditional activities in the park.

 An application for a local use permit shall be submitted to the superintendent on the form provided by the superintendent and shall include the following information:

  • (a) the name and date of birth of the applicant and the address of their permanent residence;

  • (b) written evidence that the applicant is a local user;

  • (c) in the case of a local use permit to hunt caribou, a copy of the permit issued by Manitoba that authorizes them to hunt caribou in that province; and

  • (d) in the case of a local use permit to trap fur-bearing animals, a copy of their Manitoba trapping permit.

  •  (1) Every local use permit shall contain

    • (a) the name and date of birth of the permit holder;

    • (b) the address of the permanent residence of the permit holder;

    • (c) the period of validity of the permit, which shall be one year;

    • (d) a statement that the transfer or assignment of the permit is prohibited;

    • (e) a description of the traditional activity that the permit holder is authorized to carry out;

    • (f) in the case of a permit to trap fur-bearing animals, a description of the method to be used by the permit holder to indicate their traps and trails;

    • (g) a statement that contravention of a condition of the permit constitutes an offence under section 24 of the Act; and

    • (h) having regard to the determinations made under subsection 5(1), any conditions that are specified by the superintendent to be included in all local use permits that are issued for a given season for a particular traditional activity in respect of the matters set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) of that subsection.

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), local use permits shall not authorize the hunting of caribou or the trapping of fur-bearing animals after April 24, 2031.

  • (3) The superintendent may specify that all local use permits that are issued for a given season for a particular traditional activity — and any incidental all-terrain vehicle use — include any supplementary conditions required to ensure the protection of caribou, fur-bearing animals and other fauna and flora and natural resources in the park and for the preservation, control and management of the park, including the maintenance or restoration of its ecological integrity.

 
Date modified: