National Parks General Regulations (SOR/78-213)

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

Authorization

  •  (1) In this section,

    authorization

    authorization means a pass, licence, ticket or other form of permission authorizing the holder to carry on any designated activity; (autorisation)

    designated activity

    designated activity means any activity in a park, including travel, entry in an area of a park and the use of any facility in a park, that is designated in accordance with subsection (2). (activité désignée)

  • (2) The superintendent may, where it is necessary for the proper management of the park, designate the activities other than those referred to in section 7 that may be carried on only by the holder of an authorization for that purpose.

  • (3) The superintendent shall post a list of designated activities and their description in the park warden offices and information bureaus in the park or at the entrances to the park.

  • (4) No person other than the holder of an authorization issued for that purpose in accordance with this section shall engage in a designated activity.

  • (5) The superintendent may, on request, issue an authorization and may prescribe terms and conditions in any such authorization, taking into account

    • (a) the natural and cultural resources of the park;

    • (b) the safety, health and enjoyment of persons visiting or residing in the park; and

    • (c) the preservation, control and management of the park.

  • (6) The holder of an authorization shall, at the request of the superintendent or a park warden or other park officer, produce the authorization for inspection.

  • (7) The superintendent may

    • (a) suspend an authorization, where the holder of it fails to comply with any prescribed term or condition;

    • (b) reinstate the authorization, when the failure referred to in paragraph (a) has been remedied; and

    • (c) revoke an authorization, where the holder of it is convicted of a contravention of these Regulations.

  • SOR/95-151, s. 1.

 Except where it is indicated by a notice posted by the superintendent at the entrance to a cave that entry therein is permitted, no person shall enter any cave in a Park without the permission, in writing, of the superintendent.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).

 [Repealed, SOR/98-252, s. 2]

Preservation of Property

 No person shall remove, deface, damage or destroy any flora or natural objects in a Park except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection 11(1) or 12(1).

  •  (1) The superintendent may, on application, issue a permit authorizing the permit holder to take flora or natural objects for scientific purposes from a park, or for the removal and use of natural objects for construction purposes within a park, if the applicant demonstrates in writing that the performance of those activities will not:

    • (a) have a significant adverse environmental impact on the park and its natural resources;

    • (b) jeopardize any cultural, historical and archaeological resources; and

    • (c) pose a danger to public health or public safety.

  • (2) The permit shall specify the kind and amount of and the location from which flora or natural objects may be removed and set out the terms and conditions.

  • (3) Where natural objects are removed for the purpose of constructing other than a public work within a Park, every person on removal of such natural objects shall pay to the superintendent the sum of 25 cents for each cubic yard of such natural objects or fraction thereof.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, ss. 5, 6(E);
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 10.
  •  (1) The superintendent may issue a permit to any person authorizing the person to remove, deface, damage or destroy any flora or natural objects in a Park for purposes of Park management.

  • (2) A permit issued by the superintendent under subsection (1) shall specify the kind and amount of and the location from which flora or natural objects may be removed, defaced, damaged or destroyed and the conditions applicable to the permit.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).

 No person shall remove, deface, damage or destroy any signboard, sign or notice placed, posted or erected in a Park by the superintendent, or any public building, fence or other structure in a Park.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall wilfully remove, deface, damage or destroy any prehistoric or historic artifacts or structures in a Park.

  • (2) A superintendent may issue a permit to any person authorizing that person to remove specimens of prehistoric or historic artifacts or structures from a Park for the purpose of public display in a museum.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 3;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 5;
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 14.

Aircraft Operations

 [Repealed, SOR/97-149, s. 1]

Use of Water Resources

 No person shall pollute any watercourse.

 No person shall obstruct or divert, by means of a pipe or otherwise, any watercourse, except as authorized by a permit issued by a superintendent.

  • SOR/93-167, s. 5;
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 14.
  •  (1) A superintendent may issue a permit to any person for a period not exceeding 10 years authorizing the person to take water for domestic, business or railway water supply purposes within a Park from

    • (a) any watercourse;

    • (b) any Park well; or

    • (c) any Park water supply system other than a waterworks system for a townsite or subdivision.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a superintendent shall not issue a permit to any person to take water unless the person submits to the superintendent

    • (a) a statement specifying the purpose for which the water is required;

    • (b) a description of the method to be used to take the water;

    • (c) a statement specifying the location of any equipment to be installed in taking the water;

    • (d) a document setting out the results of a water quality test that show that the quality of the water to be taken is suitable for the purpose for which it is required; and

    • (e) a description of any impairment to the resources of the Park that may result from the installation of the equipment referred to in paragraph (c).

  • (3) The superintendent shall revoke a permit issued under subsection (1) if its holder is convicted of a contravention of these Regulations.

  • (4) On the expiry or revocation of a permit issued under subsection (1), the person who was issued that permit shall immediately remove any equipment installed in taking the water and restore the site of the equipment to the extent possible to its original state.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 5;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 5;
  • SOR/98-252, s. 3;
  • SOR/2010-140, ss. 11, 14;
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 11.

 The superintendent may permit the temporary taking of water from any watercourse or Park water supply system to a place outside the Park in the case of drought, fire, contamination of a water supply or other emergency, for the duration of such emergency.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) The Minister may enter into an agreement with a municipality or water district adjacent to a Park for the supply of water from the Park.

  • (2) The Minister may enter into an agreement with persons residing on land adjacent to a Park for the supply of water from the Park for domestic purposes and for use in establishments providing tourist accommodation.

Watercraft and Aquatic Sports

 The use on a watercourse of any type of motorized watercraft, water-skiing equipment or sub-surface diving equipment is prohibited except as permitted by a sign or notice placed, posted or erected by the superintendent at or near the watercourse.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/82-949, s. 6]

  • (2) No person shall use on a watercourse a watercraft that contains washroom facilities unless that watercraft is equipped with a holding tank and a pumping system.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 6.
 
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