National Parks General Regulations (SOR/78-213)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-02-13. Previous Versions

 No person shall moor any watercraft in the approach to or in the lee of any wharf in such a manner as to obstruct the free flow of water traffic to and from such wharf.

  •  (1) The superintendent may erect lettered or symbolic signs or devices designating a wharf or other location in a Park as requiring a mooring permit.

  • (2) No person shall moor a watercraft at a wharf or other location designated pursuant to subsection (1) without a mooring permit issued by the superintendent or obtained in the manner described in subsection 5(7).

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, SOR/94-512, s. 3]

  • SOR/79-750, s. 1;
  • SOR/80-166, s. 1;
  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/88-12, s. 3;
  • SOR/91-560, s. 2;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E);
  • SOR/94-512, s. 3.
  •  (1) The superintendent may erect signs or devices at a stall or space in or alongside a wharf, or at any other location designated pursuant to subsection 24(1), reserving the stall, space or location for use by a type or class of watercraft and for the period set out on the signs or devices.

  • (2) Where a stall or space or other location is reserved for a particular type or class of watercraft for a period of time, no person shall moor any watercraft of another type or class in that stall, space or location during that period.

  • SOR/88-12, s. 4;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) The superintendent may erect signs or devices specifying the period of time during which any watercraft may be moored at any wharf or at any other location designated pursuant to subsection 24(1).

  • (2) No person shall moor a watercraft at a wharf or other location for a period longer than that specified by the superintendent pursuant to subsection (1).

  • SOR/79-750, s. 2;
  • SOR/80-166, s. 2;
  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/88-12, s. 4;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).

Prevention of Nuisances

  •  (1) Where, in the opinion of the superintendent or of a Park Medical Officer or a medical or sanitary inspector, a nuisance exists on any premises in a Park, the superintendent may order the owner, lessee, licencee or any other occupier of the premises to abate the nuisance and cleanse the premises.

  • (2) Where the owner, lessee, licencee or any other occupier of any premises where a nuisance exists fails, after reasonable notice from the superintendent, to abate the nuisance and cleanse the premises, the superintendent may take such steps as are necessary to abate the nuisance and to cleanse the premises.

  • (3) The owner, lessee, licencee or other occupier of the premises shall pay the costs of abating the nuisance and cleansing any premises referred to in subsection (2) that are incurred by the superintendent.

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

 No person shall deposit any snow, leaves, rubbish or any matter of an offensive nature in a Park except in such places, at such times and under such conditions as the superintendent specifies.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) No earth-pit privy, out-closet or privy vault shall be erected or used in any townsite or subdivision in a Park in which a water and sewer system has been installed.

  • (2) All earth-pit privies, out-closets or privy vaults on property that is not capable of being serviced by a Park water and sewer system shall be designed, located and maintained in accordance with standards approved by the superintendent.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) All buildings in a Park used for the purpose of residence, business or tourist accommodation shall have a plumbing system including an adequate supply of potable water and suitable sanitary fixtures, except that such buildings in outlying areas not serviced by a Park water supply and sewer system shall have sanitary privies, chemical closets or other such conveniences as the superintendent may approve.

  • (2) Where there is no Park water supply and sewer system in a Park, sewage or water waste shall be drained into a septic tank or other disposal system approved by the superintendent, which shall, where considered necessary by the superintendent, be equipped to chlorinate or otherwise treat the effluent.

  • SOR/82-949, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) Any person occupying or using a public area in a Park shall

    • (a) at all times maintain the area in a satisfactory condition; and

    • (b) when vacating the area, restore the area to its natural condition as nearly as possible.

  • (2) Where incinerators or trash receptacles are provided in a Park, all refuse, waste paper or other material being discarded shall be placed therein.

  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E);
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 12(E).

Prohibited Conduct

  •  (1) No person shall, in a Park,

    • (a) cause any excessive noise;

    • (b) conduct or behave in a manner that unreasonably disturbs other persons in the Park or unreasonably interferes with their enjoyment of the Park; or

    • (c) carry out any action that unreasonably interferes with fauna or the natural beauty of the Park.

  • (2) The superintendent may remove or have removed from a Park any person who by his disorderly conduct, behaviour or action is in violation of subsection (1).

  • (3) No person who has been removed from a Park under subsection (2) shall enter or attempt to enter that Park for one year following the date of removal unless that person applies for and obtains permission from the superintendent to enter the Park.

  • SOR/82-949, ss. 1(F), 7;
  • SOR/93-167, ss. 5, 6(E);
  • SOR/2010-140, s. 14.

 No person shall display or distribute any advertisement or handbill in a Park, except as authorized in writing by the superintendent.

  • SOR/82-949, ss. 1(F), 7;
  • SOR/93-167, s. 6(E).
  •  (1) The superintendent shall, on application, issue a permit authorizing the permit holder to display or distribute any promotional or informational material in a park if it

    • (a) is not of a violent or otherwise offensive nature;

    • (b) does not contravene any Act or regulation that applies in respect of the park; and

    • (c) does not promote the contravention of an Act or regulation that applies in respect of the park.

  • (2) The superintendent shall set out the following terms and conditions in respect of promotional or informational material in the permit:

    • (a) the areas where it may be distributed or displayed;

    • (b) the period during which it may be displayed or the date and time at which it may be distributed; and

    • (c) the permit holder’s obligation to take reasonable care to ensure that the material is not littered in the park and that, if it is posted, it is removed immediately after the end of the period identified in the permit.

  • SOR/2010-140, s. 13.

Cleaning of Sidewalks

  •  (1) The owner, lessee, licensee or other occupier of any lot in a townsite in a Park on which residence or the operation of a business is permitted shall remove snow, leaves or other material that has accumulated on any sidewalk bordering the lot in accordance with subsections (2) and (3).

  • (2) Any snow required to be removed by subsection (1) shall be removed within a period of 12 hours after it has fallen or within such longer period as may be specified by the superintendent.

  • (3) Any leaves or other material required to be removed by subsection (1) shall be removed whenever such leaves or other material interferes with or endangers pedestrian traffic or creates an obstructive, dangerous or unsightly condition or whenever removal is directed by the superintendent.

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

Explosives

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall, without an appropriate permit issued by the superintendent pursuant to subsection (2), bring into a Park or, in a Park, have in his possession, store, use, sell or offer for sale, any explosive.

  • (2) The superintendent may, on any conditions that he may prescribe, issue a permit to have in possession, store, use or sell any explosive in a Park to a person described in subsection (3) who is authorized under the Explosives Act to have in possession, store, use, make, manufacture or sell such an explosive in any other part of Canada.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the following persons are described:

    • (a) a person engaged in construction or demolition work who requires the explosive for his work;

    • (b) a person representing a fraternal organization, service or other group that is sponsoring recreational or sport activities and requires the explosive in order to present a fireworks display on the occasion of a public holiday or celebration; or

    • (c) a person who is licensed under the National Parks Businesses Regulations to sell small arms ammunition.

  • (4) Any person may, without obtaining a permit under this section,

    • (a) transport any explosive through a Park by railway in a manner authorized by the Railway Act or a regulation or order under that Act;

    • (b) transport explosives through a Park in accordance with the Explosives Act or any provincial regulation respecting explosives;

    • (c) be in possession of flares or fuses for use as safety equipment for motor vehicles, trains or boats in accordance with any provincial or federal requirements; or

    • (d) be in possession of small arms ammunition for his personal use.

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