National Parks General Regulations (SOR/78-213)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-13. Previous Versions

Closing of Areas and Ways

  •  (1) Where the superintendent deems it necessary for the prevention of any seasonal or temporary danger to persons, flora, fauna or natural objects in a Park, he may by notice in writing close to public use or traffic any area in the Park for the period he considers the danger will continue.

  • (2) A notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be displayed on each approach road, trail or other way of access to the area in the Park closed to public use or traffic.

  • (3) No person shall enter any area in a Park during the period that it is closed to public use or traffic pursuant to subsection (1) except with the permission of the superintendent.

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

 Where the Minister is of the opinion that any road, street, sidewalk, trail, wharf, bridge or other way or portion thereof in a Park has been rendered unnecessary for public use or traffic, he may by order close to public use or traffic that way or portion thereof.


 The Minister may enter into an agreement with a province or any person for the development, operation and maintenance in a Park of

  • (a) telephone, telegraph, electrical, other than hydro-electrical, and natural gas services for use only in the Park; and

  • (b) hydro-electrical power, pursuant to the Dominion Water Power Act, for the use of such power only in the Park.

  • SOR/81-563, s. 1.


 No person shall sell any intoxicating beverage in a Park unless he has obtained a licence for such a sale under the National Parks Businesses Regulations and the sale

  • (a) is in accordance with the laws of the province in which the Park is situated; and

  • (b) has been approved by the superintendent.

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

 [Repealed, SOR/98-252, s. 4]

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