National Parks of Canada Cottages Regulations (SOR/79-398)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27

National Parks of Canada Cottages Regulations

SOR/79-398

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

Registration 1979-05-10

National Parks of Canada Cottages Regulations

P.C. 1979-1385 1979-05-09

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the National Parks Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting cottages in National Parks in the townsites of Wasagaming, Waskesiu and Waterton Lakes and in the subdivisions of Clear Lake, Lakeview and Lake Edith.

 [Repealed, SOR/2004-35, s. 2]

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

accessory building

accessory building means a building or structure on a cottage lot that does not form part of the cottage; (dépendance)

accessory use

accessory use, with respect to land, an addition or a subordinate building or structure or part thereof, means a use that is subordinate or incidental to the principal permitted use of that land, addition, building or other structure; (usage secondaire)

addition

addition[Repealed, SOR/94-577, s. 1]

cottage

cottage means a building with facilities for sleeping, cooking, eating and sanitation; (chalet)

cottage lot

cottage lot[Repealed, SOR/94-577, s. 1]

development

development means the erection, alteration, reconstruction, structural repair, enlarging, demolition, removal or relocation of, or the addition to, a cottage or accessory building; (aménagement)

development permit

development permit means a permit issued pursuant to section 7; (permis d’aménagement)

Director

Director[Repealed, SOR/94-577, s. 1]

erect

erect includes to construct, excavate ground for a foundation, lay a foundation or remove or change the location or orientation of a cottage or accessory building or any part thereof; (construire)

floor area

floor area means the total horizontal area, measured between exterior faces of walls, of an accessory building and of each habitable storey of a cottage and includes the area of roofed porches and roofed terraces; (aire de plancher)

front lot line

front lot line means,

  • (a) in the case of an interior lot, an imaginary line drawn between the front lot corner survey posts that usually corresponds with the line delineating the public road right-of-way, and

  • (b) in the case of a corner lot

    • (i) with equal frontage, the front boundary line of the lot, and

    • (ii) with unequal frontage, the boundary line of the lot along the narrowest street frontage of the lot

    as designated by the superintendent; (limite avant du terrain)

front yard

front yard means that area of a lot that fronts on the public road right-of-way on which the majority of cottages have vehicular access and is usually the narrowest portion of the lot fronting on the road and includes an area of land extending across the full width of the lot and back from the front lot line to a cottage; (cour avant)

front yard depth

front yard depth means the minimum perpendicular distance from the front lot line to a cottage, clear of projections; (profondeur de la cour avant)

height

height means the vertical distance of a building measured from the lowest level of the surrounding grade to

  • (a) the parapet, in the case of an existing flat roof,

  • (b) the deck line, in the case of a mansard roof, or

  • (c) the mean height level between eaves and ridge, in the case of a gable, hip or gambrel roof; (hauteur)

lessee

lessee means the lessee of a cottage lot; (locataire)

major alterations

major alterations means alterations to an existing cottage or accessory building that increase its floor area by more than 10 per cent; (réparation majeure)

minor alterations

minor alterations means alterations to an existing cottage or accessory building that increase its floor area by 10 per cent or less; (réparation mineure)

National Building Code

National Building Code means the National Building Code of Canada, 1995, published by the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute for Research in Construction in 1995, as amended from time to time; (Code national du bâtiment)

National Fire Code

National Fire Code means the National Fire Code of Canada 1995 as amended from time to time; (Code national de prévention des incendies)

one-half storey

one-half storey means a storey that is under a roof and has at least two top wall plates located not more than 0.6 m above the floor of the storey; (demi)

rear lot line

rear lot line means

  • (a) in the case of a regular shaped lot, the boundary line connecting the rear lot pins, and

  • (b) in the case of an irregular shaped lot, an imaginary line drawn parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line; (limite arrière du terrain)

rear yard

rear yard means that area of a lot that extends across the full width of the lot between the cottage or an accessory building and the rear lot line; (cour arrière)

rear yard depth

rear yard depth means the distance measured horizontally from the rear lot line to the nearest part of a cottage or main accessory building, clear of projections; (profondeur de la cour arrière)

side lot line

side lot line means the boundary line of a lot that connects the front lot corner pins to the corresponding rear lot corner pins; (limite latérale du terrain)

side yard

side yard means that area of a lot between the side lot line and the nearest part of a cottage or main accessory building, clear of projections; (cour latérale)

side yard width

side yard width means the distance measured horizontally from the nearest point of the side lot line toward the nearest part of a cottage or main accessory building, clear of projections; (largeur de la cour latérale)

storey

storey means that portion of a cottage or accessory building that comprises the space between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it or, if there is no floor above it, the space between the floor and the ceiling above it; (étage)

structural alteration

structural alteration[Repealed, SOR/94-577, s. 1]

Superintendent

Superintendent[Repealed, SOR/94-577, s. 1]

trailer

trailer means a vehicle or portable structure having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings and constructed to permit occupancy for dwelling purposes or for the carrying of goods; (remorque)

yard

yard means the land contained within the property lines of a cottage lot that is not covered by a building or other structure. (cour)

  • SOR/94-577, ss. 1, 9;
  • SOR/97-307, s. 1;
  • SOR/2004-35, ss. 3, 7(F).

Application

 These Regulations apply to all lands leased for residential purposes in the visitor centre of Wasagaming and Clear Lake Resort Subdivision in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, in the visitor centre of Waskesiu and Lakeview Resort Subdivision in Prince Albert National Park of Canada, in the visitor centre of Waterton Lakes Park in Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada and in Lake Edith Resort Subdivision in Jasper National Park of Canada.

  • SOR/2004-35, s. 4.

Restrictions

 No person shall, on a cottage lot,

  • (a) erect, alter, enlarge or reconstruct a cottage or an accessory building except in accordance with section 5 or 6;

  • (b) erect a cottage other than a one-family cottage;

  • (c) erect more than one cottage; or

  • (d) use an accessory building for sleeping or living accommodation or permit or allow it to be used for such a purpose.

Cottage Requirements

  •  (1) Every cottage erected, altered, reconstructed, added to or enlarged after the coming into force of these Regulations shall comply with the following requirements:

    • (a) the floor area shall not exceed one hundred and eleven square metres, except in

      • (i) the visitor centre of Waterton Lakes Park and Lake Edith Resort Subdivision, where the maximum floor area shall be one hundred and fifty square metres, and

      • (ii) the visitor centre of Wasagaming and Clear Lake Resort Subdivision, where the maximum floor area shall, if no accessory building is used to accommodate guests overnight, be one hundred and thirty square metres;

    • (b) the front yard depth shall be at least six metres;

    • (c) the side yard width not abutting a street shall be at least two metres;

    • (d) the side yard width abutting a street shall be at least five metres;

    • (e) the rear yard depth shall be at least eight metres;

    • (f) the height shall not exceed one and one-half storeys or six metres, whichever is the lesser;

    • (g) the appearance of the cottage shall be compatible with the natural characteristics of the park in which it is located; and

    • (h) the development shall not adversely affect the characteristics of the surrounding area.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to the reconstruction of a cottage that was erected prior to May 10, 1979 and was subsequently damaged or destroyed by a natural or accidental cause.

  • (3) A cottage described in subsection (2) shall not be reconstructed to exceed the floor area of the cottage that existed prior to the damage or destruction.

  • SOR/85-1040, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-577, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-307, s. 2;
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 5.
 
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