National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations (SOR/80-946)

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National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations



Registration 1980-12-11

National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations

P.C. 1980-3341 1980-12-11

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the National Parks Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the National Parks Fire Protection Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1119, and to make the annexed Regulations Respecting Fire Protection in the National Parks of Canada, in substitution therefor.

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-302, s. 2]


 In these Regulations,

“Dominion Fire Commissioner”

“Dominion Fire Commissioner”[Revoked, SOR/94-266, s. 1]


“employee” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Parks Canada Agency Act; (employé)

“fire prevention inspector”

“fire prevention inspector” means in respect of a park, a person who is qualified to carry out fire prevention inspections and who is authorized by the superintendent of the park to enter that park for the purpose of carrying out fire prevention inspections in that park; (inspecteur de la prévention des incendies)


“fireplace” includes a grill or stove or any cooking facility; (foyer)

“Fire Warden”

“Fire Warden”[Repealed, SOR/2003-302, s. 3]


“inspection” includes the inspection of an electrical or gas installation; (inspection)


“land”[Repealed, SOR/2003-302, s. 3]


“maintain” means, in respect of a fire, to add fuel to, enjoy the use of, or allow the fire to burn. (entretenir)


“park”[Revoked, SOR/94-266, s. 1]


“Superintendent”[Revoked, SOR/94-266, s. 1]

  • SOR/94-266, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-302, ss. 3, 9(F).


  •  (1) These Regulations apply to parks and, subject to sections 40 and 41 of the Canada National Parks Act, park reserves as if they were parks.

  • (2) These Regulations do not apply in the Town of Banff or in the Town of Jasper.

  • SOR/90-235;
  • SOR/2003-302, s. 4;
  • SOR/2009-322, s. 15.

 Paragraphs 3(2)(a) and (c), subsection 3(3), section 4, subsections 5(1) and (2), paragraph 5(3)(f) and section 6 do not apply to a peace officer, enforcement officer, superintendent, park warden or employee when they are engaged in duties relating to fire prevention, fire-fighting or the use of fire for the purpose of managing the resources of a park.

  • SOR/84-638, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-302, s. 5.