National Historic Parks Wildlife and Domestic Animals Regulations




Registration 1981-07-24

Regulations Respecting Wildlife and Domestic Animals in the National Historic Parks of Canada

P.C. 1981-2021 1981-07-23

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment and the Treasury Board, pursuant to section 7 of the National Parks Act, section 3 of the National Historic Parks Order and paragraph 13(a) of the Financial Administration Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting wildlife and domestic animals in the National Historic Parks of Canada.


 These Regulations may be cited as the National Historic Parks Wildlife and Domestic Animals Regulations.


 In these Regulations,


“Director” means a director of Parks Canada of the Department of the Environment; (Directeur)

“domestic animal”

“domestic animal” means an animal of a species of vertebrates that has been domesticated by man so as to live and breed in a tame condition and depend on man for survival; (animal domestique)

“exotic wildlife”

“exotic wildlife” means all wildlife that is not indigenous to a park; (espèce exotique)


“firearm” means any weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and that is capable of causing injury or death to wildlife and includes anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm and anything that is designed for or capable of being used for the purpose of causing injury or death to wildlife; (arme à feu)


“keep” with respect to a domestic animal, means to own, possess, harbour, maintain, or have control or custody of the domestic animal; (garder)


“keeper” with respect to a domestic animal, means the person who keeps it, except that where that person is under the age of eighteen years, “keeper” means the parent or other adult who is responsible for that person; (gardien)


“Park” means any National Historic Park of Canada; (parc)


“possession” has the same meaning as in subsection 3(4) of the Criminal Code; (possession)


“Superintendent”[Revoked, SOR/92-587, s. 2]


“wildlife” means all wild mammals, amphibians, reptiles and wild birds and includes any part of such mammal, amphibian, reptile or bird, including their eggs or young. (animal sauvage)

  • SOR/92-587, s. 2.


 These Regulations do not apply to

  • (a) any domestic animal being used to assist or guide blind persons; or

  • (b) any domestic animal kept in the Park for purposes of Park management, preservation and control.