General Regulations Respecting the Control and Management of the National Historic Parks of Canada
P.C. 1982-596 1982-02-26
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 7 of the National Parks Act and section 3 of the National Historic Parks Order, C.R.C., c. 1112, is pleased hereby to make the annexed General Regulations respecting the Control and Management of the National Historic Parks of Canada.
2 In these Regulations,
- archaeological site
archaeological site means any site or area containing historical resources buried or partially buried on land, resting on the surface of land or submerged or partially submerged beneath the surface of any watercourse or body of water in a Park; (site archéologique)
Director means the Director of a Region of Parks Canada, Department of the Environment; (directeur)
- diver’s marker
diver’s marker means a floating device that incorporates a marker in the form of a red square flag with a white diagonal stripe extending from the head of the hoist; (indicateur de plongée)
explosive means any substance or device other than a firearm made, manufactured or used to produce a violent effect by explosion or pyrotechnic effect; (explosif)
fauna means all vertebrates or invertebrates, living or dead, or parts thereof and includes the eggs or young of fauna but does not include the fossil remains of any fauna; (faune)
fireplace means a grill or stove or other such device designed for the kindling or maintenance of fire; (foyer)
flora means any plant matter, living or dead, and includes fungi and moulds but does not include the fossil remains of any flora; (flore)
- historical object
historical object means any historical resource of a movable nature and includes any specimen, artifact, document or work of art, or any reproduction thereof; (objet historique)
- historical resource
historical resource means any work of nature or of man that is primarily of interest for its palaeontological, prehistorical, historical, cultural, natural, scientific or aesthetic value including, but not limited to, a palaeontological, prehistorical, historical or natural site, structure or object or any remains, restoration or reconstruction thereof; (ressource historique)
kindle means to start, or attempt to start, a fire; (allumer)
maintain means, with respect to a fire, to add fuel to enjoy the use of, or allow to burn; (alimenter)
Minister means the Minister of the Environment; (ministre)
moor means to make fast or tie up a watercraft to a wharf or to another watercraft or to use a space or stall at a wharf and includes to dock, beach, store or anchor a watercraft; (amarrer)
- natural object
natural object means any natural material, soil, sand, gravel, rock, mineral or other object or natural phenomenon not included within the terms flora and fauna that is located within a Park, but does not include the fossil remains of any flora or fauna; (objet naturel)
Park means any area set apart as a National Historic Park in accordance with Part II of the National Parks Act; (parc)
Superintendent means the Superintendent of a Park; (directeur du parc)
vessel includes any boat, canoe, raft, amphibious vehicle or any other structure or device, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used for transportation on water; (bateau)
wharf means any wharf, dock, pier, jetty, quay, landing, breakwater, mole or sea-wall or any floating structure or device that may be used to moor watercraft. (quai)
Preservation of Property
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a Director may issue a permit to any person authorizing the person to remove historical resources from a Park for management of the Park or scientific purposes or for the purpose of public display.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a Superintendent may issue a permit to any person authorizing the person to remove, deface, damage or destroy flora, fauna or natural objects in a Park for management of the Park or scientific purposes.
(3) A permit issued by the Superintendent under subsection (2) shall specify the kind and amount of, and the location from which, flora, fauna or natural objects may be removed, defaced, damaged or destroyed, and any other conditions applicable to the permit.
5 No person shall remove, deface, damage or destroy any public building, fence or other structure in a Park or any signboard, sign or notice placed, posted or erected in a Park.
6 No person shall deposit any snow, leaves, rubbish or other matter in a Park except in such places, at such times and under such conditions as may be specified by the Superintendent.
Use of Water Resources
7 No person shall pollute any watercourse in a Park.
8 Subject to sections 9 to 11, no person shall obstruct, divert or otherwise interfere with any watercourse.
9 The Superintendent of a Park may permit the taking of water from any watercourse or water supply system in the Park to a place outside the Park in the case of drought, fire, contamination of a water supply or other emergency.
10 A Director may issue a permit to any person, for a period not exceeding 10 years, authorizing the person to take water for domestic or business water supply purposes within a Park from any watercourse, well or water supply system in the Park.
(2) The Minister may enter into an agreement with persons residing on land adjacent to a Park for the supply of water from the Park for domestic purposes and for use in establishments providing tourist accommodation.
Restricted Areas and Activities
12 (1) The Superintendent of a Park may designate any activity or area in the Park as restricted if, in his or her opinion, it is necessary to control activities or entry in such areas for the preservation, control or management of the Park.
(2) Where the Superintendent of a Park designates any activity or area as restricted pursuant to subsection (1), he or she shall so inform the public by the posting, at all information offices or centres located in the Park, of notices describing the activity and of maps showing the area.
(3) The Superintendent of a Park may, on application to him or her by any person, authorize that person to engage in an activity in the Park or to enter an area of the Park that has been designated as restricted pursuant to subsection (1) on such terms and conditions as the Superintendent may prescribe.
(4) The Superintendent of a Park may suspend or cancel any authorization issued under subsection (3) if it is necessary to do so for the preservation, control or management of a Park.
(5) No person shall engage in an activity or enter an area that has been designated as restricted pursuant to subsection (1) except in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by the Superintendent.
- SOR/88-538, s. 1(F);
- SOR/2011-217, ss. 1(E), 4(E), 5(E).
authorization means a pass, licence, ticket or other form of permission, issued pursuant to subsection (4) in respect of a designated activity, authorizing the holder to carry on the designated activity; (autorisation)
- designated activity
designated activity means any activity in a Park, including travel, entry into an area of the Park and the use of any facility in the Park, that is designated pursuant to subsection (2). (activité désignée)
(2) The Superintendent may, for the proper management of the Park, designate any activity, other than an activity referred to in section 12, that may be carried on only by the holder of an authorization issued in respect of that activity.
(3) The Superintendent shall post a list of designated activities and their description at information offices or centers located in the Park or at the entrances to the Park.
(4) The Superintendent shall, on request, issue an authorization in respect of a designated activity if the designated activity will not result in
(a) any significant adverse effects on the natural and cultural resources of the Park;
(b) any adverse effects on the safety and health of persons using the Park;
(c) any significant adverse effects on the enjoyment of persons using the Park; or
(d) any significant adverse effects on the preservation, control and management of the Park.
(4.1) The Superintendent shall set in the authorization any terms and conditions that are necessary for the preservation, control and management of the Park or for the safety of the public.
(5) No person shall carry on a designated activity unless the person is the holder of an authorization issued in respect of that designated activity.
(6) The holder of an authorization shall, at the request of the Superintendent or a warden or other officer of the Park, produce the authorization for inspection.
(7) The Superintendent may
(a) suspend an authorization, where the holder fails to comply with any prescribed term or condition of it;
(b) reinstate any authorization suspended pursuant to paragraph (a), where the failure referred to in that paragraph has been remedied; and
(c) revoke an authorization, where the holder is convicted of a contravention of these Regulations.
- SOR/95-255, s. 1;
- SOR/2011-217, s. 2.
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