National Historic Parks General Regulations (SOR/82-263)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2011-09-30. Previous Versions

Prevention of Nuisances

  •  (1) Where, in the opinion of the Superintendent of a Park or a medical or sanitary inspector, a nuisance exists on any premises in the Park, the Superintendent may order the owner, lessee, licensee, or occupier of the premises to abate the nuisance and, where necessary, to clean up the premises.

  • (2) Where the owner, lessee, licensee or occupier of any premises where a nuisance exists fails, after reasonable notice from the Superintendent, to abate the nuisance and, where necessary, clean up the premises, the Superintendent may take such steps as are necessary to abate the nuisance and clean up the premises.

Camping

  •  (1) It is prohibited, without a permit issued for this purpose, for any person to use, occupy, reside or camp on any land in a Park or erect or use any structure in a Park or park any vehicle in a Park for the purpose of camping.

  • (2) Nothing in this section prevents a person from using the facilities provided in a public picnic ground for the preparation and consumption of meals.

  • SOR/2011-217, s. 3(E).
  •  (1) Subject to these Regulations, on receipt of an application, the Superintendent may issue a camping permit to the applicant for the use of an area for such period and under such conditions as the Superintendent specifies in the permit.

  • (2) The Superintendent of a Park may cancel a camping permit issued pursuant to subsection (1) at any time where, in his or her opinion, it is necessary for the preservation, control or management of the Park, or for the safety of the public.

  • (3) No person who holds a camping permit is eligible to apply for another camping permit for the period or any part of the period for which their camping permit is valid.

  • SOR/2011-217, ss. 4(E), 6(E).

 No person shall, for valuable consideration or for gain, permit another person to use, occupy, reside on or camp on any land in a Park or erect or use any structure in a Park or park any vehicle thereon for any purpose whatever.

  •  (1) A camping permit is not transferable and is valid only during such period as the area to which the permit applies is occupied by the holder thereof.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1) and paragraph 21(a), an area to which a camping permit applies is deemed not to be occupied where a tent or trailer or similar device has been unoccupied for a period exceeding 24 hours or has been removed from the area for a period exceeding 24 hours.

 A camping permit expires on the expiry date specified thereon.

 The holder of a camping permit shall, at all times, maintain the area to which the permit applies in a condition satisfactory to the Superintendent.

 The Superintendent may cancel a camping permit where

  • (a) the area to which the permit applies is not occupied;

  • (b) the holder of the permit fails to maintain the area to which the permit applies in a condition satisfactory to the Superintendent;

  • (c) the holder of the permit has furnished the Superintendent with false or misleading information in order to secure the permit or maintain it in force; or

  • (d) the holder of the permit fails to comply with

    • (i) the conditions of the permit, or

    • (ii) a directive, instruction or order of the Superintendent made pursuant to these Regulations or to any other Regulations that apply in the Park.

 Where a camping permit has been cancelled, the Superintendent shall give notice of the cancellation to the holder of the permit by mailing a copy of the notice to the holder or by posting a copy of the notice of cancellation in the vicinity of the entrance to any structure or vehicle used for camping in the area in respect of which the permit was issued, and the cancellation takes effect on the date the notice was so mailed or posted.

  • SOR/88-538, s. 2(E).
  •  (1) The holder of a camping permit shall, before the expiration of the permit or, where the permit is cancelled, on receipt of the notice of cancellation, remove from the area in respect of which the permit was issued, any trailer or other vehicle or any structure, chattel or article that the holder placed in that area.

  • (2) The Superintendent may remove any trailer or other vehicle or any structure, chattel or article left in a Park in violation of subsection (1).

  • SOR/88-538, s. 3(E).

Fires

 No person shall, in a Park, kindle or maintain any fire except

  • (a) in a fireplace provided by the Superintendent;

  • (b) in a portable stove burning fuel other than wood or charcoal; or

  • (c) in a charcoal or gas-fired barbecue.

 Notwithstanding section 24, the Superintendent may, by written authorization, permit a person to kindle and maintain a fire and may stipulate the terms and conditions under which the fire shall be kindled and maintained.

 No person shall, in a Park, be in possession of more than five gallons of gasoline or other inflammable liquid, unless the gasoline or other inflammable liquid is stored in the tank of a motor vehicle, a motor-driven boat or an aircraft or unless a permit has been obtained for possession of the gasoline or other inflammable liquid.

 No person shall, in a Park,

  • (a) allow a fire to spread beyond the confines of the fireplace, portable stove or barbecue;

  • (b) discard a lighted cigar, cigarette, match or other burning substance, except in a receptacle provided for that purpose by the Superintendent;

  • (c) discard any unused match or any article or substance that could cause the kindling of a fire, except in a receptacle provided for that purpose by the Superintendent;

  • (d) operate any machine or equipment that may cause the kindling of a fire, unless precautions satisfactory to the Superintendent have been taken to prevent the kindling of a fire;

  • (e) when removing or disposing of brush or any inflammable material, allow such material to be accumulated, stored, handled, transported or disposed of in a manner other than in a manner satisfactory to the Superintendent; or

  • (f) leave any fire unattended.

Explosives

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall, except in accordance with a permit issued pursuant to subsection (2), have in their possession, store or use any explosive or bring any explosive into a Park.

  • (2) A Superintendent may issue a permit authorizing a person described in subsection (3) to have in their possession, store or use any explosive in a Park, where that person is authorized under the Explosives Act to have in their possession, store, use, make, manufacture or sell such an explosive in any other part of Canada.

  • (3) A permit referred to in subsection (2) may be issued to the following persons:

    • (a) a person engaged in construction or demolition work who requires the explosive for their work;

    • (b) a person representing an organization retained by written agreement with the Director to present a reenactment of a historic event or other program for the education or entertainment of the public; and

    • (c) a person in the employ of Her Majesty in right of Canada whose duties include the presentation of programs for the education or entertainment of the public.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsection (1), any person may

    • (a) transport explosives through a Park in accordance with the Explosives Act or any provincial regulation respecting explosives; or

    • (b) possess flares or fuses for use as safety equipment for motor vehicles, trains or boats in accordance with any federal or provincial requirements.

  • SOR/2011-217, s. 6(E).

Aircraft

 Except as authorized by the Superintendent for the control or management of the Park, no person shall, in a Park, take off or land or deposit persons or objects from any aircraft, sail plane, glider, body kite, hang glider or other device designed or used to carry persons or objects through the air in powerless flight.

Vessels

  •  (1) No person shall operate or use, or cause to be operated or used, on or under any watercourse in a Park any type of motorized vessel, water-skiing equipment or subsurface diving equipment unless a sign or notice authorized by the Superintendent permitting such operation or use is posted on or near the watercourse.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Superintendent may operate or use, or cause to be operated or used, any vessel or equipment referred to in subsection (1) on or under any watercourse in the Park where such operation or use is necessary for the management of the Park or for the safety of the public.

  • (3) No person shall drain, dump or discharge any waste or refuse from a vessel into any watercourse in a Park.

 
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