Historic Canals Regulations (SOR/93-220)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 47, no person shall bring livestock onto historic canal lands.

  • (2) The superintendent may, on receipt of an application, issue a permit authorizing the applicant to bring a horse onto historic canal lands.

  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E).

Recovery of Costs for Extra Services

 Every person or organization that requests and receives a service in a historic canal that is beyond what is normally provided to all historic canal users shall bear the cost of the provision of that service.

PART IIINAVIGATION

Fitting of Vessels

 Every owner of a vessel that is in historic canal waters shall ensure that

  • (a) the vessel is fitted with good and sufficient mooring lines; and

  • (b) any fender attached to the vessel is securely fastened to the vessel and made of material that will float.

Condition and Operation of Vessels

 No person in charge of a vessel shall operate the vessel in a historic canal where the dimensions, configuration, draught or condition of the vessel or the goods or equipment on the vessel may

  • (a) damage the historic canal;

  • (b) endanger the safety of persons using the historic canal; or

  • (c) delay or obstruct navigation.

 Every person in charge of a vessel that is in a historic canal shall

  • (a) obey all traffic control devices; and

  • (b) comply with the instructions of employees and peace officers in respect of the safe and orderly use of locks and navigation channels.

 Every person in charge of a vessel that is in a historic canal shall operate the vessel and control its wake in a manner that does not endanger the safety of persons or vessels or damage the shoreline or any structure, equipment, object or other vessel.

Meeting and Overtaking of Vessels

  •  (1) Where two vessels are approaching a bridge in a historic canal from opposite directions and passage by the bridge can only be made by one vessel at a time, the person in charge of the upbound vessel shall hold back and give way to the downbound vessel and shall ensure that the vessels pass each other at least 100 m downstream of the bridge.

  • (2) Where two vessels are approaching a bend in a narrow navigation channel from opposite directions, the person in charge of the upbound vessel shall hold back and give way to the downbound vessel and shall ensure that the vessels pass each other downstream of the bend.

  • (3) No person in charge of a vessel in a historic canal shall attempt to overtake another vessel while within 300 m of a lock, guard gate or bridge, unless directed to do so by the superintendent or a peace officer.

  • (4) The person in charge of a vessel shall decrease the speed of the vessel to dead slow when the vessel is passing employees working on historic canal waters.

  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E).

Precedence at Swing and Lift Bridges

  •  (1) The superintendent shall give precedence to trains at a railway swing or lift bridge.

  • (2) The superintendent shall give precedence to vessels at a highway swing or lift bridge during the hours in which the bridge is scheduled to operate.

  • SOR/2002-191, s. 5(E).