Special Events or Activities
11 (1) No person shall hold a sporting, recreational or public event or activity in waters other than those described in Schedule 8 in a manner or at a place that would interfere with the safe and efficient navigation of vessels.
(2) No person shall hold a sporting, recreational or public event or activity in the waters described in Schedule 8 unless the person is authorized to do so by a permit issued under subsection 12(1).
(3) No person shall hold, in the waters referred to in any of subsections 2(1) to (6) or described in subsection 2(7), a sporting, recreational or public event or activity during which vessels would be operated in a manner that is contrary to those subsections, unless the person is authorized to do so by a permit issued under subsection 12(1).
- SOR/2010-34, s. 6
- SOR/2014-210, s. 4
- SOR/2015-123, s. 3
- SOR/2017-124, s. 2(F)
12 (1) The Minister shall issue a permit that authorizes a person to hold, in the waters referred to in any of subsections 2(1) to (6) and 11(2) or described in subsection 2(7), a sporting, recreational or public event or activity during which vessels will be operated in a manner that is contrary to those subsections, if the Minister is able to set out conditions in the permit to protect the public interest and the environment and to minimize risk to the safety of persons and interference with the safe and efficient navigation of vessels.
(2) [Repealed, SOR/2010-34, s. 7]
(3) The person in whose name a permit to hold a sporting, recreational or public event or activity is issued and all persons taking part in the event or activity shall comply with the conditions set out in the permit.
(4) The Minister shall cancel the permit in either of the following circumstances:
(a) the permit holder has knowingly provided false or misleading information to obtain the permit; or
(b) the permit holder does not comply with the conditions set out in the permit and the non-compliance interferes with the navigation of vessels or endangers the safety of persons or the environment.
(5) If the permit is cancelled, the Minister shall give notice of the cancellation to the person in whose name the permit was issued.
- SOR/2010-34, s. 7
- SOR/2014-210, s. 5
- SOR/2017-124, s. 3(F)
- SOR/2018-204, s. 3
Anchorage in False Creek
13 In section 14, anchor includes securing a vessel to a mooring buoy or attaching it to another vessel that is anchored.
14 (1) No person shall, unless the person holds a permit issued by the Minister, anchor a vessel within the waters of False Creek in the City of Vancouver that are east of a line drawn 45° true from Kitsilano Point to the north shore of False Creek
(2) The Minister shall issue a permit for a maximum period set out in subsection (3) or (4) if
(a) the owner or operator of a vessel submits to the Minister a signed application providing the following information:
(b) the vessel owner or operator ensures that the vessel is seaworthy; and
(c) there is space available to anchor the vessel.
(3) A permit is valid for a maximum period of
(4) The owner or operator of a vessel may apply for a permit to anchor the vessel for a maximum period, calculated as follows:
(a) for permits issued during the summer, 14 days less the number of full or partial days that the vessel was anchored during the 30 days before the day of the application; and
(b) for permits issued during the winter, 21 days less the number of full or partial days that the vessel was anchored during the 40 days before the day of the application.
(5) This section does not apply to the following persons acting within the scope of their duties:
- SOR/2010-34, s. 8(F)
- SOR/2015-123, s. 4
- SOR/2017-124, s. 4
- SOR/2018-204, s. 4
- SOR/2008-120, err., Vol. 142, No. 10
(2) A person who operates a vessel during a sporting, recreational or public event or activity for which a permit has been issued shall do so in a manner that does not interfere with the event or activity.
- SOR/2015-161, s. 56
- SOR/2017-124, s. 5
16 For the purpose of ensuring compliance with sections 2 to 15, the persons or classes of persons set out in the table to this section are appointed or specified as enforcement officers.
|Column 1||Column 2|
|Item||Persons or classes of persons||Geographic location|
|1||A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police||Across Canada|
|2||A member of any harbour or river police force||Across Canada|
|3||A member of any provincial, county or municipal police force||Across Canada|
|4||A marine safety inspector||Across Canada|
|5||A pleasure craft safety inspector||Across Canada|
|6||A person employed as park warden by Parks Canada and appointed under the Canada National Parks Act||Across Canada|
|7||A person employed as marine conservation area warden by Parks Canada and appointed under the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act||Across Canada|
|8||A person employed as conservation officer by the National Capital Commission||National Capital Region|
|9||A person employed as fishery officer by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia and Yukon||British Columbia, Yukon and their adjacent waters|
|10||A member of the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service appointed under the British Columbia Environmental Management Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 53||British Columbia|
|11||A conservation officer appointed under the Alberta Government Organization Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. G-10||Alberta|
|12||A forest officer appointed under the Alberta Forests Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. F-22||Alberta|
|13||A wildlife officer appointed under the Alberta Wildlife Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. W-10||Alberta|
|14||A bylaw enforcement officer employed by the Town of Chestermere, in Alberta||Alberta|
|15||A community peace officer — Level 1, employed by the Alberta Special Areas Board and appointed under the Alberta Peace Officer Act, S.A. 2006, c. P-3.5||Alberta|
|16||A special constable employed by the Wascana Centre Authority and appointed under Saskatchewan’s The Provincial Capital Commission Act, S.S. 2017, c. P-30.011||Saskatchewan|
|17||A person employed as conservation officer by the Saskatchewan Department of Environment and appointed as special constable under the Saskatchewan The Police Act, 1990, S.S. 1990-91, c. P-15.01||Saskatchewan|
|18||A special constable or municipal inspector for the following entities in Quebec: Municipality of Austin, Municipality of Ayer’s Cliff, Potton Township, Stanstead Township, Hatley Township, Municipality of Hatley, City of Magog, Regional County Municipality of Memphrémagog, Municipality of the Village of North Hatley, Municipality of Ogden, Municipality of Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, Municipality of Adstock, Municipality of Lambton, Municipality of Saint-Romain, Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Municipality of Sainte-Praxède, Municipality of Stornoway, City of Lac-Brome, Municipality of Saint-Ferdinand, Municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, City of Estérel, City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Township Municipality of Orford and Municipality of Saint-Hippolyte||Quebec|
|19||A person employed as conservation officer by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources||Nova Scotia|
|20||A peace officer or special constable appointed under the Nova Scotia Police Act, S.N.S. 2004, c. 31, who operates in the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia||Halifax Regional Municipality|
|21||A park ranger appointed under the British Columbia Park Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 344||British Columbia|
|22||A First Nations Constable appointed under the Ontario Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.15||Ontario|
|23||A peace officer appointed under section 7 of the Alberta Peace Officer Act, S.A. 2006, c. P-3.5, and employed by Leduc County or Parkland County, Alberta||Alberta|
|24||A firefighter employed by the Calgary Fire Department, Calgary, Alberta||Alberta|
|25||A community peace officer appointed under section 7 of the Alberta Peace Officer Act, S.A. 2006, c. P-3.5 and employed by the County of Newell||Alberta|
|26||A community peace officer appointed under section 7 of the Alberta Peace Officer Act, S.A. 2006, c. P-3.5 and employed by the Summer Village of Silver Beach, Pigeon Lake Protective Services||Alberta|
- SOR/2009-213, s. 1
- SOR/2010-34, s. 9
- SOR/2010-226, s. 1
- SOR/2014-210, s. 6
- SOR/2015-123, s. 5
- SOR/2017-124, s. 6
- SOR/2018-204, s. 5
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