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

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

Fires (continued)

 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 reasonable precautions have been taken;

  • (e) when removing or disposing of brush or any inflammable material, allow the brush or inflammable material to be accumulated, stored, handled, transported or disposed of in an unreasonable manner; or

  • (f) leave any fire unattended.

  • SOR/2018-250, s. 27

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.

 No person shall moor any vessel in the approach to or in the lee of any wharf in a Park in such a manner as to obstruct the free flow of vessels to and from the wharf.

  •  (1) No person shall moor any vessel at any wharf or area in a Park except in accordance with a traffic control device erected by the Superintendent pursuant to subsection (2).

  • (2) The Superintendent may designate any wharf or area in the Park or any portion thereof as a wharf or area where mooring is allowed or where mooring is allowed only

    • (a) in accordance with a permit issued by the Superintendent,

    • (b) during specified periods of time, or

    • (c) for particular types of vessels

    and the Superintendent shall erect a traffic control device at or near the designated wharf or area to indicate such designation.

  •  (1) No person shall undertake any underwater activities in a Park unless he or she first places a diver’s marker in the vicinity of the dive site so that the marker is clearly visible to vessel operators.

  • (2) Every person who operates a vessel in the vicinity of a diver’s marker referred to in subsection (1) shall proceed with due caution and at a slow speed.

  • SOR/2011-217, s. 5(E)

Agreements

 The Minister may enter into an agreement with a province or any person for the development, operation and maintenance in a Park of telephone, telegraph, natural gas and electrical, other than hydro-electrical, services for use only in the Park.

Advertisements

 No person shall display or distribute any advertisement or handbill in a Park except under and in accordance with a permit issued by the Superintendent.

Prohibitions

  •  (1) No person shall, in a Park,

    • (a) cause any excessive noise;

    • (b) behave in a manner that unreasonably disturbs other persons in the Park or unreasonably interferes with their enjoyment of the Park;

    • (c) carry out any action that unreasonably interferes with fauna or the natural beauty of the Park;

    • (d) carry out any action that threatens the historic resources in the Park; or

    • (e) create or cause any nuisance in the Park.

  • (2) The Superintendent may remove or have removed from a Park any person who by their disorderly conduct, behaviour or action is in violation of subsection (1).

  • (3) No person who has been removed from a Park under subsection (2) shall enter or attempt to enter that Park for one year following the date of removal unless that person applies for and obtains permission from the Director to enter the Park.

  • SOR/2011-217, s. 6(E)
 

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