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National Parks of Canada Aircraft Access Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2013-01-31 to 2023-09-13:

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.


aircraft has the same meaning as in subsection 3(1) of the Aeronautics Act. (aéronef)

Auyuittuq Reserve

Auyuittuq Reserve[Repealed, SOR/2004-299, s. 2]


diversion means a forced or precautionary landing to address or avert an imminent or potential threat to the safety of a pilot, a passenger or a person on the ground if the pilot cannot return safely to the take-off point and if continuing to the planned destination is not feasible, including a landing because of

  • (a) a medical emergency of the pilot or a passenger;

  • (b) a mechanical or fuel problem that renders continued operation of the aircraft unsafe;

  • (c) the minimum visual meteorological conditions for VFR flight, as set out in Part VI, Subpart 2, Division VI of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, not being met; or

  • (d) the destination airstrip becoming unusable while the flight is in progress. (déroutement)

Ellesmere Island Reserve

Ellesmere Island Reserve[Repealed, SOR/2004-299, s. 2]

Kluane Reserve

Kluane Reserve[Repealed, SOR/2004-299, s. 2]

Nahanni Reserve

Nahanni Reserve[Repealed, SOR/2004-299, s. 2]


permit means an aircraft access permit issued pursuant to subsection 3(1). (permis)

  • SOR/2004-299, s. 2
  • SOR/2013-10, s. 1
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