Restricted Activity: Overnight mooring of watercraft

Issued: April 29, 2022

Ends: December 31, 2022

Effective date:

May 1 to December 31, 2022

What:

Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following activity is restricted or prohibited by order of the Superintendent:

  • No person shall moor a watercraft overnight other than in accordance with a permit issued by the Superintendent.
  • A person camping at a waterfront campground may moor their watercraft if the following conditions are met:
    • A valid camping permit applies to the mooring location and date;
    • The campsite to which the permit applies is occupied;
    • and

    • The watercraft complies with all other regulations.

These restrictions do not apply to a superintendent, park warden, peace officer, or any other person authorized by the superintendent to carry out functions related to the management of a park while any of those persons is engaged in carrying out such functions.

Where:

Jasper National Park

Why:

The Superintendent has established these restrictions to:

  • Clean up riparian areas;
  • Protect aquatic wildlife and park visitors;
  • and

  • Restore aquatic ecosystems

Penalty:

Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty $25 000.