RESTRICTED ACTIVITY: Alcohol and cannabis ban in effect for summer long weekends

Issued: April 01, 2022

Ends: September 06, 2022

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WHAT: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the possession and consumption of cannabis and cannabis products during summer long weekends is prohibited by order of the Superintendent.

Pursuant to Section 13(b) of the National Parks Camping Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is hereby prohibited during summer long weekends by order of the Superintendent.

WHERE: Hoodoo Creek, Kicking Horse, Monarch and Takakkaw Falls.

DATES: 

·      Victoria Day long weekend: Friday May 20 – Monday May 23, 2022

·      Canada Day long weekend: Friday July 1 – Sunday July 3, 2022

·      Heritage Day/BC Day long weekend: Friday July 29 – Monday August 1, 2022

·      Labour Day long weekend: Friday September 2 – Monday September 5, 2022

Policies are in effect from 7 a.m. on the first day until noon on the last day.

PENALTY:  Violation of this prohibition may result in immediate cancellation of your camping permit, eviction from the campground, or charges under the Canada National Parks Act; maximum penalty $25 000. Camping fees will not be refunded.

Approved by:

Rick Kubian

Superintendent, Lake Louise, Yoho, Kootenay Field Unit