Parks Canada Agency's Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2023

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.

All federal regulations administered by Parks Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2023 count is 830.

The change in 2023 Administrative Burden Baseline count is 63 more than the 2021‑2022 count of 767. The change is due to changes to forms or schedules attached to or associated with the regulations. There were no regulatory changes that affected the existing count of administrative burden requirements in any of Parks Canada’s regulations.

Title of the regulation SOR
Gros Morne National Park of Canada Timber Harvesting Regulations 2005-204 17
National Parks Building Regulations c. 1114 35
National Parks Cemetery Regulations 83-677 26
National Parks General Regulations 78-213 73
National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations c. 1126 10
National Parks of Canada Aircraft Access Regulations 1997-150 15
National Parks of Canada Businesses Regulations 1998-455 73
National Parks of Canada Camping Regulations 1980-127 35
National Parks of Canada Cottages Regulations 1979-398 58
National Parks of Canada Domestic Animals Regulations 1998-177 11
National Parks of Canada Fire Protection Regulations 1980-946 2
National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations c. 1120 13
National Parks of Canada Garbage Regulations 1980-217 7
National Parks of Canada Lease and Licence of Occupation Regulations 1992-025 7
National Parks of Canada Water and Sewer Regulations c. 1134 21
National Parks Signs Regulations c. 1130 16
Town of Jasper Zoning Regulations c. 1111 9
Wood Buffalo National Park Game Regulations 1978-830 89
National Historic Parks General Regulations 1982-263 73
National Historic Parks Wildlife and Domestic Animals Regulations 1981-613 2
Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations 2002-76 28
Historic Canals Regulations 93-220 152
Heritage Railway Stations Regulations 91-122 33
National Parks Wildlife Regulations 81-401 1
Wapusk National Park of Canada Park Use Regulations 2010-67 24
Total 830


The administrative business burden count from the previous year is available upon request. The Agency maintains a General Inquiries email address at

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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