Banff National Park

Restricted activity order: Remote motion-activated trail cameras: research permit required.

Issued: May 08, 2017

What: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following activity is restricted or prohibited by order of the Superintendent: Install remote motion-activated trail cameras.

Where: Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks

Why: To prevent disturbance to wildlife at sensitive locations and protect the privacy of visitors. A research permit issued by Parks Canada is required to deploy remote motion-activated cameras within Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

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

Approved by:
Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit

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