Yoho National Park

RESTRICTED ACTIVITY - Restriction on the use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment and aquatic recreational equipment

Issued: June 01, 2021

Ends: October 25, 2023

WHAT: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, Use of a non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment and aquatic recreational equipmentis RESTRICTED to only the holders of a valid Self-Certification Permit.

“Non-motorized watercraft” means: any boat, canoe,kayak,raft,stand-up paddleboard, inflatable,or other type or class of vessel that is not motorized.

“Fishing equipment” means:fishing rods, tackle, waders, wading boots, gloves, nets, or any other type of fishing equipment that comes into contact with water or animal material.

“Aquatic recreational equipment” meanspersonal floatationdevices, throw bags, water shoes, wetsuits,or any other type of recreational gear that comes in contact with the water.

WHERE: All waterbodies within Yoho National Park at all times.

WHY: To prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

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

Start date: 2021-06-01

End date: Until further notice

Approved by Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit

For more information, call Banff Park Dispatch at 403.762.1470.

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