Thousand Islands National Park

Restricted activity order: Use of Unmanned Air Vehicles or Drones

Issued: June 23, 2021

Use of Unmanned Air Vehicles or Drones

What: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations and notwithstanding Transport Canada Guidelines for operating Unmanned Air Vehicles or Drones, the following activities are prohibited by order of the Superintendent:

The launching, landing, or use of a UAV or Drone in Thousand Islands National Park, except with written authorization from the Superintendent.

For the purposes of this order, a UAV is any powered device capable of sustained flight, which is controlled remotely or is self-operating, and does not carry passengers. This includes but is not limited to air or balloon drones, aeroplanes, quadcopters, rotorcraft or similar devices.

Where:  All managed lands and waters within Thousand Islands National Park of Canada including on structures such mooring cans and docks.

Why: To reduce disturbance to visitors and wildlife.

Note: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act and the Ontario Trespass to Property Act.

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