Drones or unmanned air vehicles (UAV)

Forillon National Park

Recreational use of drones in Forillon National Park is prohibited.

Drone flying is a popular hobby for many people and may also be used for commercial purposes. However, drones can pose risks to visitors, disturb wildlife and lead to negative experiences for other visitors to Forillon National Park. For these reasons, Parks Canada strictly limits the use of drones.

Anyone caught operating a drone within park boundaries and without an approved permit may result in law enforcement action and a fine of up to $25,000.

Recreational drone use – Prohibited

Taking off or landing of a drone for recreational use is prohibited within Forillon National Park. Please do not fly your drone in the park.

Commercial drone use – By permit only

The Superintendent may only issue a Restricted Activity Permit for the use of a drone for the following purposes:

  • Natural or cultural resource management and protection
  • Public safety
  • Law enforcement
  • Park/site management purposes directly relating to park administrative purposes (including filming and photography for outreach or education purposes)

Due to high visitor numbers and operational requirements during the park's peak season, the application period is from 1 December 2023 to 1 June 2024.

If you would like to apply for a Restricted Activity Permit for the use of a drone, you must submit a written proposal. In your proposal you must clearly demonstrate how your intended use of a drone supports any of the above purposes. It is strongly advised to submit your request at least 20 business days before your intended shoot.

It is important to inform yourself before planning any professional filming or photography activity in the park. Consult our web page on this subject.

Filming and photography permits


Report a drone

If you witness the use of a drone in Forillon National Park, please report the incident to park wardens via Parks Canada Dispatch.

   1 888-762-1422

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