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Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Loi de 2006 sur les parcs provinciaux et les réserves de conservation

ONTARIO REGULATION 347/07

Provincial Parks: GENERAL provisions

Consolidation Period: From October 21, 2016 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 347/16.

This Regulation is made in English only.

CONTENTS

1.

Interpretation

Park Environment

2.

Damage to Crown land

3.

Storing of wildlife attractants

4.

Keeping park clean

5.

Fire and fireworks

6.

Domestic and other animals

7.

Protection of park environment

8.

Closure, evacuation

Conduct in Park

9.

Inappropriate conduct

10.

Officer’s power to remove a person and cancel permit

11.

Climbing rock faces

12.

Begging and selling

13.

Occupation of land

14.

Entering and remaining in park

Camping in Park

15.

Camp-site and vehicle permits

16.

Maximum number of nights

17.

Maximum number of persons

18.

Non-resident camping in non-operating parks

19.

Shelters and trailers

20.

Algonquin and Kawartha Highlands, special case

21.

Possession of saws and other devices in certain parks

22.

Operation of audio device

23.

Permits for vehicles

24.

Assignment and copying of permit prohibited

25.

Operation and parking of vehicle

26.

Traffic movement

27.

Unattended vehicles or equipment

Recreational Equipment

28.

Recreational equipment in certain parks

29.

Waterskiing in Algonquin Park

30.

Recreational equipment near swimming area, beach

31.

Power boats

32.

House-boats

33.

Aircraft

34.

All-terrain vehicles

35.

Firearms

Schedule 1

Provincial parks where power boats are authorized under subsection 31 (2)

Schedule 2

Provincial parks where aircraft landings are authorized under subsection 33 (2)

Interpretation

1. (1) In this Regulation,

“all-terrain vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle designed to be driven exclusively on ice, land or water or exclusively or primarily on snow, an off-road vehicle as defined in the Off-Road Vehicles Act, or any similar vehicle, but does not include an automobile;

“artifact” means any object, material or substance that is made, modified, used, deposited or affected by human action and is of cultural heritage value or interest;

“audio device” means a radio, stereo, CD player, mp3 player, television or other similar electronic device capable of emitting sounds, but does not include a two-way radio, weather radio or a device that can only be heard by using earphones;

“boat” means a watercraft or other artificial contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, but does not include an all-terrain vehicle designed to be used on water;

“bus” means a bus licensed under the Public Vehicles Act;

“campground camp-site” means a parcel of land operated by the superintendent for campground camping that is designated by a camp-site number, posts or other suitable means and is directly accessible by road;

“camping party” means a person or group of persons authorized to occupy a camp-site in a provincial park under one camp-site and vehicle permit; 

“camping unit” means equipment used for the purpose of outdoor accommodation and includes a tent, trailer, tent trailer, recreational vehicle, camper-back and any watercraft equipped for overnight accommodation;

“camp-site” means a campground camp-site, interior camp-site, group camp-site or unserviced camp-site and includes a site designated for overnight boat docking or mooring;

“disabled person” means a resident of Ontario who is the holder of an accessible parking permit issued under Regulation 581 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Accessible Parking for Persons with Disabilities) made under the Highway Traffic Act or a national identity card issued by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind;

“domestic animal” means a horse, a dog or any other animal that is kept under human control either by habit or training and lives in association with human beings;

“group camp-site” means a parcel of land operated by the superintendent for group camping purposes that is designated by posts, signs or other suitable means; 

“house-boat” means a boat designed, fitted or used as a dwelling, whether temporary or permanent;

“interior camping zone” means an area designated by the superintendent for interior camping; 

“interior camp-site” means a parcel of land operated by the superintendent for interior camping, as indicated on a current park map and designated by signs or other suitable means, that is not directly accessible by road;

“motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act;

“non-operating park” means a park designated by the Minister that the public makes considerable use of, in which facilities and services are minimal or not provided and for the use of which fees are not normally charged;

“non-resident” means an individual who is not a resident of Canada;

“power boat” means a boat that is propelled by electric, gasoline, fuel oil or steam motive power;

“provincial park permit” means a camp-site and vehicle permit, interior camp-site permit, additional vehicle permit, daily vehicle permit, senior citizen daily vehicle permit, disabled person daily vehicle permit, daily bus permit, summer vehicle permit, winter vehicle permit, annual vehicle permit, annual bus permit, cross-country ski permit, short term entry permit, courtesy pass or any other similar permit issued by the Minister;

“resident of Canada” means,

(a) a Canadian citizen as defined in the Citizenship Act (Canada), or

(b) a person who has actually resided in Canada for a period of at least seven months during the twelve months immediately preceding the time that the person’s residence becomes material under this Regulation;

“resident of Ontario” means a person who has actually resided in Ontario for a period of at least seven months during the twelve months immediately preceding the time that the person’s residence becomes material under this Regulation;

“roadway” means a roadway as defined in the Highway Traffic Act;

“self-propelled camping unit” means a motor vehicle designed, equipped and used for overnight sleeping accommodation and that includes built-in facilities for sleeping, cooking and refrigeration;

“senior citizen” means a resident of Ontario who is at least 65 years old;

“shelter equipment” means any equipment designed for overnight sleeping accommodation and includes a tent, tent trailer, travel trailer, self-propelled camping unit or other similar equipment;

“special group” means a group of persons, accompanied by their supervisors, that is composed of residents of Canada who are,

(a) patients in Ontario hospitals,

(b) patients in Ontario institutions for the mentally or physically disabled, or

(c) residents in training centres, youth centres, training schools or correctional facilities administered by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services;

“spouse” means,

(a) a spouse as defined in section 1 of the Family Law Act, or

(b) either of two persons who live together in a conjugal relationship outside marriage; 

“unserviced camp-site” means a camp-site located in a non-operating park;

“vehicle” means a vehicle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act and includes an aircraft;

“youth group” means a group of persons, accompanied by their supervisors, that is composed primarily of residents of Canada who are at least five years of age but less than 18 and who are sponsored by a non-profit, religious, charitable or educational organization.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 1 (1); O. Reg. 165/10, s. 1; O. Reg. 22/11, s. 1 (1).

(2) Subsections 8 (3), 10 (3), 14 (1) and (2), section 15, subsections 16 (1), 17 (1) and (5) and 22 (1) and sections 23 and 32 do not apply with respect to non-operating parks.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 1 (2).

Park Environment

Damage to Crown land

2. (1) No person shall,

(a) remove, damage or deface any property of the Crown in a provincial park; or

(b) damage or deface any relic, artifact or natural object or damage or deface any site of archaeological or historical interest in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 2 (1).

(2) Except with the written authorization of the superintendent, no person shall,

(a) disturb, cut, kill, remove or harm any plant, tree or natural object in a provincial park;

(b) disturb, kill, remove, harass or harm any animal except in accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, any bird except in accordance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada) or any fish except in accordance with the Fisheries Act (Canada); 

(c) remove any relic or artifact in a provincial park;

(d) disturb any site of archaeological or historical interest in a provincial park;

(e) make an excavation for any purpose in a provincial park; or

(f) conduct research in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 2 (2).

(3) In considering whether or not to grant an authorization under subsection (2), the superintendent shall base his or her decision on the following criteria:

1. The potential for the proposed activity to protect or enhance human safety.

2. The degree to which the proposed activity would harm or benefit the environment or wildlife or support or impede the maintenance of ecological integrity.

3. The range and value of scientific benefits that the proposed activity would provide.

4. The extent to which the proposed activity would promote cultural knowledge and understanding.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 2 (3).

Storing of wildlife attractants

3. No person shall maintain or store potential wildlife attractants, including food or beverages, food preparation or storage equipment, cooking devices or utensils, garbage or recycling products, scented products or any other item in a manner that is likely to attract wildlife without the written authorization of the superintendent, which may be granted if the superintendent is of the opinion that the otherwise prohibited activities will not cause a threat to public safety.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 3.

Keeping park clean

4. (1) No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any litter in a provincial park except in a place designated for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 4 (1).

(2) Every person using a camp-site in a provincial park, including a picnic area, shall at all times maintain the site in a clean and sanitary condition and, when vacating the site, shall restore it as nearly as possible to its original condition.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 4 (2).

(3) Every person using a facility, including a picnic shelter or any other facility, used for accommodation shall at all times maintain it in a clean and sanitary condition and, when vacating the facility, shall restore it to its original condition.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 4 (3).

(4) No person shall possess any non-burnable food or beverage containers in an interior camping zone in Algonquin, Killarney, Lake Superior or Quetico Provincial Park other than containers,

(a) that are specifically designed and intended for repeated use and for which no deposit is charged; or

(b) that are specifically designed for dehydrated foods.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 4 (4); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 2 (1).

(5) No person shall possess any non-burnable food or beverage containers in any part of Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park other than containers,

(a) that are specifically designed and intended for repeated use and for which no deposit is charged; or

(b) that are specifically designed for dehydrated food.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 2 (2).

(6) Subsections (4) and (5) do not apply to a person,

(a) if the person is on, or travelling directly to or from, land situated in a park mentioned in subsection (4) or (5) that is occupied under a lease, licence of occupation, land use permit or agreement; or

(b) if the person is travelling directly to or from land that is held in fee simple that abuts or is surrounded by a park mentioned in subsection (4) or (5).  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 2 (2).

(7) No person shall possess any glass bottles in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, except while on, or travelling directly to or from, land situated in the park that is occupied under a lease, licence of occupation, land use permit or agreement.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 2 (2).

Fire and fireworks

5. (1) No person shall start or tend a fire in a provincial park, except in a fireplace provided by the superintendent or in an area designated for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 5 (1); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 3.

(2) No person shall start or tend a fire in a provincial park or part of a provincial park with respect to which the superintendent has posted a notice indicating that there is a fire hazard.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 5 (2).

(3) No person shall possess or ignite fireworks in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 5 (3).

Domestic and other animals

6. (1) No person in control of a domestic animal shall permit the animal to be,

(a) in a provincial park unless the animal is secured on a leash that does not exceed two metres in length;

(b) in any waters in a provincial park designated as a swimming area or upon any part of the beach adjacent to it;

(c) in any waters adjacent to interior camp-sites where interior campers would obtain water for cooking or consumption; or

(d) in any area posted to prohibit domestic animals or designated as an area in which domestic animals are prohibited.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (1).

(2) Clause (1) (a) does not apply to an animal in a vehicle or a cage, to a dog accompanying a person who is lawfully hunting or within an area in which dogs are allowed to be off leash.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (2).

(3) Clauses (1) (b), (c) and (d) do not apply to a person who is a holder of a National Identity Card issued by the Canadian Institute for the Blind or equivalent proof of legal blindness or to any other person who requires the assistance of a dog due to deafness or other disability.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (3).

(4) No person shall permit a domestic animal, while in a provincial park, to,

(a) make excessive noise;

(b) disturb other persons;

(c) damage Crown property or vegetation;

(d) chase or harass wild animals or birds;

(e) injure, or attempt to injure, a person or other domestic animal.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (4).

(5) The person in control of a domestic animal shall immediately dispose of excrement from the animal in such manner and at such location that it will not cause a health hazard or public inconvenience.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (5).

(6) Subsection (5) does not apply to a person who is unable to immediately dispose of excrement because of a disability.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (6).

(7) The person in charge of a domestic animal that is not secured shall capture and secure the animal at the request of an officer.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (7).

(8) An officer may seize or cause to be seized a domestic animal if the person in control of the animal is in contravention of subsection (1), (4) or (5).  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (8).

(9) An officer who seizes a domestic animal shall take reasonable care of the animal or deliver it to a pound as soon as reasonably possible.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (9).

(10) No person shall drive, walk or ride a horse, pony or similar animal in a provincial park except in an area operated for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 6 (10).

Protection of park environment

7. No person shall introduce into a provincial park, or possess in a provincial park, any plant, animal or other living thing, or any object, material or other substance, that may carry non-native or invasive pests or species, as determined by the Ministry.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 7.

Closure, evacuation

8. (1) An officer may close a provincial park or part of a park to the public, by the erection of signs or other suitable means, for the purpose of,

(a) preventing overcrowding of park facilities;

(b) controlling or managing a fire, flood or other emergency situation;

(c) protecting public safety;

(d) facilitating maintenance, construction or other work carried out by the Ministry or under the authority of the Ministry; or

(e) preserving or protecting the park environment or supporting the maintenance of ecological integrity.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 8 (1).

(2) An officer may order an evacuation of a provincial park or part of a park for the purpose of maintaining public safety in case of fire, flood or other emergency.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 8 (2).

(3) An officer may limit the number of provincial park permits that may be issued in a provincial park for the purpose of,

(a) preventing overcrowding of park facilities;

(b) preserving or protecting the environment or supporting the maintenance of ecological integrity; or

(c) protecting public safety.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 8 (3).

Conduct in Park

Inappropriate conduct

9. No person shall use discriminatory, harassing, abusive or insulting language or gestures or make excessive noise or disturb other persons in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 9.

Officer’s power to remove a person and cancel permit

10. (1) An officer who believes on reasonable and probable grounds that a person has contravened subsection 33 (2) or 39 (2) or section 45 of the Act or clause 2 (1) (a) or (b) or (2) (a) or (b), section 3, subsection 4 (2), (3), 5 (2), 6 (1) or (4), section 7, 9, 18 or 22, subsection 25 (1) or section 35 of this Regulation, a provision of the Liquor Licence Act or a provision of the Criminal Code (Canada) may,

(a) remove the person from the provincial park; and

(b) cancel any permit authorizing the person’s presence in the provincial park in which the contravention occurred.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 10 (1).

(2) No person who has been removed from a provincial park under subsection (1) shall within the following 72-hour period enter or attempt to enter any provincial park without the written authorization of the superintendent of the park, which may be granted for the purpose of retrieving a vehicle or personal property.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 10 (2).

(3) An officer may cancel the provincial park permit of a person who is in contravention of subsection 15 (1), (3) or (5), section 16 or 17 or subsection 19 (1) or (2).  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 10 (3).

Climbing rock faces

11. (1) No person shall rappel or climb rock faces in a provincial park with or without the aid of ropes, anchors or similar equipment except in an area designated by the superintendent for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 11 (1).

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the superintendent may designate an area in which the activity will not harm the environment or wildlife or impede the maintenance of ecological integrity.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 11 (2).

Begging and selling

12. (1) No person shall beg, solicit, canvass or invite subscriptions or contributions, by the erection of signs or otherwise, in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 12 (1).

(2) No person shall sell or offer for sale any article, thing or service in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 12 (2).

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply where the selling or offering for sale is authorized under an agreement made under the Act.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 12 (3).

Occupation of land

13.  (1) No person shall occupy land in a provincial park except under a lease, licence of occupation, land use permit or agreement, or any extension or renewal thereof, or pursuant to a right conferred by a grant of easement.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 13 (1).

(2) No person shall occupy land for non-commercial residential purposes in Algonquin or Rondeau Provincial Park except under a lease granted before July 2, 1954 or a renewal or extension of such a lease that does not extend beyond December 31, 2017.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 13 (2).

Note: On January 1, 2017, subsection 13 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 347/16, s. 1)

(2) No person shall occupy land for non-commercial residential purposes in Algonquin Provincial Park or Rondeau Provincial Park except under a lease, licence of occupation or land use permit that expires on or before,

(a) December 31, 2038, in the case of Algonquin Provincial Park; and

(b) December 31, 2017, in the case of Rondeau Provincial Park. O. Reg. 347/16, s. 1.

(3) A person who occupies land in Algonquin Provincial Park or Rondeau Provincial Park under a lease, licence of occupation or land use permit, in accordance with subsection (2), shall comply with the terms and conditions of the lease, licence of occupation or land use permit. O. Reg. 347/16, s. 1.

Entering and remaining in park

14.  (1) No person shall enter a provincial park except at a designated entry point, no matter what the means of entry.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 14 (1).

(2) No person shall enter or remain in a provincial park after the posted hours of closing time for the park except in accordance with a valid provincial park permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 14 (2).

(3) No person shall enter or remain in a provincial park or an area of a provincial park closed by an officer for the purpose of subsection 8 (1).  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 14 (3); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 4.

Camping in Park

Camp-site and vehicle permits

15. (1) No person shall occupy a camp-site or camp in a provincial park except,

(a) on a camp-site specified on a valid camp-site and vehicle permit; or

(b) on a camp-site in an interior camping zone specified on a valid interior camp-site permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (1).

(2) The superintendent may issue an additional vehicle permit to the holder of a valid camp-site and vehicle permit or interior camp-site permit or the guests of the permit holder if an area designated for the purpose of parking additional motor vehicles is available.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (2).

(3) No person shall park a motor vehicle for which an additional vehicle permit has been issued in a provincial park except in an area designated for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (3).

(4) A camp-site and vehicle permit or an interior camp-site permit is valid from the time it is issued until 2:00 p.m. on the departure date shown on the permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (4).

(5) A person who occupies a camp-site under a camp-site and vehicle permit or interior camp-site permit shall, not later than the expiry of the permit, vacate the camp-site and remove all shelter equipment and other personal property from the camp-site.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (5).

(6) Every person to whom a provincial park permit has been issued shall, on the request of an officer, produce the permit for inspection by the officer.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 15 (6).

Maximum number of nights

16. (1) No person shall camp on an interior camp-site or in an interior camping zone for more than the maximum number of nights specified on the provincial park permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 16 (1).

(2) No person shall camp on a campground camp-site or unserviced camp-site for more than 23 consecutive nights or on an interior camp-site for more than 16 consecutive nights unless,

(a) the camp-site is available;

(b) the superintendent authorizes its continued use on the grounds that no adverse effect to the natural environment will occur as a result; and

(c) a new provincial park permit is obtained.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 16 (2).

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a camp-site in a campground occupied pursuant to an agreement.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 16 (3).

Maximum number of persons

17. (1) No person shall occupy a campground camp-site as part of a camping party of more than six persons unless the party consists of a single family of parents and their children.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 17 (1).

(2) No person shall occupy an interior camp-site or unserviced camp-site as part of a camping party of more than nine persons unless the party consists of a single family of parents and their children.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 17 (2).

(3) Despite subsection (2), the superintendent may designate an interior camp-site or unserviced camp-site for more or less than nine persons based on the carrying capacity of the camp-site and, in that case, no person shall occupy the camp-site as part of a camping party of more than the number of persons specified by the superintendent unless the party consists only of a single family of parents and their children.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 17 (3).

(4) Despite subsections (2) and (3), the maximum number of persons that may occupy an interior camp-site in Frontenac Provincial Park is six, unless the party consists of a single family of parents and their children.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 5.

(5) No camping party shall occupy a group camp-site in excess of the carrying capacity of the site as determined by the superintendent.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 17 (5).

Non-resident camping in non-operating parks

18. (1) A non-resident who is 18 years of age or older shall not camp in a non-operating park unless,

(a) he or she is camping under the authority of a non-resident camping permit;

(b) he or she is using a camping unit rented from a person who carries on business in Ontario;

(c) he or she owns property in Ontario or is the spouse of a person who owns property in Ontario;

(d) he or she is a member or person in charge of a charitable or non-profit group that is camping  with the written authorization of the superintendent, which may be granted if the superintendent is of the opinion that the proof of charitable or non-profit status is sufficient and, in the case of a youth group, there is adequate adult supervision; or

(e) he or she is carrying out duties required by lawful employment in Canada.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 18 (1); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 6.

(2) A non-resident camping permit expires at noon on the day following the date shown on the permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 18 (2).

(3) A non-resident camping in a non-operating park shall, on the request of an officer, produce for inspection his or her non-resident camping permit, camping unit rental agreement or proof that the non-resident is entitled to camp in the non-operating park by virtue of clause (1) (c), (d) or (e).  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 18 (3).

Shelters and trailers 

19. (1) No person shall place or cause to be placed on a campground camp-site or unserviced camp-site more than three pieces of shelter equipment, one dining shelter and one tarp used for shelter.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 19 (1); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 7 (1).

(2) No person shall place or cause to be placed on a campground camp-site or unserviced camp-site more than one tent trailer, travel trailer or self-propelled camping unit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 19 (2); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 7 (2).

Algonquin and Kawartha Highlands, special case

20. Between December 1 and March 31, no person shall camp within 30 metres of the nearest portage or shoreline,

(a) in an area operated for interior camping in Algonquin Provincial Park; or

(b) in Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 8.

Possession of saws and other devices in certain parks

21. (1) No person shall at any time possess a chain saw, power saw, power ice auger, gasoline generator or similar device in an area operated for interior camping in Bon Echo, Frontenac, Killarney or Quetico Provincial Park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 21 (1).

(2) From April 1 to Thanksgiving, no person shall possess a chain saw, power saw, power ice auger, gasoline generator or similar device in an area operated for interior camping in Algonquin Provincial Park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 21 (2).

(3) No person shall at any time use a chain saw or similar device in Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park except,

(a) for emergency purposes;

(b) for the removal of safety hazards; or

(c) with the authorization of the superintendent.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 9.

(4) No person shall at any time possess a gasoline generator or similar device in Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park, except with the authorization of the superintendent.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 9.

Operation of audio device

22. (1) No person shall operate an audio device in an area where operation of such devices is prohibited.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 22 (1).

(2) From April 1 to Thanksgiving, no person shall operate an audio device in Algonquin Provincial Park except on a campground camp-site or on land occupied under a lease or other agreement.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 22 (2); O. Reg. 22/11, s. 10.

Permits for vehicles 

23. (1) No person shall take a motor vehicle, all terrain vehicle, bus, boat or aircraft into a provincial park or possess or operate any of them in a provincial park except under the authority of a valid provincial park permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (1).

(2) Despite subsection (1), the driver of a bus may take it into a provincial park without paying a fee if,

(a) all the passengers are residents of a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 or members of an approved centre under the Elderly Persons Centres Act; and

(b) the driver presents a letter signed by the person in charge of the home or centre requesting free entry for the bus on its arrival at the park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (2); O. Reg. 85/10, s. 1.

(3) A daily vehicle permit expires at the posted hours of closing of the provincial park on the day for which it is issued.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (3).

(4) No person shall park a motor vehicle in a provincial park unless the vehicle displays the permit required by subsection (1) in a manner that clearly shows the permit’s expiry date.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (4).

(5) No person who takes a motor vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, bus, boat or aircraft into a provincial park under the authority of a daily vehicle permit, an annual vehicle permit, an annual bus permit, a summer vehicle permit or a winter vehicle permit shall permit it to remain in the park after the posted closing time for the park on the day it is taken in.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (5).

(6) An unexpired permit issued to authorize the entry of a motor vehicle into the parks administered under the St. Lawrence Parks Commission Act is deemed to be a valid daily vehicle permit for that vehicle for the purposes of this section.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 23 (6).

Assignment and copying of permit prohibited

24. No person shall assign, duplicate or copy a provincial park permit.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 24.

Operation and parking of vehicle

25. (1) No person shall operate a vehicle in a provincial park except on a roadway or other place designated for that purpose.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 25 (1).

(2) No person shall park a vehicle in a provincial park in an area where parking is prohibited or in a position or place that prevents or is likely to prevent free and convenient movement of other vehicles.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 25 (2).

Traffic movement

26. (1) An officer or any person employed in the Ministry at a provincial park may direct traffic in the park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 26 (1).

(2) In case of fire, accident, traffic congestion or other emergency, the person may direct traffic into such channels as are necessary to prevent or relieve congestion or give the right of way.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 26 (2).

(3) Every person shall obey a direction given under this section.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 26 (3).

Unattended vehicles or equipment

27. No person shall leave unattended or permit to be left unattended in a provincial park a vehicle, all-terrain vehicle or boat, a camping unit, or an ice hut, ice shelter or similar equipment except on land occupied,

(a) under a lease, licence of occupation, land use permit or agreement;

(b) under the authority of a provincial park permit in an area operated for the purpose; or

(c) with the written authorization of the superintendent, which may be granted if the superintendent is of the opinion that leaving it unattended will not cause harm to the environment or be a threat to public safety.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 27.

Recreational Equipment

Recreational equipment in certain parks

28. No person shall operate a motorized surfboard, watersled, jet ski, para-sail or similar recreational equipment in Algonquin Provincial Park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 28; O. Reg. 22/11, s. 11.

Waterskiing in Algonquin Park

29. No person shall water ski or engage in other similar activities in Algonquin Provincial Park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 29.

Recreational equipment near swimming area, beach

30. No person shall launch, operate or possess a boat, water ski, sailboard, surfboard or similar thing in any water in a provincial park that is designated as a swimming area or on any part of a beach adjacent to a designated swimming area.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 30.

Power boats

31. (1) No person shall operate a power boat in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 31 (1).

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person may operate a power boat,

(a) in a provincial park named in Column 2 of Schedule 1 in waters named in Column 3 of that Schedule if the conditions set out in that Column are met;

(b) in waters that are partially but not entirely included within the regulated boundary of a provincial park;

(c) in a wilderness class park in accordance with Ontario Regulation 346/07 (Mechanized Travel in Wilderness Parks) made under the Act.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 31 (2).

(3) No person shall moor a power boat overnight in Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park, unless the power boat is moored in the reasonable exercise of the right of navigation.  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 12.

House-boats 

32. (1) No person shall moor or dock a house-boat in waters within a provincial park without a valid provincial park permit, unless the house-boat is moored or docked in the reasonable exercise of the right of navigation.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 32 (1).

(2) No person shall operate a house-boat in Algonquin, Kesagami or Quetico Provincial Park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 32 (2).

Aircraft

33. (1) No person shall land an aircraft in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 33 (1).

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person with a valid aircraft landing authorization issued by the superintendent may land an aircraft,

(a) in a provincial park named in Column 2 of Schedule 2 in an area named in Column 3 of that Schedule if the conditions set out in that Column are met; and

(b) in a wilderness class park in accordance with Ontario Regulation 346/07 (Mechanized Travel in Wilderness Class Parks) made under the Act.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 33 (2).

(3) Revoked:  O. Reg. 22/11, s. 13.

All-terrain vehicles

34. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle in a provincial park except in an area operated by the superintendent for that purpose or in another area pursuant to a written authorization of the superintendent, which may be granted if the superintendent is of the opinion that operating the vehicle will not cause harm to the environment, impede the maintenance of ecological integrity or be a threat to public safety.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 34.

Firearms

35. No person shall use or display a firearm in a provincial park other than,

(a) a peace officer in the lawful execution of his or her duties;

(b) an employee in the Ministry or an agent of the Ministry for the purpose of wildlife management and control;

(c) a person lawfully hunting under the authority of subsection 9 (3) of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997;

(d) a person authorized by the superintendent to use or display a firearm in a provincial park.  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 35.

36. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).  O. Reg. 347/07, s. 36.

SCHEDULE 1
PROVINCIAL PARKS WHERE power boats ARE authorized under SubsECTION 31 (2)

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Provincial Park

Areas where power boat operation permitted and conditions of operation, if any

1.

Abitibi-de Troyes

All waters

2.

Albany River

All waters

3.

Alexander Lake

All waters

4.

Algoma Headwaters

All waters, except Ninegee, Groove, Firetrail, Lance and Nokomis Lakes as well as the northern inlets to Goulais Lake

5.

Algonquin

  (i) On Galeairy or Opeongo Lake

 

 

(ii) On Bonita Lake, Cache Lake, Canoe Lake, Cedar Lake, Kingscote Lake, Kioshkokwi Lake, Lake of Two Rivers, Little Cauchon Lake, Rock Lake, Smoke Lake, Source Lake, Tanamakoon Lake, Tea Lake or Whitefish Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 20 horsepower

 

 

(iii)  On Cauchon Lake, Cauliflower Lake, Grand Lake, Joe Lake, Manitou Lake (formerly called Wilkes Lake) or Madawaska Lake, Lake Travers, Little Joe Lake, North Tea Lake, Radiant Lake, Rain Lake or Tepee Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower

 

 

(iv)  From the day following Labour Day to the last Thursday in June, on Big Crow Lake, Hogan Lake, Lake La Muir, Little Crow Lake, Proulx Lake or White Partridge Lake or the Crow River from Proulx Lake to Little Crow Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding six horsepower

 

 

(v) If the boat is transporting material for the construction and maintenance of leasehold buildings, is involved in servicing utilities or in transporting guests of youth camps or Bartlett Lodge

 

 

(vi)  If the boat is operated by the holder of a trapper’s licence issued under the regulations made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 for the purpose of trapping during the open season

6.

Arrow Lake

All waters

7.

Aubrey Falls

All waters

8.

Barron River

All waters

9.

Big East River

All waters

10.

Biscotasi Lake

All waters

11.

Bisset Creek

All waters

12.

Black Sturgeon

All waters

13.

Blind River

All waters

14.

Brightsand River

All waters

15.

Centennial Lake

All waters

16.

Chapleau-Nemegosenda

All waters

17.

Charleston Lake

All waters except for that part of Charleston Lake known as Slim Bay and Mud Bay and the area demarcated by buoy-line signs in the southwest part of Running Bay

18.

Cranberry Lake

All waters

19.

Daisy Lake Uplands

All waters

20.

Dana-Jowsey Lakes

All waters

21.

Eagle Dogtooth

All waters

22.

East English River

All waters

23.

Englehart River Fine Sand Plain and Waterway

All waters

24.

Esker Lakes

All waters in park addition P1621

25.

Fawn River

All waters

26.

Five Mile Lake

All waters, except for White Bark Lake and Red Bark Lake

27.

French River

All waters

28.

Frontenac

On Big Salmon Lake, if the boat is propelled by an electric motor

29.

Fushimi Lake

Fushimi Lake only

30.

Goulais River

All waters, except the most southerly 12 kilometres of the park from Ice Water Creek to the southern boundary

31.

Grant’s Creek

All waters

32.

Gravel River

All waters

33.

Greenwater

  (i) All waters, if the boat is propelled by an electric motor

 

 

(ii) All waters in park addition P1589

34.

Groundhog River

All waters

35.

Gull River

All waters

36.

Halfway Lake

Halfway Lake only

37.

Ivanhoe

All waters, except Saw Lake, Leah Lake and Hall Lake

38.

Kashabowie

All waters

39.

Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park

All lakes identified as those on which motorboats are permitted in Figure 5: Motorboat Use, in the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park Management Plan, dated October 2008 and available for public inspection at the Ministry of Natural Resources Bancroft District Office or electronically on the Ontario Parks website .

40.

Kettle Lakes

Hughes Lake only

41.

Killarney Lakelands and Headwaters

All waters

42.

Kopka River

All waters within the OLL addition only

43.

LaCloche

All waters

44.

La Motte Lake

All waters

45.

La Verendrye

All waters, except for Granite River from Saganaga Lake to Granite Lake, Maraboeuf Lake, including Cross Bay and Devil’s Elbow, Gneiss Lake, Granite Lake, Clove Lake and Pine River from Clove Lake to Magnetic Lake

46.

Larder River

  (i) All waters

(ii) On Clear Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower

47.

Lake Superior

  (i) On Sand Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower

 

 

(ii) If the boat is operated by the holder of a trapper’s licence issued under the regulations made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 for the purpose of trapping during the open season

48.

Little Abitibi

All waters

49.

Little White River

All waters

50.

Magnetawan River

All waters

51.

Makobe-Grays River

Alexander Lake only

52.

Matinenda

All waters

53.

Missinaibi

All waters except,

 

 

  (i) Little Missinaibi Lake Wilderness Zone – W1 where only tourist outfitters and their clients are permitted

 

 

(ii) Missinaibi River from Quittagene Rapids to Camp 95 bridge on the Missinaibi River from June 15 to August 31

 

 

(iii)  Missinaibi River from Thunder House Falls to Opasatika River from June 15 to August 31

54.

Mississagi

All waters, except Christman Lake

55.

Mississagi Delta

All waters

56.

Mississagi River

All waters

57.

Nagagamisis

Nagagamisis Lake only

58.

Nimoosh

All waters

59.

Noganosh Lake

All waters

60.

North Channel Inshore

All waters

61.

Obabika River

All waters, except Wakimika Lake, Wakimika River Wilderness Zone - W2 and Obabika River - NE4

62.

Obatanga

All waters

63.

Obongo Ottertooth

All waters

64.

Ogoki River

All waters

65.

Ojibway

All waters

66.

Ottoskwin-Attawapiskat River

All waters

67.

Pigeon River

All waters

68.

Pipestone River

All waters

69.

Pokei Lake/White River Wetlands

All waters

70.

Pukaskwa River

All waters

71.

Puzzle Lake

All waters

72.

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands

All waters

73.

Restoule

All waters, except Stormy Lake, Clear Lake and on Restoule River if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower from May 1 to Thanksgiving Monday and not exceeding 40 horsepower from the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving to April 30 of the following year

74.

River Aux Sables

All waters

75.

Ruby Lake

All waters

76.

Rushbrook

All waters

77.

Rushing River

All waters

78.

Samuel de Champlain

On Moore Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower

79.

Sandbar

All waters

80.

Severn River

All waters

81.

Silver Falls

All waters

82.

Sleeping Giant

On Marie Louise Lake, if the boat has an engine rating not exceeding 10 horsepower

83.

Solace

All waters

84.

Spanish River

All waters

85.

Steel River

All waters

86.

St. Raphael

All waters

87.

Sturgeon River

All waters

88.

The Shoals

All waters

89.

Turtle River-White Otter Lake

All waters in park addition P2304 only

90.

Wakami

All waters except Imakaw Lake and Efby Lake

91.

West English River

All waters

92.

West Montreal River

All waters

93.

White Sand River

All waters

94.

Winisk River

All waters

95.

Winnange Lake

All waters

O. Reg. 347/07, Sched. 1; O. Reg. 22/11, s. 14.

SCHEDULE 2
PROVINCIAL PARKS WHERE AIRCRAFT LANDINGS ARE authorized under SubsECTION 33 (2)

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Name of Park

Areas where aircraft are authorized to land

1.

Abitibi-de-Troyes

All

2.

Albany River

All

3.

Algoma Headwaters

All

4.

Arrow Lake

All

5.

Aubinadong/Nushatogaini Rivers

All

6.

Barron River

All

7.

Biscotasi Lake

All

8.

Blind River

All

9.

Brightsand River

All

10.

Chiniguchi

All

11.

Daisy Lake Uplands

All

12.

Dana-Jowsey

All waters in park addition P1577 only

13.

Eagle-Dogtooth

All

14.

Englehart River

All

15.

East English River

All

16.

Esker Lakes

All waters in park addition P1621 only

17.

Fawn River

All

18.

Finlayson Point

All

19.

French River

All

20.

Goulais River

All

21.

Greenwater

All waters in park addition P1589 only

22.

Groundhog River

All

23.

Gull River

All

24

Kashabowie

All

25.

Kawartha Highlands

All

26.

Kenny Forest

All

27.

Killarney Lakelands and Headwaters

All

28.

Kopka River

All

29.

La Verendrye

All, except Granite River from Saganaga Lake to Granite Lake, Maraboeuf Lake, including Cross Bay and Devil’s Elbow, Gneiss Lake, Granite Lake, Clove Lake, Pine River from Clove Lake to Magnetic Lake

30.

Lake of the Woods

All

31.

Larder River

All waters in park addition P1625 only

32.

Little Abitibi

All

33.

Little Current River

All

34.

Little White River

All

35.

Magnetawan River

All

36.

Makobe-Grays River

All

37.

Marten River

All

38.

Matawin River

All

39.

Matinenda

All

40.

Michipicoten Island

Michi Lake only

41.

Missinaibi

  (i) Commercial tourism operators in natural environment and access zones, such as Missinaibi Lake (NE1), Brunswick Lake (NE5), Bells Bay (A10) and on the Missinaibi River downstream of the Thunder House Falls Wilderness Zone (W2), to access hunt camp LUP’s in the fall (NE8)

 

 

(ii) By private operators in Bells Bay

 

 

(iii)  By holders of LUP’s, leases or patents for the purpose of accessing their properties on Missinaibi Lake, Little Missinaibi and Brunswick Lake

 

 

(iv)  In Little Missinaibi Wilderness Zone (W1), by commercial tourism operators to land aircraft to access the site of their LUP

42.

Mississagi River

All

42.1

Nagagamisis

Waters abutting Lots 12 and 36 on Plan M190 deposited in the Land Registry Office for the Land Titles Division of Algoma (No. 1)

43.

Nakina Moraine

All

44.

Noganosh Lake

All

45.

North Channel Inshore

All

46.

Obabika River

All

47.

Obonga-Ottertooth

All

48.

Ogoki River

All

49.

Otoskwin-Attawpiskat River

All

50.

Pipestone

All

51.

Puzzle Lake

All

52.

Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands

All

53.

River Aux Sables

All

54.

Ruby Lake

All

55.

Rushbrook

All

56.

Severn River

All

57.

Silver Falls

All

58.

Slate Islands

All

59.

Solace

All

60.

Spanish River

All

61.

St. Raphael

All

62.

Steel River

All

63.

Sturgeon River

All

64.

St. Raphael

All

65.

Steel River

All

66.

Sturgeon River

All

67.

Temagami River

All

68.

Turtle River-White Otter Lake

All

69.

W.J.B. Greenwood

All

70.

West English River

All

71.

West Montreal River

All

72.

Whitesand

All

73.

Winisk River

All

O. Reg. 347/07, Sched. 2; O. Reg. 113/09, s. 1.