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2. IN-WATER AND SHORELINE WORKS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO THE POLICIES

In-water and shoreline works are defined as all work taking place, and all structures built on or over the beds of the Trent–Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal and those at the shoreline, which clearly impact on Parks Canada’s interests.

The following among other things, are considered to be in-water, shoreline works and related activities over which Parks Canada has jurisdiction and include, but are not limited to, installation, repairs & replacements, modifications or additions and annual or sporadic maintenance.

  • Docks and boatlifts
  • Boathouses & boat ports
  • Dredging including the removal or relocation of sunken logs, stumps or rocks
  • Shoreline stabilization
  • Beach creation
  • Inland boatslips and mooring basins
  • Launch ramps
  • Marine railways
  • Waterlines
  • Mooring buoys, swimming buoys, swimming rafts, and water ski courses and ramps
  • In-water and shoreline works in narrow channels
  • In-water and shoreline works in wetlands

All of the above activities require written permission from Parks Canada in accordance with the Historic Canals Regulations and other legislation identified in Appendix A.

Rideau Canal In-Water and Shoreline Work Permit

Application and Instructions 
PDF (51 KB) Word (118 KB)

Trent–Severn Waterway In-Water and Shoreline Work Permit

Application
PDF (87 KB) Word (118 KB)

Instructions
PDF (234 KB) Word (2.3 MB)

The Policies for In-water and Shoreline Works and Related Activities are enforceable under the authority of the Historic Canals Regulations pursuant to the Department of Transport Act.

Failure to comply may result in fines and/or restore orders and removal of unauthorized works.

Provincial and federal legislation regarding water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, floodplains and hazard lands may also apply.


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