Restricted Area And Activities In The Wrecks Of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site Of Canada

Pursuant to Section 12(1) of the National Historic Parks General Regulations, the Field Unit Superintendent of the Nunavut Field Unit hereby designates entry to and listed activities in the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site as restricted activities requiring written authorization from the Field Unit Superintendent.

These restrictions do not affect the right of access by beneficiaries for harvesting as provided in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA).

Restricted Area

No person shall enter the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada without written authorization from the Field Unit Superintendent, except where a person is a beneficiary accessing the site for harvesting as provided in the NLCA.

Restricted Activities

No person shall conduct the following restricted activities without written authorization from the Field Unit Superintendent:

  1. engaging in activities for the purpose of discovering, surveying or documenting archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value;
  2. engaging in activities that may physically disturb or damage archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value;
  3. removing archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value;
  4. anchoring, except when undertaken by a beneficiary under the NLCA for purposes of harvesting; and
  5. diving, except when undertaken by a beneficiary under the NLCA for purposes of harvesting.

Purpose

The purpose of this Order is to conserve the heritage value of significant archaeological, historical and cultural resources located in the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada.

Penalty

An offence under the Canada National Parks Act by an individual is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000. An offence by a corporation is punishable by a fine of up to $500,000.

Map of Restricted Area and Activities in the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada

For more information, call the Parks Canada office at 867-975-4673