Historic canals in Quebec are located in a controlled airspace.

In order to fly a drone over historic canals in Quebec, you must:

  • Obtain the required drone pilot certificate based on your category of drone operation and have the certificate with you at all times when flying a drone.
  • Register your drone with Transport Canada and ensure that it is clearly marked.
  • Obtain authorization from air traffic control, even minutes before take-off, using a NAV Canada application.
  • Respect the privacy rights of others when flying a drone

Operating a drone in a controlled airspace

Refer to Transport Canada regulations to ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements for advanced drone operation.

Operating a drone during authorized events

Operating a drone during events authorized by Parks Canada over all historic canals and waterways in Quebec requires a Special Flight Operations Certificate. To obtain this certificate, follow the instructions on the Transport Canada website.


Reporting an incident

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Report all incidents of unsafe, irresponsible or illegal drone use to Transport Canada.


Additional Information

For more information on drone operation, safety, or obtaining a permit, please visit the Transport Canada website.