In Canada's national parks and historic sites, the taking-off and landing of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited. 

In Canada, a UAV is considered an aircraft and their use is governed by Transport Canada and regulated under the National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations. These regulations prohibit a person to take-off or land an aircraft in a national park or historic site. 

Anyone wishing to use a UAV at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site must submit a written proposal to lauren.saunders@pc.gc.ca clearly indicating how the intended use of the UAV supports the management of the site. If approved, a Restricted Activity Permit will be issued. 

As per Section 3 (1) of the National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations, the Field Unit Superintendent can issue a Restricted Activity Permit for a UAV for the purpose of (a) natural or cultural resource management and protection related to the administration of the park or site; (b) any other management or control function directly related to the administration of the park or site; (c) public safety; or (d) law enforcement. 

A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) may also be required from Transport Canada for the UAV depending on its weight. 


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