Our national historic sites are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.
Breaking the law in a National Park or National Historic Site can result in consequences including evictions or tickets, or in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines. View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations.
If you have any questions please contact the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site Information Centre.
Activity restrictions and special events
Day use areas
Pets and service animals
- Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
- Don’t leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or anywhere else, during your visit to Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.
- Remember to clean up after your pet.
- Service animals are welcome in the company of their handlers. Please keep service animals on a leash or harness during your visit to Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.
Given the legislative provisions in Quebec City prohibiting the use of cannabis in public places, cannabis use is prohibited at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site. For more information on the regulation of cannabis in Parks Canada sites, please visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/cannabis.
Garbage and Litter
Good times in the national historic sites are safer and more rewarding when you Leave No Trace of your visit. A good rule of thumb is to leave “no trace on the place” and “no trace on others’ space”
If you do not possess a permit or special permission to fly your drone in a Parks Canada place, please leave your drone at home. Learn more about our drone usage rules.
Commercial film and photography permits
Pedal assist e-bikes
What does pedal assist mean?
- Power assistance is only provided when the bicycle is being pedalled.
- When pedalling stops, the power assistance also stops.
- The motor can generate a maximum of 500W.
- Power assistance stops when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground.
Please note that e-bikes equipped with an accelerator (a throttle) are not pedal assist e-bikes and can only be ridden on roads.
Electrical bikes (e-bikes) used on Parks Canada’s trails need to respect the following definition
- 1. has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals,
- 2. is designed to travel on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground,
- 3. is capable of being propelled by muscular power only,
- 4. has one or more electric motors which have, singly or in combination, the following characteristics:
- a) it has a total continuous power output rating, measured at the shaft of each motor, of 500 W or less,
- b) power assistance immediately ceases when the muscular power ceases,
- c) it is incapable of providing further assistance when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground,
- 5. is equipped with a safety mechanism that prevents the motor from being engaged before the bicycle attains a speed of 3 km/h.
Smoking and vaping
Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.