Restriction on the use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment and water-related gear except to holders of a valid Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Permit.
Issued: May 17, 2022
Ends: May 17, 2026
Restriction on the use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment and waterrelated gear except to holders of a valid Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Permit.
WHAT: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following activity is restricted or prohibited by order of the Superintendent:
All non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment and waterrelated gear that enter park waters must either:
- Undergo a staffed inspection by Parks Canada watercraft inspectors and possess a valid AIS Prevention Inspection Permit; or
- Comply with Clean Drain Dry requirements and possess a valid AIS Prevention Self-Certification Permit.
“Non-motorized watercraft” means: any boat, canoe, kayak,raft, stand-up paddleboard, inflatable, or other type or class
of vessel that is not motorized.
“Fishing equipment” means: fishing rods, tackle, waders, wading boots, gloves, nets, or any other type of fishing equipment that comes into contact with water or animal material.
“Water-related gear” means personal floatation devices, throw bags, water shoes, wetsuits, or any other type of recreational gear that comes in contact with the water.
WHERE: All waterbodies within Banff National Park at all times.
WHY: To prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
PENALTY: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty $25 000.
Start date: 2022-05-20
End date: Until further notice
Francois Masse/Sal Rasheed
Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit/ Superintendent, Banff Field Unit
For more information, call Banff Park Dispatch at 403.762.1470.