RESTRICTED ACTIVITY: Smoking / Vaping of Cannabis and Tobacco

Issued: October 17, 2018

Smoking/Vaping of Cannabis and Tobacco

WHAT:
Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following activities are prohibited by order of the Superintendent:

  • Smoking or vaping of Cannabis
  • Smoking or vaping of Tobacco


WHERE:

Banff Upper Hot Springs Pool

The closure area encompasses the entire hot springs site and begins at all access points to the hot springs' property which are as follows:

  • The road, sidewalk and walkway that accesses the site from the large parking lot to the south.
  • The pathway that accesses the site from the bus stop area on Mountain Ave.
  • The closure extends to the north of the caretaker's cottage.
  • On the east it extends all the way down to Mountain Ave.
  • On the west in extends above the bathhouse, above the cistern and along the Tufa cliffs that overlook the access road before connecting with the Sulphur Mountain Trail.

WHY: To reduce visitor safety risk, to promote a quality visitor experience and enhance the safety and enjoyment of all public areas at the hot pools.

NOTE: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act.

START DATE: 2018-10-17
END DATE: Until further notice

Approved by: 
Melanie Kwong, 
Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field
For more information: parkscanada.ca/cannabis