Restricted activity: Notice to boaters

Issued: April 29, 2020

Ends: July 14, 2020

Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, which is stated as follows:

7(1). The superintendent may, where it is necessary for the proper management of the Park to do so, designate certain activities, uses or entry and travel in areas in a Park as restricted or prohibited.

1. The use of a trailer to launch watercraft is PROHIBITED at all times on all watercourses within Waterton Lakes National Park.

2. The use of pedal powered watercraft is PROHIBITED at all times on all watercourses within Waterton Lakes National Park.

“Pedal powered watercraft” means: human-powered watercraft propelled by the action of pedals turning a paddle wheel.

Pursuant to subsection 7.1(2) of the National Parks General Regulations, which is stated as follows: 7.1(2) The superintendent may, where it is necessary for the proper management of the Park, designate the activities other than those referred to in section 7 that may be carried on only by the holder of an authorization for that purpose.

3. Use of a non-motorized watercraft is RESTRICTED to only the holders of a valid Non-Motorized Watercraft Self-Certification Permit.

This restriction applies at all times on all watercourses within Waterton Lakes National Park.

“Non-motorized watercraft” means: any boat, canoe, raft, amphibious craft or other type or class of vessel that is not motorized.

Pursuant to section 21 of the National Parks General Regulations, which is stated as follows:

21. The use on a watercourse of any type of motorized watercraft, water-skiing equipment or subsurface diving equipment is prohibited except as permitted by a sign or notice placed, posted or erected by the superintendent at or near the watercourse.

4. The following is PERMITTED on the following watercourses within Waterton Lakes National Park:

a. On Upper and Middle Waterton Lakes:

i. Motorized watercraft owned and operated by Parks Canada, U.S. National Parks Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Teams and Waterton Inter-nation Shoreline Cruise Company Ltd