Restricted activity: Prohibition on power boats and trailer-launched boats

Issued: March 16, 2017

Ends: May 16, 2019

Pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations:

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:

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:

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

a. On Upper and Middle Waterton Lakes:

i. Sub-surface diving equipment

ii. 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.

b. On Cameron Lake:

i. Motorized watercraft owned and operated by Parks Canada and Ekelund Enterprises.

Why

These restrictions are in place to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native aquatic species.

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