The world-class scenery of Kootenay and Yoho National Parks make an outstanding location for your wedding ceremony.
Kootenay/Yoho National Park Application Form
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While in the national park boundaries there are special conditions associated with having a wedding ceremony. Organizers must complete a registration form to ensure their awareness of these special conditions. Parks Canada appreciates your support in helping to ensure the long-term conservation of the national park’s resources for future visitors and all Canadians.
Reservation or exclusive use of a designated area for wedding ceremonies is not permitted. The details collected above are obtained for internal use only.
This form is to mailed to: PO Box 213 Lake Louise, Alberta, T0L 1E0, faxed to 403-522-1212 or delivered to the Lake Louise Visitor Center, 202 Village Rd. For information call: 403 522-3833.
Conditions for Wedding Ceremonies
To minimize impact on the ceremony location and on other visitors Parks Canada recommends that you:
- Keep vehicular traffic to a minimum (use carpooling or group transportation).
- Limit the number of participants attending the ceremony to a maximum of 20 people.
- Opt for quiet music such as a guitar, flute or harp which are permitted. No gas-powered generators, excessive noise, unruly behavior, loud music or P.A. systems are allowed.
All activities and events within national parks are subject to the Canada National Park Act, aimed at conserving the national resources of the park while providing opportunities for visitors to connect with nature.
- The park is a public place; therefore exclusive rights to an area are not permitted. Areas cannot be cordoned off for personal use.
- Wedding participants are required to comply with National Park Regulations at all times.
- All participants must possess a valid national park entry pass.
- Wedding participants must not disturb the park’s natural and cultural resources (ie: no picking or disturbance of flower beds, setting up of chairs or removal of trees or branches).
- No confetti or rice may be thrown, and a thorough clean up of the site is required immediately after the event.
- The event must comply with the Gaming & Liquor Control and Licensing Act of British Columbia. Law prohibits open alcohol in public places.
- Wedding parties using shelters should be aware that day use areas close at 2300 hours.
- The organizer accepts full responsibility for any incidents, and/or costs of clean up or site rehabilitation resulting from the event.