RESTRICTED ACTIVITY - Cannabis use in campgrounds
Issued: March 20, 2020
WHAT: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, of the Canada National Parks Act, the following activities are prohibited, by order of the Superintendent:
Consumption of cannabis or cannabis products beyond your campsite.
WHERE: Public areas of all campgrounds in Kootenay National Park including washroom buildings, roads, trails, theatres, cook shelters and inside Parks Canada-provided accommodations (oTENTiks and Equipped Camping tents): Marble Canyon, Crooks Meadows, McLeod Meadows and Redstreak.
WHY: To reduce visitor safety risk, to promote a quality visitor experience and enhance the safety and enjoyment of all public areas in the campgrounds.
PENALTY: Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act: maximum penalty $25 000.
A/Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit