RESTRICTED ACTIVITY - Cannabis use in campgrounds

Issued: May 21, 2019

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.

Approved by 

Rick Kubian

A/Superintendent, Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit

 

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