Restricted activity order: non-motorized watercraft and permits

Issued: May 27, 2021

PURSUANT TO SECTION 7 OF THE GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT, USE OF NON-MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT* IS RESTRICTED TO HOLDERS OF A VALID NON-MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT PERMIT.

NON-MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT PERMITS ARE OBTAINED FOLLOWING INSPECTION BY PARKS CANADA STAFF AND ARE VALID WHILE THE WATERCRAFT REMAINS WITHIN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

*Non-motorized watercraft means: any boat or vessel that is not motorized. This includes canoe, kayak, raft, stand up paddle (SUP) board, sail boat, paddle boat, belly boat, drift boat, windsurfing, kite boarding, inflatable watercraft, pedal assist kayaks, catamarans, car toppers, cataraft, and any other amphibious craft.

The watercraft inspection station is located on Alberta Highway 6 near the Waterton River.

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

This restriction is in place to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive non-native aquatic species.