RESTRICTED ACTIVITY: Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV or Drones) in Yoho National Park
Issued: April 01, 2017
What: Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, and notwithstanding Transport Canada Guidelines for operating Unmanned Air Vehicles, the launching, landing, or use of a UAV is prohibited except with written authorization from the Superintendent.
For the purposes of this order, a UAV is any powered device capable of sustained flight, which is controlled remotely or is self-operating, and does not carry passengers. This includes but is not limited to air or balloon drones, aeroplanes, quadcopters, rotorcraft or similar devices.
Where: Throughout Yoho National Park
Why: To reduce disturbance to visitors and wildlife.
Penalty: Violators may be charged under the National Park General Regulations: maximum fine $25,000.
Effective Date: April 1, 2017
A/Superintendent - Lake Louise Yoho Kootenay Field Unit