5BGeneral Guidelines for National Parks

National Parks of Canada and National Park Reserves of Canada
General Guidelines for National Parks and National Park Reserves

Under the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, the Parks Canada Agency has the authority to administer national parks (listed under Schedule 1 of the Act) and national park reserves (listed under Schedule 2 of the Act) on behalf of the people of Canada and is responsible for granting permission to enter any lands or waters for which it has jurisdiction. Visitor permits and/or business licenses are required before entering the boundaries of all national parks and national park reserves, and other permitting requirements may exist, including for research.

For general information regarding Canada's National Parks and National Park Reserves, please contact the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888, email information@pc.gc.ca, or visit our website at www.parkscanada.gc.ca.

1.National Parks in Nunavut

With the exception of Inuit accessing national parks for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, anyone entering a national park in Nunavut, including all marine areas, requires authorization from Parks Canada. Authorization normally occurs through a visitor use permit, a business licence, or a research permit.

All persons wishing to enter marine areas of national parks in Nunavut must contact local Parks Canada staff and register prior to entering. Additional permit requirements and restrictions may apply.


1.1Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuit accessing the national park for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, persons wishing to enter marine areas within Quttinirpaaq National Park must contact Parks Canada at 1-867-975-4673 or at infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca prior to entering the national park.
The following additional restrictions and prohibitions also apply:

Cruise ship access may only be permitted in Tanquary Fiord; cruise ships are prohibited in all other marine areas.

Private motorized activities are prohibited.

Recreational fishing is prohibited.

Permitting Requirements

Visitor use permits are required for all visitors. A visitor use permit is granted after visitors participate in a mandatory orientation, register and pay the park use fee. To arrange an orientation and obtain a visitor permit, contact Parks Canada in advance of your trip.
In addition to visitor use permits, permits are required for operating a business (guiding, outfitting), filming and commercial photography, landing an aircraft, establishing a cache or base camp, or transporting a firearm through the park. Permit applications may take up to 90 days to be processed. Not all activities are permitted in national parks. For further information, or to apply for one of these permits, contact infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca (May to November) field work and by October 30 for winter and spring (December to April) field work. Contact rechercheparcsnunavut-nunavutparksresearch@pc.gc.ca for details on what is required in research and collection permit applications.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within Quttinirpaaq National Park must be promptly reported to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Quttinirpaaq National Park
Parks Canada
PO Box 278
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: 1-867-975-4673
Fax: 1-867-975-4674
Email: infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca

1.2Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuit accessing the national park for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, persons wishing to enter marine areas within Auyuittuq National Park must contact Parks Canada staff in Pangnirtung at 1-867-473-2500, in Qikiqtarjuaq at 1-867-927-8834, or at infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca prior to entering the national park.
The following additional restrictions and prohibitions also apply:

Private motorized activities are prohibited in all marine areas.

Cruise ships are currently prohibited in fiords located within the national park.
Commercially guided motorized boat access may be permitted within Coronation, Maktak, and North Pangnirtung Fiords.
All marine areas of Coronation and Maktak Fiords are seasonally closed to access in late August or early September for the remainder of the calendar year to enable Inuit to undertake rights-based activities. Closure dates vary from year to year, according to the timing of activities. Contact Parks Canada staff in Qikiqtarjuaq (1-867-927-8834) for details on this closure.

Recreational fishing requires a permit.

Permitting Requirements

Visitor use permits are required for all visitors. A visitor use permit is granted after visitors participate in a mandatory orientation, register and pay the park use fee. To arrange an orientation and obtain a visitor permit, contact Parks Canada in advance of your trip.
In addition to visitor use permits, permits are required for operating a business (guiding, outfitting), filming and commercial photography, landing an aircraft, establishing a cache, base camp, transporting a firearm through the park, or recreational fishing. Permit applications may take up to 90 days to be processed. Not all activities are permitted in national parks. For further information, or to apply for one of these permits, contact infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca.
Permit applications for research and collection activities within park boundaries need to be submitted by February 28 for summer and fall (May to November) field work and by October 30 for winter and spring (December to April) field work. Contact rechercheparcsnunavut-nunavutparksresearch@pc.gc.ca for details on what is required in research and collection permit applications.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within Auyuittuq National Park must be promptly reported to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Auyuittuq National Park
Parks Canada
PO Box 353
Pangnirtung, NU
X0A 0R0
Phone: 1-867-473-2500
Fax: 1-867-473-8612

or

Auyuittuq National Park
Parks Canada
PO Box 122
Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
X0A 0B0
Phone: 1-867-927-8834
Fax: 1-867-927-8454

Email : infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca


1.3Sirmilik National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Sirmilik National Park of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuit accessing the national park for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, persons wishing to enter marine areas within Sirmilik National Park must contact Parks Canada staff at 1-867-899-8092 or at infopnsirmilik-sirmiliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca prior to entering the national park.
The following additional restrictions and prohibitions also apply:

Access to Oliver Sound requires a permit and/or business license

Large vessels (e.g. cruise ships) are prohibited from entering Oliver Sound.

Recreational fishing is prohibited.

Permitting Requirements

Visitor use permits are required for all visitors. A visitor use permit is granted after visitors participate in a mandatory orientation, register and pay the park use fee. To arrange an orientation and obtain a visitor permit, contact Parks Canada staff in advance of your trip.

In addition to visitor use permits, permits are required for operating a business (guiding, outfitting), filming and commercial photography, landing an aircraft, establishing a cache or base camp, or transporting a firearm through the park. Permit applications may take up to 90 days to be processed. Not all activities are permitted in national parks. For further information, or to apply for one of these permits, contact infopnsirmilik-sirmiliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca.
Permit applications for research and collection activities within national park boundaries need to be submitted by February 28 for summer and fall (May to November) field work and by October 30 for winter and spring (December to April field work). Contact rechercheparcsnunavut-nunavutparksresearch@pc.gc.ca for details on what is required in research and collection permit applications.

Additional Recommendations

For access to waters adjacent to Bylot Island, the Canadian Wildlife Service should be contacted because it is responsible for the management of the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which includes a marine component.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within Sirmilik National Park must be promptly reported to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Sirmilik National Park
Parks Canada
PO Box 300
Pond Inlet, NU
X0A 0S0
Phone: 1-867-899-8092
Fax: 1-867-899-8104
Email: infopnsirmilik-sirmiliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca

1.4Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuit accessing the national park for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, persons wishing to enter marine areas within Ukkusiksalik National Park must contact Parks Canada staff at 1-867-462-4500 or at infopnukkusiksalik-ukkusiksaliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca prior to entering the national park.
The following additional restrictions also apply:

Access to Wager Bay requires a permit and/or business license.

Anyone wishing to enter into, use and/or travel through Ukkusiksalik National Park must be accompanied by an authorized bear guard while in the national park.

Permitting Requirements

Visitor use permits are required for all visitors. A visitor use permit is granted after visitors participate in a mandatory orientation, register and pay the park use fee. To arrange an orientation and obtain a visitor permit, contact Parks Canada staff in advance of your trip.
In addition to visitor use permits, permits are required for operating a business (guiding, outfitting), filming and commercial photography, landing an aircraft, establishing a cache or base camp, or transporting a firearm through the park. Permit applications may take up to 90 days to be processed. Not all activities are permitted in national parks. For further information, or to apply for one of these permits, contact infopnukkusiksalik-ukkusiksaliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca
Permit applications for research and collection activities within park boundaries need to be submitted by February 28 for summer and fall (May to November) field work and by October 30 for winter and spring (December to April) field work. Contact rechercheparcsnunavut-nunavutparksresearch@pc.gc.ca for details on what is required in research and collection permit applications.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within Ukkusiksalik National Park should be promptly reported to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Ukkusiksalik National Park
Parks Canada
P.O. Box 220
Naujaat, NU
X0C 0H0
Phone: 1-867-462-4500
Fax: 1-867-462-4095
Email: infopnukkusiksalik-ukkusiksaliknpinfo@pc.gc.ca

1.5Qausuittuq National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Qausuittuq National Park of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuit accessing the national park for rights-based activities under the Nunavut Agreement, persons wishing to enter marine areas within Qausuittuq National Park must contact Parks Canada staff at 1-(867-252-3000) or at infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca prior to entering the national park.
The following additional restrictions also apply:

Access to May and Young Inlets requires a permit and/or business license.

Permitting Requirements

Visitor use permits are required for all visitors. A visitor use permit is granted after visitors participate in a mandatory orientation, register and pay the park use fee. To arrange an orientation and obtain a visitor permit, contact Parks Canada staff in advance of your trip.
In addition to visitor use permits, permits are required for operating a business (guiding, outfitting), filming and commercial photography, landing an aircraft, establishing a cache or base camp, or transporting a firearm through the park. Permit applications may take up to 90 days to be processed. Not all activities are permitted in national parks. For further information, or to apply for one of these permits, please contact infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca
Permit applications for research and collection activities within park boundaries need to be submitted by February 28 for summer and fall (May to November) field work and by October 30 for winter and spring (December to April) field work. Contact rechercheparcsnunavut-nunavutparksresearch@pc.gc.ca for details on what is required in research and collection permit applications.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within Qausuittuq National Park should be promptly reported to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Qausuittuq National Park
Parks Canada
PO Box 123
Resolute Bay , NU, X0A 0V0
Phone: 1-867-252-3000
Email: infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca

2.Coastal National Parks in Eastern Canada

2.1Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Coordinates marking boundary segments passing through open water are given in the table below. These locations are approximate since sand can shift from year to year and during extreme weather events.

ID

Longitude

Latitude

1

64º 54' 35" W

46º 50' 22" N

2

64º 54' 27" W

46º 49' 46" N

3

64º 51' 48" W

46º 46' 16" N

4

64º 51' 16" W

46º 45' 44" N

5

64º 48' 05" W

46º 42' 58" N

6

64º 49' 23" W

46º 42' 54" N

Two wharves operate within Kouchibouguac National Park for the purpose of supporting commercial fishing operations as well as recreational boating.

Coordinates of the wharves are:

ID

Name / Nom

Longitude

Latitude

A

Loggiecroft

64° 55' 48" W

46° 49' 57" N

B

Cap-St-Louis

64° 54' 45" W

46° 46' 02" N

Mariners are advised of the possibility of remnant wharf piles near the surface of the water in two areas of the park. Their depth and visibility varies with the tides and turbidity of the water. Navigate with extreme caution in these areas.

Coordinates of these hazards are :

ID

Name / Nom

Longitude

Latitude

i

St-Olivier

64° 54' 42 W"

46° 46' 17 N"

ii

Arsène

64° 57' 21 W"

46° 50' 46 N"

Notes:

Boundary of outward (or easterly) edge of sand beaches can change from year to year and with extreme weather events which cause sand to shift.
Navigable water channels on the Kouchibouguac River from Loggiecroft Wharf to the Northumberland Strait and on the Kouchibouguacis River from the westerly park boundary to the Northumberland Strait, including the wharf at Cap-St-Louis, are marked from April 20 to October 30 subject to ice conditions and fishing seasons.
Coordinates are derived using the NAD83 datum.

Restrictions

Personal watercrafts (“Jet skis”) are prohibited in all park waters at all times.
Night-time boating is only permitted within marked channels on the Kouchibouguac and Kouchibouguacis rivers.

Overnight anchoring (mooring) of boats is prohibited outside the authorized limits of the wharves.

Please respect the marked “closed” and “study” zones of the park, where important nesting sites and sensitive ecological areas are located.

Contact Information

Kouchibouguac National Park
Parks Canada
186, Route 117
Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
E4X 2P1
Phone: 506-876-2443
Fax: 506-876-4802
Email: kouchibouguac@pc.gc.ca

3.National Parks in Central Canada

3.1Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Thousand Islands National Park


Thousand Islands National Park Map A

Thousand Islands National Park consists of several ecologically important mainland properties and more than 20 islands between Kingston and Brockville.
Established in 1904 as the first Canadian national park east of the Rockies, Thousand Islands celebrated its centennial in 2004. The park islands and mainland properties are protected under the Canada National Park Act (S.C. 2000, c.32).

Restrictions

Thousand Islands manages sixty-two water lots along the park’s shoreline (see Map A above). Most water lots have public access docks or mooring cans which require permits for daily or overnight use. The water lot in front of Central Grenadier Island contains a quiet zone marked by water spars.

Contact

To purchase permits or for further questions concerning Thousand Islands National Park, contact us at:

Thousand Islands National Park
Parks Canada
2 County Rd 5
Mallorytown, ON
K0E 1R0
Phone: 613-923-5261
Email: pnmille-iles-thousandislandsnp@pc.gc.ca
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/1000

3.2Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada

Coordinates

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada

Georgian Bay Islands National Park is made up of 48 islands that are strewn along 50 km of eastern Georgian Bay from Honey Harbour to Twelve Mile Bay and are part of the world famous 30,000 Islands. Beausoleil Island is the largest park island and is the hub for activities.
Established in 1929, Georgian Bay Islands National Park straddles an area of St. Lawrence lowlands and pure Canadian Shield and forms a core part of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. The park islands are protected under the Canada National Park Act (S.C. 2000, c.32).

Restrictions

Georgian Bay Islands manages several water lots along the park’s shoreline (see map above). Several water lots have public access docks which require mooring permits.
The water lot in front of Cedar Spring contains a quiet zone marked by water spars and a designated swimming area. The Tobey dock within this water lot is also monitored for length of stay restrictions.

Contact

To purchase permits or for further questions concerning Georgian Bay Islands National Park, contact us at:

Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Parks Canada
901 Wye Valley Rd, Box 9
Midland, ON
L4R 4K6
Phone: 705-527-7200
Fax: 705-526-5939
Email: info.gbi-ibg@pc.gc.ca
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/georg


4National Parks in Yukon

4.1Ivvavik National Park of Canada

With the exception of Inuvialuit to whom the Inuvialuit Final Agreement applies, anyone entering Ivvavik National Park (including all marine areas) requires authorization from Parks Canada. Authorization normally occurs through a visitor use permit and/or a business licence. All vessels wishing to enter marine areas of Ivvavik National Park must contact the Parks Canada office in Inuvik, NT, and register prior to entering. Additional permit requirements and restrictions may apply.

Ivvavik National includes all shoals, islands, sandbars and spits that may be periodically exposed at low tide within 3.5 kilometres of the shore and all islands, sandbars and spits lying within Phillips Bay, but not including Herschel Island and its sandbars spits and immediately adjoining islets.

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuvialuit who have the free and unrestricted right of access to the national park for the purpose of harvesting, all vessels wishing to enter marine areas or land a vessel within Ivvavik National Park must contact the park office (867-777-8800) prior to entering the park.

Permitting Requirements

For information on obtaining a permit for any of the activities listed below, please contact the Parks Canada office in Inuvik by phone at 867-777-8800 or email at infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca. Please note that some permit applications are subject to external impact assessment processes and it may take up to four (4) months to issue a permit. Permits are required in advance for the following activities:

Visitor Use Permits - All day use, overnight, and multi-day trips;
Military exercises - All personnel and equipment operating on behalf of any Canadian or foreign armed forces for the purposes of training, or entry and travel by any means;
Fuel caching - Storage of petroleum-based fuel in any location for future use;
Food caching - Storage of food stuffs in any location for future use;

Filming or photography for commercial purposes - Filming and photography activities conducted where the photographer:

1)is working to fulfill a commercial contract (including stock agencies);
2)is salaried for the purpose; or

3)Requires special permission or assistance from Parks Canada to access areas or resources (including Parks Canada staff);

Use of drones/UAVs;
Research and collection – Including all natural science, social science, and archaeological research and collection;
Fishing – an Ivvavik National Park Fishing Permit is required, daily catch and possession limit for Dolly Varden is reduced to 1, the aggregate daily catch and possession limit for all species is reduced to 3, and several inland lakes and rivers are closed to all fishing; and

Transporting a firearm through the Park.

Reporting of Incidents

Please report all all incidents, including those relating to wildlife, safety, spills and violations occurring within Ivvavik National Park promptly to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Ivvavik National Park
Parks Canada
81 Kingmingya Road
P.O. Box 1840
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Canada X0E 0T0
Phone: 867-777-8800
Fax: 867-777-8820
Email: infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/yt/ivvavik

5National Parks in Northwest Territories

5.1Aulavik National Park of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuvialuit who have the free and unrestricted right of access to the national park for the purpose of harvesting, all vessels wishing to enter marine areas or land a vessel within Aulavik National Park must contact the park office in Inuvik (867-777-8800) prior to entering the park.

Permitting Requirements

For information on obtaining a permit for any of the activities listed below, please contact the Parks Canada office in Inuvik by phone at 867-777-8800 or email at infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca. Please note that some permit applications are subject to external impact assessment processes and it may take up to four (4) months to issue a permit. Permits are required in advance for the following activities:

Visitor Use Permits - All day use, overnight, and multi-day trips;
Military exercises - All personnel and equipment operating on behalf of any Canadian or foreign armed forces for the purposes of training, or entry and travel by any means;
Fuel caching - Storage of petroleum-based fuel in any location for future use;
Food caching - Storage of food stuffs in any location for future use;

Filming or photography for commercial purposes - Filming and photography activities conducted where the photographer:

1)is working to fulfill a commercial contract (including stock agencies);
2)is salaried for the purpose; or

3)Requires special permission or assistance from Parks Canada to access areas or resources (including Parks Canada staff);

Use of drones/UAVs;
Research and collection – Including all natural science, social science, and archaeological research and collection;
Fishing – an Aulavik National Park Fishing Permit is required, and the aggregate daily catch and possession limit for all species is reduced to 1; and

Transporting a firearm through the Park.

Reporting of Incidents

Please report all all incidents, including those relating to wildlife, safety, spills and violations, occurring within Aulavik National Park promptly to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Aulavik National Park
Parks Canada
81 Kingmingya Road
P.O. Box 1840
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Canada X0E 0T0
Phone: 867-777-8800
Fax: 867-777-8820
Email: infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca
Web: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nt/aulavik

5.2Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve of Canada

Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve protects about 14,000 km2 of land and water on the east arm of Great Slave Lake and includes nationally significant boreal forest, freshwater and tundra ecosystems. This is a culturally rich area, including traditional and present-day hunting, fishing, gathering and spiritual areas used by Indigenous peoples. The National Park Reserve is part of the Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area. The Park’s management is shared between Parks Canada and Indigenous Governments: Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation, Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Deninu K’ue First Nation and Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

Restrictions

The following activities are restricted or prohibited in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve:

Collection of rocks, plants and other natural objects - Visitors may harvest berries, medicinal and healing plants, and wood for campfires and temporary shelters, but must not remove other objects;
Historic and pre-historic resources - Disturbing or collecting cultural or historic structures, resources and artifacts is illegal. Visitors are asked to report any cultural artifacts and their location;
Hunting - Only traditional harvesters, lease holders (possessing a NWT hunting licence (small game only)), or holders of a Special Harvester Licence are allowed to hunt;

Firearms - Visitors are permitted to carry firearms for defense against wildlife (firearms are not allowed for defense in all national parks);

Permitting Requirements

Visitors who are applying for a film permit, research and collection permit or a business licence, should ensure that they submit an application early. These permits and licences are reviewed with the management board, and depending on the permit/licence, the review may require a preliminary screening under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. Please contact the Parks Canada office in Yellowknife, NT, or by emailing thaidene.nene@pc.gc.ca for permits and additional information.

Visitor registration - All visitors must register before arrival (there is no fee);
Fishing - A Parks Canada fishing permit is required, and NWT catch limits apply in the Park Reserve (NWT fishing permits are NOT valid within the park reserve, and the terms and conditions of a Parks Canada fishing permit are available online);
Harvesting berries and plants Visitors are allowed to pick berries and gather medicinal and healing plants in the Park Reserve for personal use (harvesting berries and plants is not allowed in most other national parks);
Cutting and gathering wood - Visitors can cut and collect wood for personal campfires and temporary shelters (cutting and collecting wood is not allowed in most other national parks;.
Use of drones/UAVs - requires a special permit, unauthorized use is illegal;
Dogs - Visitors must keep dogs and other pets under physical control at all times, not leave pets unattended, and clean up after their pet(s);
Snowmobiles - Visitors are allowed to travel by snowmobile without a permit;
Film permits - A film permit is required for anyone taking pictures or video footage for commercial reasons (e.g., film production, photography contract, or intending to sell images, or providing images to expedition sponsors);
Aircraft - Take-offs and landings require a Parks Canada aircraft access permit (and a business license is also required for all charters and flightseeing companies), seasonal permits are available at no charge;
Guided outfitting and business licenses - Commercial and non-profit organizations require a business licence (including any trade, industry, employment, occupation, activity or special event carried on in the National Park Reserve, for profit, gain, fundraising or commercial promotion, and includes an undertaking carried on in a park by a charitable organization, or by an organization or individual on a non-profit basis);
Fuel caching - A fuel caching permit is required to store fuel at the Reliance fuel cache (permits are available at no charge); and

Research and collection - All research and collection (including all natural science, social science, and archaeological research and collection) requires a permit.

Reporting of Incidents

Report all incidents, including those relating to wildlife, safety, spills and violations, to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve
Parks Canada
Box 1166, Yellowknife Main PO,
Yellowknife NT
Canada X1A 1C0
Tel: 867-766-8460
Email: thaidene.nene@pc.gc.ca
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nt/thaidene-nene

6.National Historic Sites of Canada

General Guidelines for National Historic Sites

Under the Canada National Parks Act, S.C., 2000, c. 32, the Parks Canada Agency has the authority to manage national historic sites under its administration on behalf of the people of Canada and is responsible for granting permission to enter any lands or waters for which it has jurisdiction. Visitor permits and/or business licenses may be required to enter a national historic site, and other permitting requirements may exist.
For general information regarding Canada's National Historic Sites, please contact the Parks Canada National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca, or visit our website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca.

6.1Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada

In 1992, the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were designated as a national historic site under the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4, despite the locations of both wrecks being unknown at that time. The wrecks were designated for their direct association with Sir John Franklin’s last expedition. In September 2014, an expedition led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus. Two years later, the wreck of HMS Terror was located.
In April 2015, a 10 km by 10 km area of seabed surrounding HMS Erebus was added to the National Historic Sites of Canada Order, C.R.C., c. 1112. In 2017, the site of HMS Terror was added, comprising a protected area measuring 57.8 km2 (approximately 6 km by 10 km). The sites now benefit from legal protection under the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32 and relevant regulations, which prohibit the removal of artifacts and allow for control of access and activities that may damage the wrecks. This is the 168th national historic site administered by Parks Canada and the first in Nunavut to be co-managed with Inuit.

Coordinates

HMS Erebus Component

HMS Terror Component

Restrictions and Permitting Requirements

1.No person shall enter the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada without written authorization from the Field Unit Superintendent, except where a person is an Inuk accessing the site for harvesting as provided in the Nunavut Agreement (NA). Cruise ships and other vessels are currently not allowed in the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada unless authorized by the Field Unit Superintendent.

Anyone wishing to enter the national historic site for official reasons (e.g., other government departments) should contact Parks Canada at least 60 days in advance of their trip.

2.No person shall conduct the following restricted activities without written authorization from the Field Unit Superintendent:

a.engaging in activities for the purpose of discovering, surveying or documenting archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value; 
b.engaging in activities that may physically disturb or damage archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value;
c.removing archaeological, historical or cultural resources, including wreck that has heritage value;
d.anchoring, except when undertaken by an Inuk under the NA for purposes of harvesting; and
e.diving, except when undertaken by an Inuk under the NA for purposes of harvesting.

Reporting of Incidents

All incidents occurring within the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada must be promptly reported to the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre in Iqaluit using the available Canadian Coast Guard marine radio channel or by calling 1-867-979-5269.

Contact Information

Nunavut Field Unit
Parks Canada
PO Box 278
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-4673
Fax: 867-975-4674
Email: infonunavut-nunavutinfo@pc.gc.ca

6.2Pingo Canadian Landmark National Historic Site of Canada

Restrictions

With the exception of Inuvialuit who have the free and unrestricted right of access to the national park for the purpose of harvesting, all vessels wishing to enter marine areas or land a vessel within Pingo Canadian Landmark, must contact the park office in Inuvik (867-777-8800) prior to entering National Historic Site.
The following activities are prohibited in the Pingo Canadian Landmark National Historic Site:

Off road vehicles - Recreational use of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes anywhere within the Pingo Canadian Landmark, at any time of the year.

Snowmobiles - Anywhere within the Pingo Canadian Landmark between April 15th and October 31st, and at any time of year on the actual pingos (from base upwards toward summit).

Hiking on the actual pingos - From base upwards toward summit, between April 15th and October 31st.

Permitting Requirements

For information on obtaining a permit for any of the activities listed below, please contact the Parks Canada office in Inuvik by telephone at 867-777-8800 or by email at infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca. Please note that some permit applications are subject to external impact assessment processes and it may take up to 4 months to issue a permit. Permits are required in advance for the following activities:

Military exercises - All personnel and equipment operating on behalf of any Canadian or foreign armed forces for the purposes of training, or entry and travel by any means;
Fuel caching - Storage of petroleum-based fuel in any location for future use;
Non-Inuvialuit business activities and special events - Activities conducted by non-Inuvialuit businesses (for example cruise ship visitation);

Filming or photography for commercial purposes - Filming and photography activities conducted where the photographer:

1)is working to fulfill a commercial contract (including stock agencies);
2)is salaried for the purpose; or

3)Requires special permission or assistance from Parks Canada to access areas or resources (including Parks Canada staff);

Use of drones/UAVs; and

Transporting a firearm – on or through the National Historic Site.

Reporting of Incidents

Please report all all incidents, including those relating to wildlife, safety, spills and violations, occurring within the Pingo Canadian Landmark Park promptly to Parks Canada by calling 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100.

Contact Information

Pingo Canadian Landmark National Historic Site
Parks Canada
81 Kingmingya Road
P.O. Box 1840
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Canada X0E 0T0
Phone: 867-777-8800
Fax: 867-777-8820
Email: infoinuvik-inuvikinfo@pc.gc.ca
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nt/pingo

Authority: Parks Canada

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