National Parks Highway Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1126)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2010-02-02. Previous Versions

 Except as authorized by these Regulations, no person shall ride, drive, lead or back any horse or motor vehicle across or along any sidewalk or boulevard within a park.


  •  (1) No chauffeur shall park a motor vehicle for hire at any place within a park other than a place designated by the superintendent as a taxi or cab stand.

  • (2) A person who operates a motor vehicle for hire shall not solicit passengers on any highway or sidewalk other than a highway or sidewalk at or adjacent to a taxi or cab stand or his place of business.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).


  •  (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle

    • (a) on any highway in Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park or Yoho National Park,

    • (b) on the Icefield Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park,

    • (c) on the Banff-Windermere Highway in Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park, or

    • (d) on any other highway in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park or Kootenay National Park that has been designated by the superintendent by means of a notice prominently posted or displayed on any such highway

    during the period between November 1 to March 31 or any other period during which the highway is covered with snow or ice unless adequate snow tires or tire chains have been installed on the motor vehicle.

    • SOR/90-79, ss. 16, 25(F);
    • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).


[SOR/90-79, s. 17]
  •  (1) No person shall operate an over-snow vehicle in a park unless

    • (a) he has the written permission of the superintendent;

    • (b) the over-snow vehicle is licensed, registered and equipped as required by the laws of the province in which the park is situated;

    • (c) he operates it in accordance with such conditions and in such areas as the superintendent may specify; and

    • (d) that person and any passenger on the over-snow vehicle are wearing the equipment required to operate the over-snow vehicle by the laws of the province in which the park is situated.

  • (2) No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle in a park except for purposes of administration of the park and with the permission of the superintendent.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/90-79, s. 18]

  • SOR/90-79, ss. 18, 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).


 No person shall leave any horse unattended on a highway.

 No person shall, within a park, coast or slide upon any toboggan or sled along or across a highway or public place that has not been set aside by the superintendent for coasting or sliding.

  • SOR/90-79, s. 25(F);
  • SOR/91-375, s. 3(E).