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B.C. Reg. 338/82
O.C. 1489/82
Filed July 30, 1982
effective August 1, 1982

Wildlife Act

Wildlife Act

Commercial Activities Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 198/2013, August 9, 2013]

Point in Time

Contents
 Division 1 — Guides
 1.01 Public liability insurance
 1.02 Offence
 1.03 Repealed
 1.04 Guide outfitter licence with quota
 1.041 Guide outfitter licence term and condition
 1.05 Offence
 1.05.1 Delivery of guide report
 1.06 Royalties
Schedule 1.06
 1.07 Repealed
 1.08 Repealed
 1.09 Repealed
 1.10 Guide outfitter licence fee
Schedule 1.10
 1.11 Offence
 1.12 Fees
 1.13 Repealed
 1.14 Surcharge
 1.15 Repealed
 1.16 Assistant guide licences
 Division 2 — Fur Traders, Taxidermists and Tanners
 2.01 Records to be kept
 2.02 Fees and surcharges
Schedule 2.02
 2.03 Repealed
 2.04 Term of annual licence
 2.04.1 Term of five year trapping licence
 2.05 Offence
 2.06 Licensed fur trader to make return
Schedule 2.06
 2.07 Lynx pelt measurements to be submitted
 2.08 Bear parts prohibitions
 2.09 Trafficking prohibited
 2.10 Exemption
 Division 3 — Trapping and Traplines
 3.01 Interpretation
 3.02 Repealed
 3.03 Repealed
 3.04 Prohibition
Schedule 3.04
 3.05 Examination of traplines
 3.06 Trapping near a dwelling
 3.07 Open seasons
Schedule 3.07
 3.08 Open seasons
Schedule 3.08
 3.08.1 Repealed
 Schedule 3.08.1 Repealed
 3.09 Fur royalty
Schedule 3.09
 3.10 Trapper education course
 3.11 Exemption re helicopter use
 3.12 Repealed
 3.12.1 Exemption re carcasses from motor vehicle collisions
 3.12.2 Exemption — bait for traplines
Schedule 3.12.2
 3.13 Boundaries
 3.14 Abandonment of trapline
 3.15 Use of trapline
 3.16 Compulsory inspection and reporting
 3.17 Trapping on private property
 3.18 Registration of trapline
 3.19 Trapline registration transfer fee
 3.20 Quotas and bag limits
 3.21 Use of nails or spikes
 Division 4
 4.01 Repealed
 Division 5 — Transporters
 5.01 Definitions
 5.02 Transporter licence
 5.03 Eligibility for transporter licence
 5.04 Transporter licence conditions
 5.05 Transporter licence fees
Schedule 5.05
 5.06 Non-renewal of licence: non-use of area
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Division 1 — Guides

Public liability insurance

1.01  A guide outfitter shall carry, in full force and effect, public liability insurance in an amount of not less than $2 000 000 that is

(a) applicable to his guiding business,

(b) in effect at the time of application for an annual licence, and

(c) effective for the term of the annual licence period or for the period for which he has paid an annual fee.

[am. B.C. Regs. 125/90, s. 2 (a); 197/99, s. 1; 25/2005, s. 3.]

Offence

1.02  Where a guide outfitter guides, he commits an offence unless, at the time he

(a) guides, or

(b) employs an assistant guide to guide on his behalf,

he is insured under a policy of public liability insurance as described in section 1.01.

[am. B.C. Reg. 217/2000, s. 1.]

Repealed

1.03  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 125/90, s. 2 (b).]

Guide outfitter licence with quota

1.04  Where a regional manager issues a guide outfitter licence which attaches a quota as a condition of licence, he may specify

(a) species of game and their age, sex, horn or antler classification, and numbers of each class or classification of game that may be harvested,

(b) the area or areas within which the harvest may occur,

(c) the time period within which the game may be harvested, or

(d) the number of hunters or a class of hunters that may hunt a species in a defined time and area.

Guide outfitter licence term and condition

1.041  It is a term and condition of every guide outfitter licence that the holder must not block or damage a road, trail, airstrip or watercourse or other real or personal property while providing services under a guide outfitter licence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 4.]

Offence

1.05  (1) Where a guide outfitter or assistant guide while guiding for big game

(a) guides more than 2 persons at one time, or

(b) fails to accompany a person he is guiding,

he commits an offence.

(2) A guide outfitter commits an offence where he or, with his knowledge, an assistant guide employed by him guides a hunter outside an area authorized by the guide outfitter's licence.

(3) An assistant guide commits an offence where he guides a hunter outside an area authorized by the guide outfitter's licence of his employer.

[am. B.C. Regs. 394/87; 217/2000, s. 2.]

Delivery of guide report

1.05.1  (1) A guide outfitter must deliver to the regional manager, within 30 days after the hunt is concluded, the original of the completed guide report referred to in section 55 (1) of the Act.

(2) A guide outfitter who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 67/2012, s. (b).]

Royalties

1.06  (1) For the purpose of section 69 of the Wildlife Act, royalties shall be submitted to a regional manager, not later than March 31 of the year following the calendar year in which the animals were taken, in the amount provided in Schedule 1.06.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 166/2001, s. 5.]

(3) A guide outfitter is exempt from the application of section 69 of the Wildlife Act in relation to animals taken on or after April 1, 2005 by a resident guided by or on behalf of the guide outfitter.

[en. B.C. Reg.165/91, App. 1, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 23/2001, s. 5; 166/2001, s. 5; 72/2005.]

Schedule 1.06

[en. B.C. Reg. 36/2004, s. 1.]

Royalties

(1) on a mountain sheep $    250.00
(2) on a grizzly bear 1 000.00
(3) on a mountain goat 150.00
(4) on a moose 125.00
(5) on an elk 125.00
(6) on a caribou 125.00
(7) on a cougar 125.00
(8) on a black bear 75.00
(9) on a deer 50.00
(10) on a wolf 50.00

Repealed

1.07  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 125/90, s. 2 (b).]

Repealed

1.08  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. (b).]

Repealed

1.09  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 125/90, s. 2 (b).]

Guide outfitter licence fee

1.10  (1) On application for a guide outfitter licence and for each successive licence year under the licence a person shall pay the fee set out in Schedule 1.10.

(2) A duplicate copy of a guide outfitter licence or assistant guide licence may be issued by an employee of the ministry authorized to issue guide outfitter or assistant guide licences if the holder of the licence has paid the fee set out in Schedule 1.10 and signs a declaration affirming that the licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

[am. B.C. Reg. 217/2000, s. 3 (a) and (b).]

Schedule 1.10

[en. B.C. Reg. 36/2004, s. 2.]

Guide Licence Fees and Surcharges

  Fee Surcharge
(1) guide outfitter licence $450.00 $50.00
(2) assistant guide licence 135.00 15.00
(3) guide outfitter late payment fee 25.00
(4) guide territory transfer fee 500.00
(5) fractional guide area assignment fee *500.00
(6) duplicate guide outfitter licence 10.00
(7) duplicate assistant guide licence 10.00
(8) declaration for a lost, stolen or destroyed guide outfitter or assistant guide licence 10.00
*plus the upset price calculated by the regional manager

Offence

1.11  Where a guide outfitter has not paid his annual fee and after May 31 of that year he

(a) guides, or

(b) employs an assistant guide to guide on his behalf,

he commits an offence.

Fees

1.12  (1) Where a guide outfitter has not paid his annual fee by May 31 of a licence year he shall, when he pays his annual fee, pay the late payment fee set out in Schedule 1.10.

(2) Where a person who has not held a guide outfitter licence applies for a guide outfitter licence he shall pay an application fee in the same amount as the late payment fee.

(3) Where the rights to a guide territory are transferred to a guide outfitter, that person shall pay the fee set out in Schedule 1.10.

(4) For the purpose of section 65 (3) of the Wildlife Act, where the rights to a fractional guide area are assigned to a guide outfitter, that person shall pay the fee set out in Schedule 1.10.

[en. B.C. Reg. 153/83, s. (c); am. B.C. Regs. 124/90, App. 2, s. 1 (d); 339/92, s. 2.]

Repealed

1.13  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 125/90, s. 2 (b).]

Surcharge

1.14  On application for a guide licence or on payment of an annual fee for a guide outfitter licence, a person shall pay the surcharge set out in Schedule 1.10.

Repealed

1.15  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 444/88.]

Assistant guide licences

1.16  The regional manager or the regional manager's designate may issue an assistant guide licence to a person who is 18 years of age or older.

[en. B.C. Reg. 386/2012, s. (b).]

Division 2 — Fur Traders, Taxidermists and Tanners

Records to be kept

2.01  (1) For the purpose of section 71 of the Wildlife Act, a taxidermist, tanner, licensed fur trader, meatcutter or an operator of a cold storage plant must, immediately upon receiving wildlife or wildlife parts, record what was received, whether directly or through an agent, describing

(a) the total number of wildlife or parts of them of each species acquired,

(b) the date of receipt of the wildlife or parts of them,

(c) the name and address of the person from whom wildlife or parts of them were acquired, and

(d) the type of licence or permit, the permit number, assigned trapper number, fur trader licence number or hunter number and date under which the wildlife or part of it was taken.

(2) Section 2.01 (1) (d) does not apply to a person who has purchased fur from a fur trader or person other than the person who killed the animal.

[en. B.C. Reg. 186/90, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 254/92, s. 1; 197/99, s. 2.]

Fees and surcharges

2.02  (1) The fees and surcharges payable for a trapping licence or fur trader's licence shall be those in Schedule 2.02.

(2) A duplicate copy of a licence may be issued if the holder of the licence

(a) completes a statement of loss in the form specified by the director, and

(b) pays the fee set out in Schedule 2.02.

[am. B.C. Regs. 217/2000, s. 4 (a) and (b); 36/2004, s. 3.]

Schedule 2.02

[en. B.C. Reg. 36/2004, s. 4; am. B.C. Reg. 238/2007.]

  Fee $ Surcharge $
(1) for an annual trapping licence 32.00 8.00
(1.1) for a five year trapping licence 160.00 40.00
(2) for a fur trader's licence 90.00 10.00
(3) for a fur trader to trade from a place of business in another Province 400.00
(4) for a duplicate trapping licence 10.00
(5) for a duplicate fur trader's licence 10.00

Repealed

2.03  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 238/2007, s. (b).]

Term of annual licence

2.04  An annual trapping licence, fur trader's licence or fur trader's (transient) licence is valid from and including the later of

(a) July 1 of the year in which it is issued, or

(b) the date on which it is issued

to the following June 30.

[en. B.C. Reg. 238/2007, s. (c).]

Term of five year trapping licence

2.04.1  A five year trapping licence is valid from and including the later of

(a) July 1 of the year in which it is issued, or

(b) the date on which it is issued

to June 30 of the year 5 years after the year in which the licence was issued.

[en. B.C. Reg. 238/2007, s. (d).]

Offence

2.05  Where a person possesses more than one current trapping licence, he commits an offence.

Licensed fur trader to make return

2.06  (1) For the purpose of section 71 (2) (b) of the Act, a licensed fur trader must, for each calendar month, make a full and complete return on the form contained in Schedule 2.06 of all wildlife or wildlife parts that have been received during that calendar month for processing, manufacturing, curing, selling or trading.

(2) A return under this section must be submitted within 30 days after the last day of the month to which the report relates.

(3) A person who contravenes this section commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 273/84, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 254/92, s. 2.]

Schedule 2.06

[en. B.C. Reg. 165/91, App. 1, s. 2.]

Lynx pelt measurements to be submitted

2.07  (1) A licensed fur trader shall measure each lynx pelt acquired by him and shall submit all measurements taken as specified on the form and in the manner authorized by the director.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 191/87, s. 1.]

Bear parts prohibitions

2.08  (1) A person commits an offence by possessing or importing

(a) bear gall bladders, or

(b) bear genitalia that are separate from the carcass or the hide.

(2) A person commits an offence by importing or exporting bear paws that are separate from the carcass or the hide.

(3) A person commits an offence by trafficking in

(a) bear gall bladders,

(b) bear genitalia that are separate from the carcass or the hide, or

(c) bear paws that are separate from the carcass or the hide.

(4) For the purpose of this section, a bear gall bladder includes any part or derivative of a bear gall bladder.

(5) For the purpose of subsection (1) (a), a person does not commit an offence respecting possession of a bear gall bladder if, immediately upon killing a bear and cancelling the species licence, he or she moves the bear carcass with the gall bladder attached from the kill site and, within 48 hours of the kill, guts the bear and disposes of the gall bladder.

[en. B.C. Reg. 197/99, s. 3; am. B.C. Reg. 268/2003, s. 1.]

Trafficking prohibited

2.09  (1) A person commits an offence by trafficking in dead wildlife or a part of wildlife.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person does not commit an offence if the dead wildlife or part of wildlife was disposed of under section 46 of the Financial Administration Act.

(3) Despite subsection (1), a person does not commit an offence if the dead wildlife or part of wildlife was killed lawfully

(a) in British Columbia during an open season under, and in compliance with, the Wildlife Act and regulations under that Act, or

(b) outside of British Columbia and was subsequently brought into British Columbia in a lawful manner.

(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to

(a) trafficking in cast antlers,

(b) wildlife lawfully kept or held under the Game Farm Act or Fur Farm Act,

(c) dead wildlife or part of wildlife that has been processed or manufactured into a product that no longer resembles the original dead wildlife or part of wildlife, or

(d) dead wildlife or a part of wildlife respecting which a permit has been issued under section 2 (p), (x) or (y) of the Permit Regulation, B.C. Reg. 253/2000, if the person who has the right of property or possession in the wildlife or part retains the permit as evidence of that right.

(5) Nothing in this section exempts a person from section 22 of the Wildlife Act or section 2.08.

(6) The burden of proving an entitlement under subsection (2) or (3) is on the person claiming the exemption.

[en. B.C. Reg. 197/99, s. 4; am. B.C. Regs. 217/2000, s. 5; 253/2000, s. (f).]

Exemption

2.10  A person is exempt from section 73 (1) of the Wildlife Act if his or her activity as a furtrader is confined to selling pelts taken by the person as

(a) the holder of a hunting licence, or

(b) a person exempted from holding a hunting licence

to the holder of a fur trader's licence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 217/2000, s. 6.]

Division 3 — Trapping and Traplines

Interpretation

3.01  In this division:

"bait" means anything, including meat, cereal, cultivated crops, a restrained animal or any manufactured product or material, that may attract wildlife, but does not include a decoy;

"compound crossbow" means a crossbow on which the bow string passes through a series of pulleys;

"egg trap" means a holding device set in a manner designed to capture a raccoon by a front paw;

"foot snare" means a snare that is set in a manner designed to capture an animal by the foot or leg;

"killing snare" means a snare that is set in a manner designed to capture an animal by the neck;

"killing trap" means a trap or trapset that is designed to kill an animal;

"leg-hold trap" means a trap or device, other than a snare, which is set in a manner designed to capture the animal for which it is set by the foot or leg;

"management unit" or "M.U." means an area designated as a management unit by B.C. Reg. 64/96, the Management Unit Regulation;

"modified leg-hold trap" means a trap which has

(a) a minimum space of 5 mm between the jaws of the trap when in a closed position, or

(b) manufactured pads of a rubber-like substance fastened to the trap jaws, or

(c) lamination of the trap jaws to increase the surface area of the jaw face;

"Region 1" means the area within M.U.s 1-1 to 1-15;

"Region 2" means the area within M.U.s 2-1 to 2-19;

"Region 3" means the area within M.U.s 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-46;

"Region 4" means the area within M.U.s 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40;

"Region 5" means the area within M.U.s 5-1 to 5-15;

"Region 6" means the area within M.U.s 6-1 to 6-30;

"Region 7" means the area within M.U.s 7-1 to 7-58;

"Region 8" means the area within M.U.s 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26;

"trapping" means the act of setting or placing a trap in an operative condition or killing by the use of a firearm.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 273/84, s. 2, 295/85, s. 1; 247/86, s. 1; 191/87, s. 2; 205/88, s. 1; 175/89, s. 1; 186/90, s. 3; 254/92, s. 3; 192/96, s. 1; 197/99, s. 5; 169/2001, s. 1.]

Repealed

3.02  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 168/90, s. 3.]

Repealed

3.03  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 295/85, s. 2.]

Prohibition

3.04  (1) A person commits an offence where he

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 197/99, s. 6 (a).]

(a.1) uses a solidly fastened leg-hold trap designed to trap wolves if there is more than 60 cm of chain connecting the trap to the place where it is fastened,

(a.2) uses a trap, other than a modified leg-hold trap, to trap wolves in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6 and 5-12 to 5-14 from April 1 to October 14,

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 153/83, s. (f).]

(c) traps beaver, otter, mink or muskrat on land by means of a leg-hold trap, unless the trap is equipped with a submerging device,

(d) uses leg-hold traps that have teeth or other projections on the jaws of the traps,

(e) uses a killing snare on land, unless the snare is

(i)   equipped with a locking device,

(ii)   designed to catch squirrels or species of the family Leporidae, or

(iii)   a mechanically powered killing snare,

(f) traps a wolverine, skunk or squirrel, except by means of a killing trap, killing snare or live box trap,

(g) sets spring poles or running poles unless they are equipped with a killing trap,

(h) uses a trap equipped with a spearing device,

(i) traps a black bear

(i)   except by the use of a rifle, shotgun or bow,

(ii)   with a crossbow (except a compound crossbow) having a pull of less than 68 kg,

(iii)   with a compound crossbow having a pull of less than 45 kg at full draw,

(iv)   with a crossbow having a bolt weighing less than 16.2 g,

(v)   with a bow having a pull of less than 18 kg within the archer's draw length, or

(vi)   with a bow using an arrow with a broadhead less than 2.2 cm at the widest point,

(j) traps a wolf, fox, coyote or bobcat, except by means of a killing trap, killing snare, modified leg-hold trap, live box trap or foot snare,

(j.1) places bait in M.U. 4-1 after March 31 but before December 1 of a kind and in a quantity that could reasonably be expected to attract a wolf or coyote to an area in which a killing snare will be used,

(k) uses a snare made of wire heavier than 20 gauge unless licensed or authorized to trap,

(l) uses a snare made of braided wire, unless licensed or authorized to trap,

(m) uses any Conibear trap larger than #220 for land animal sets within any municipality in Region 2,

(n) traps on private property without the written permission of the owner,

(o) uses a leg-hold trap that is smaller than size No. 1 1/2 or the equivalent for the purpose of trapping muskrats, unless the trap is modified with a minimum weight of 150 grams (5.25 oz.) applied in such a manner as to remain attached to the trap during the course of normal use,

(p) traps a fur bearing animal and if the animal is alive when he checks the trap, he does not immediately release or kill the animal,

(q) traps a raccoon except by means of a killing snare, live box trap or egg trap, or by means of a trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping raccoon as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04,

(r) uses a rat trap unless the bait and trigger are completely covered, with an opening not larger than 4.5 cm wide and 5 cm high,

(s) uses recorded or electronic calls for the purpose of trapping a furbearing animal, other than for trapping wolf, coyote, lynx or bobcat,

(t) traps a beaver by means of a killing trap except for a killing trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04,

(ii)   for trapping beaver as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04, and

(iii)   positioned as listed in Column 2 of Schedule 3.04,

(u) traps a fisher except by means of a live box trap or killing snare, or by means of a trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping fisher as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04,

(v) traps a lynx except by means of a live box trap, killing snare, killing trap, or by means of a trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping lynx as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04,

(w) traps a marten except by means of a live box trap or killing snare, or by means of a trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping marten as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04,

(x) traps a muskrat by means of a killing trap except for a killing trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04,

(ii)   for trapping muskrat as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04, and

(iii)   positioned as listed in Column 2 of Schedule 3.04,

(y) traps an otter by means of a killing trap except for a killing trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping otter as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04, or

(z) traps a weasel except by means of a live box trap, killing snare or killing trap, or by means of a trap

(i)   described in Column 3 of Schedule 3.04, and

(ii)   for trapping weasel as listed in Column 1 of Schedule 3.04.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a person may trap a fur bearing animal by the use of a firearm.

(3) A person commits an offence if he or she traps

(a) with a rifle using

(i)   a full metal jacketed non-expanding bullet, or

(ii)   a tracer, incendiary or explosive bullet,

(b) with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot shell,

(c) a black bear

(i)   by placing bait, or

(ii)   by using a dead animal or a part of it as bait,

(d) a black bear, or a wolf not caught in a trap or snare,

(i)   with a rifle using a rimfire cartridge, or

(ii)   with a shotgun

(A)  less than 20 gauge, or

(B)  using a shot shell loaded with shot smaller than the shot size 1 Buck.

(4) The prohibited hours for trapping wildlife using a firearm are from one hour after sunset on any day until one hour before sunrise of the day following.

(5) Despite subsection (4), a person who holds a trapping licence or a person exempted from holding a trapping licence while trapping on a registered trapline may use a firearm during the prohibited hours to kill a fur bearing animal caught in a trap.

(6) A person who traps wolf, black bear, lynx, bobcat or wolverine with a shotgun loaded with single-projectile ammunition is exempt from section 26 (1) (h) of the Wildlife Act.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 153/83, ss. (f) and (g); 335/83, Sch. D, s. 1; 273/84, s. 4; 295/85, s. 3; 247/86, s. 2; 191/87, s. 3; 205/88, ss. 2, 3; 175/89, s. 2; 202/91, App. 1, ss. 2 and 3; 254/92, s. 4; 291/95, s. 1; 228/98, s. 1; 197/99, s. 6; 217/2000, s. 7; 268/2003, s. 2; 478/2004, s. (a); 223/2005, s. 1; 171/2006, App. s. (a); 170/2007, s. 1; 109/2011, Sch. s. 1; 80/2012, App. 7, s. 1; 198/2013, App. 3, s. 1.]

Schedule 3.04

[en. B.C. Reg. 175/2010, App. 5, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 164/2011; 198/2013, App. 3, s. 2.]

Item Column 1

Species to be trapped
Column 2

Trap Position
Column 3

Trap
1 Beaver Underwater or on land Bélisle Classic 330

Bélisle Super X 280

Bélisle Super X 330

BMI 280 Body Gripper

BMI 330 Body Gripper

Bridger 330

Duke 330

Killing snare

LDL C280

LDL C280 Magnum

LDL C330

LDL C330 Magnum

Rudy 280

Rudy 330

Sauvageau 1000-11F

Sauvageau 2001-8

Sauvageau 2001-11

Sauvageau 2001-12

Species-Specific 330 Dislocator Half Magnum

Species-Specific 440 Dislocator Half Magnum

Submersion sets using limb-holding traps

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330
2 Fisher N/A Bélisle Super X 120

Bélisle Super X 160

Bélisle Super X 220

Koro #2

LDL C160 Magnum

LDL C220 Magnum

Rudy 120 Magnum

Rudy 160 Plus

Rudy 220 Plus

Sauvageau 2001-5

Sauvageau 2001-6

Sauvageau 2001-7

Sauvageau 2001-8
3 Lynx N/A Bélisle Footsnare #6

Bélisle Sélectif

Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 2 coil springs

Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 4 coil springs

Oneida Victor #3 equipped with a minimum of 8 mm thick, non-offset steel jaws, 4 coil springs and an anchoring swivel centre mounted on a base plate
4 Marten N/A Bélisle Super X 120

Bélisle Super X 160

BMI 126 Magnum Body Gripper

Koro #1

LDL B120 Magnum

Northwoods 155

Rudy 120 Magnum

Rudy 160 Plus

Sauvageau 2001-5

Sauvageau 2001-6

Sauvageau C120 Magnum
5 Muskrat On land Bélisle Super X 110

Bélisle Super X 120

Bridger 120

BMI 120

BMI 120 Magnum

BMI 126 Magnum

Duke 120

Killing snare

Koro Muskrat Trap

LDL B120 Magnum

Ouell 4-11-180

Ouell RM

Rudy 110

Rudy 120

Rudy 120 Magnum

Sauvageau 2001-5

Sauvageau C120 "Reverse Bend"

Sauvageau C120 Magnum

Triple M

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 120
6 Muskrat N/A Any jaw type trap (body gripping or leghold) set as a submersion set that exerts clamping force on a muskrat and that maintains a muskrat underwater.
7 Muskrat Underwater Koro Muskrat Trap

submarine cages
7.1 Otter N/A Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280
8 Raccoon N/A Bélisle Classic 220

Bélisle Super X 160

Bélisle Super X 220

Bélisle Super X 280

BMI 160 Body Gripper

BMI 220 Body Gripper

BMI 280 Body Gripper

BMI 280 Magnum Body Gripper

Bridger 160

Bridger 220

Duke 160

Duke 220

Koro #2

LDL C 160

LDL C 220

LDL C 220 Magnum

LDL C280 Magnum

Northwoods 155

Rudy 160

Rudy 160 Plus

Rudy 220

Rudy 220 Plus

Sauvageau 2001-6

Sauvageau 2001-7

Sauvageau 2001-8

Species-Specific 220 Dislocator Half Magnum

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 160

Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220
9 Weasel N/A Bélisle Super X 110

Examination of traplines

3.05  (1) A holder of a licence, permit or other authorization to trap commits an offence by failing to examine

(a) every 72 hours, every holding or non-killing trap, except an egg trap, set by that licence holder,

(b) every 24 hours, every egg trap set by that licence holder, and

(c) every 14 days, every killing trap or killing snare set by that licence holder.

(2) A holder of a licence, permit or other authorization to trap on private property commits an offence unless he examines the holding or non- killing traps he has set on private property at least once every 24 hours.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 273/84 s. 5; 254/92, s. 5; 193/2002, s. 1.]

Trapping near a dwelling

3.06  A person who traps within 200 m of a dwelling commits an offence unless he is using,

(a) if the trap is set on land, a live box trap or egg trap, or

(b) if the trap is set on or in water,

(i)   a Conibear trap not larger than size No. 330, or equivalent,

(ii)   leg-hold traps not larger than size No. 2, or

(iii)   submarine traps.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Reg. 217/2000, s. 8.]

Open seasons

3.07  (1) Subject to section 3.08, the open season for the trapping of each species of furbearing animal in each region is that set out in Schedule 3.07.

(2) Despite subsection (1), there is no open season for a black bear less than 2 years old or any black bear accompanying it.

(3) Despite subsection (1), there is no open season on white or blue (Glacier) colour phases of the black bear.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 247/86, s. 3; 217/2000, s. 9 (a) and (b); 163/2008, App. 4, s. 2; 137/2009, s. 2.]

Schedule 3.07

[en. B.C. Reg. 163/2008, App. 4, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 175/2010, App. 5, s. 2; 80/2012, App. 7, s. 2.]

  Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 8
Beaver Oct. 1 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30
Black Bear No open season No open season Oct. 1 - May 31* Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 15 - May 15* Oct. 1 - May 31* Oct. 1 - May 31 No open season
Bobcat No open season Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 No open season No open season Nov. 15 - Feb. 15
Coyote Oct. 15 - Mar. 31* Sept. 10 - Jun. 15 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31* Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31* Oct. 15 - Mar. 31
Fisher No open season No open season Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* No open season Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* No open season
Fox Oct. 15 - Feb. 28* Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 No open season
Lynx No open season No open season Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Dec. 31 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15
Marten Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 Nov. 1 - Feb. 28* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15
Mink Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 28* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15
Muskrat Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30
River Otter Nov. 15 – Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30* Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 15 - Apr. 30 Oct. 1 - May 31 Oct. 1 - May 31 Nov. 1 - Apr. 15
Raccoon Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31* Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 Oct. 1 - Mar. 31
Skunk Oct. 15 - Feb. 28* Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28 Oct. 15 - Feb. 28
Douglas, Northern Flying and Red Squirrel Nov. 1 - Mar. 15 Nov. 1 - Mar. 15 Nov. 1 - Mar. 15 Nov. 1 - Mar. 15 Nov. 1 - Mar. 15 Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 Nov. 1 - Mar. 15
Weasel No open season Nov. 1 - Feb. 15* Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15 Nov. 1 - Feb. 28* Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 Nov. 1 - Feb. 15
Wolf Nov. 1 - Jun. 30 Sept. 10 - Jun 15* Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31* Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - Mar. 31 Oct. 15 - May 31* Oct. 15 - Mar. 31
Wolverine No open season No open season Nov. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 1 - Feb. 28* Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 No open season

* See Schedule 3.08 for different season dates in part of the region.

Open seasons

3.08  (1) The open season for the trapping of furbearing animals within portions of regions are those set out in Schedule 3.08.

(2) Despite subsection (1), the open season for trapping wolves in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6 and 5-12 to 5-14 from April 1 to October 14 is restricted to private land only.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 247/86, s. 5; 163/2008, App. 4, s. 2; 109/2011, Sch. s. 2.]

Schedule 3.08

[en. B.C. Reg. 223/2005, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 155/2006, s. 2; 170/2007, s. 4; 175/2010, App. 5, s. 3; 109/2011, Sch. s. 3; 80/2012, App. 7, s. 3; 293/2012, App. 4, s. 1.]

Region 1 Coyote No open season in M.U.s 1-1 to 1-13
Fox No open season in M.U.s 1-1 to 1-13
Skunk No open season in M.U.s 1-1 to 1-13
Region 2 River Otter Open season in M.U.s 2-2 to 2-5 and 2-12 to 2-16 is November 15 to February 28
Weasel No open season for long-tailed weasel in M.U.s 2-03, 2-04, 2-06, 2-18 and 2-19
Wolf No open season in M.U.s 2-2 to 2-4, 2-7 to 2-10 and 2-17 to 2-19
Region 3 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 7, s. 3.]
Wolf No open season in M.U.s 3-45 and 3-46
Fisher No open season in M.U.s 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26, 3-34 to 3-37 and, 3-42 to 3-46
Region 4 Wolf (a) Open season in M.U. 4-1 if a person is using a killing snare December 1 to March 31,
  (b) Subject to paragraph (a), there is no closed season for wolves in the East Kootenay Trench below 1 100 m
Coyote Open season in M.U. 4-1 if a person is using a killing snare December 1 to March 31
Region 5 Black Bear Open season in M.U.s 5-2 and 5-15 is October 1 to May 31
Fisher No open season in M.U.s 5-7 to 5-9 and 5-16
Wolf No closed season in M.U.s 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-14
Region 6 Black bear Open season in M.U.s 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14 is October 15 to May 15
Wolverine Open season in M.U.s 6-3, 6-11 and 6-14 is November 1 to February 15
Fisher No open season in M.U.s 6-12 to 6-18, 6-28 to 6-30
Mink Open season in M.U.s 6-3, 6-11 and 6-14 is November 15 to February 15
Weasel No open season in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13
Racoon Open season in M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13 is January 1 to December 31
Region 7 Mink Open season in M.U.s 7-49 to 7-54 is October 15 to February 15
Marten Open season in M.U.s 7-49 to 7-54 is November 1 to March 15
Fisher No open season in M.U.s 7-1 to 7-4
Wolf There is no closed season for wolf in those portions of M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22,

7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 below the 1 100 m elevation
Coyote There is no closed season for coyote in those portions of M.U.s 7-19 to 7-22,

7-31 to 7-36 and 7-42 to 7-58 below the 1 100 m elevation
Black Bear The open season in M.U.s 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-41 is September 15 to May 31
Lynx Open season in M.U.s 7-12 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30 and 7-37 to 7-40 is November 1 to February 15
Region 8   See Schedule 3.07

Repealed

3.08.1  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 186/90, ss. 6 and 7.]

Repealed

Schedule 3.08.1  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 186/90, ss. 6 and 7.]

Fur royalty

3.09  (1) For the purposes of section 73 of the Act, the royalty per pelt or skin is set at 3% of the average price paid at auction in Canada for the pelt or skin of the particular species during the preceding three years, as determined by the director responsible for the wildlife program.

(2) A person who kills a furbearing animal under the authority of a licence to hunt wildlife is exempt from paying a royalty in relation to the pelt or skin of that animal, unless he intends to offer the pelt or skin for sale.

(3) Despite subsection (2), a person who kills a furbearing animal under the authority of a licence to hunt wildlife is exempt from paying a royalty in relation to the pelt or skin if he or she sells the pelt or skin to a licensed fur trader.

[en. B.C. Reg. 454/82; am. B.C. Regs. 217/2000, s. 10 (a); 47/2003, s (a).]

Schedule 3.09

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 47/2003, s. (b).]

Trapper education course

3.10 

(a) A person who traps commits an offence unless that person, since July 1, 1982, has completed a trapper education course approved by the director.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person authorized to trap under

(i)   section 26 (2) of the Act, or

(ii)   the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90.

[en. B.C. Reg. 228/98, s. 5.]

Exemption re helicopter use

3.11  The holder of a licence or permit to trap fur bearing animals or a person who is exempted from holding a licence is, for the purposes of trapping, exempt from the operation of section 27 (2) (b) of the Act, and a person who transports him or fur bearing animals taken by him is, for those purposes, exempt from the operation of section 27 (2) (b).

[en. B.C. Reg. 153/83, s. (h).]

Repealed

3.12  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 340/2005, s. 12.]

Exemption re carcasses from motor vehicle collisions

3.12.1  (1) In this section:

"motor vehicle" includes a locomotive;

"trapper" means a person who

(a) holds a licence or permit to trap fur bearing animals, or

(b) is exempt from holding a licence or permit to trap fur bearing animals.

(2) For the purpose of possessing and transporting any mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose or black bear, or wildlife described in Schedules B and C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90, a trapper is exempt from sections 33 (2) and 37 of the Act if

(a) the wildlife is dead as a result of colliding with a motor vehicle, other than a motor vehicle operated by the trapper,

(b) the meat of the wildlife is unfit for human consumption,

(c) the carcass of the wildlife is to be used only

(i)   by the trapper, and

(ii)   as bait for traps set under the authority of the trapper's licence or licence exemption, and

(d) at the time of possession and transport, the trapper has, on his or her person, the trapper's current trapping licence or proof of the trapper's licence exemption.

(3) A trapper who possesses or transports wildlife under subsection (2) must, within 30 days after taking possession,

(a) complete a report on a form provided for this purpose by the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Recreation and Allocation Branch of the ministry responsible for this regulation,

(b) deliver the completed form to the address shown on the form, and

(c) maintain a copy of the completed form for at least 2 years.

(4) A person who fails to comply with this section commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 442/2004.]

Exemption — bait for traplines

3.12.2  (1) For the purpose of possessing and transporting any wildlife listed in Schedule 3.12.2 or wildlife described in Schedule B or C of the Designation and Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg. 168/90, a licensed trapper or a person exempt from holding a trapping licence is exempt from sections 33 (2) and 37 of the Act if

(a) the wildlife carcass is to be used only

(i)   by the trapper, and

(ii)   as bait for traps set under the authority of the trapper's licence or licence exemption, and

(b) at the time of possession and transport, the trapper has, on his or her person,

(i)   his or her current trapping licence or proof of licence exemption, and

(ii)   a permit issued under section 2 (c) (iii) of the Permit Regulation, B.C. Reg. 253/2000, permitting him or her to trap that wildlife during the closed season.

[en. B.C. Reg. 171/2006, App., s. (b).]

Schedule 3.12.2

[en. B.C. Reg. 171/2006, App., s. (c).]

Common Name Scientific Name
Mammals  
Beaver Castor canadensis
Coyote Canis latrans
Ermine Mustela erminea
Fox Vulpes vulpes
Marmot (except Vancouver Island Marmots) All species of genus Marmota except Marmota vancouverensis
Mink Mustela vison
Mole All species of the family Talpidae
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus
Prairie dog All species of the genus Cynomys
River Otter Lutra canadensis
Squirrel (ground, flying, Douglas, red) Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, Tamiasciurus douglasii, Glaucomys sabrinus, all species of the genus Spermophilus.

Boundaries

3.13  The boundaries of a registered trapline shall be defined by the regional manager.

[en. B.C. Reg. 153/83, s. (h).]

Abandonment of trapline

3.14  (1) No person shall continue to hold a registered trapline unless he or she

(a) renews his or her licence,

(b) carries on active trapping on his or her registered trapline to the satisfaction of the regional manager,

(c) obtains permission from the regional manager to temporarily discontinue the use of his or her registered trapline for a period not exceeding 2 years, or

(d) uses or causes the use of his or her trapline by a licensed trapper or a person exempted from holding a licence.

(2) Where a person fails to comply with subsection (1), the regional manager shall cancel the registration of his or her trapline.

[en. B.C. Reg. 291/95, s. 4.]

Use of trapline

3.15  For section 3.14, a person fails to use his trapline where within a year he fails to take from the trapline

(a) fur bearing animals of a value of $200, or

(b) 50 pelts,

except where it is unreasonable to expect that value of animals or pelts to be harvested from the trapline.

[en. B.C. Reg. 153/83, s. (h).]

Compulsory inspection and reporting

3.16  (1) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills by trapping

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 268/2003, s. 4.]

(b) in Region 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, a wolverine,

(c) in Region 4 or 8, a lynx,

(d) in Region 2, 4, 8 or M.U.s 1-14 to 1-15, a bobcat,

(e) in Region 1, 2 or 4, a wolf, or

(f) in any M.U. when there is an open season for a fisher, a fisher,

unless, within 15 days after the last day of the continuous season in which the fur bearing animal was killed, or before it is exported from the Province, the person reports the killing or taking to an officer.

(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), "reports" means providing the following information:

(a) the date and location of kill;

(b) the type of trap and set used;

(c) the number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed;

(d) the sex and age class of the animal.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person takes or kills by trapping

(a) in Region 1, 2 or 8, a wolverine,

(b) in any M.U. when there is no open season for fisher, a fisher,

(c) in Region 1 or M.U.s 6-12 and 6-13, a weasel, or in M.U.s 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-18 and 2-19, a long tailed weasel, or

(d) in Region 2 or M.U.s 1-14 and 1-15, a lynx,

unless, within 15 days after the last day of the continuous season in which the fur bearing animal was killed, or before it is exported from the Province, the person submits the prescribed parts and information to an officer.

(4) For the purpose of subsection (3), the parts and information to be submitted include the entire carcass of the animal, the pelt and the following information:

(a) the location and date of kill;

(b) the type of trap and set used;

(c) the number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed.

[en. B.C. Reg. 197/99, s. 9; am. B.C. Regs. 193/2002, s. 5; 268/2003, s. 4; 223/2005, s. 4; 170/2007, s. 5.]

Trapping on private property

3.17  (1) A person may trap on private property which is not within the boundaries of a registered trapline area providing

(a) he possesses a valid trapping licence, and

(b) he has obtained the written permission of the property owner.

(2) A person who violates subsection (1) (a) or (b) commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 205/88, s. 8.]

Registration of trapline

3.18  A regional manager may, by public auction or sealed tender from persons who qualify under section 42 of the Act, select the successful applicant for registration of a trapline.

[en. B.C. Reg. 360/89.]

Trapline registration transfer fee

3.19  Where the rights to a registered trapline are transferred to a person or group of persons, that person or group of persons shall pay a transfer fee of $50.00.

[en. B.C. Reg. 124/90, App. 2, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 36/2004, s. 5.]

Quotas and bag limits

3.20  Notwithstanding sections 10 and 11 of the Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 190/84), a licensed trapper commits an offence if, by authority of a trapping licence, he or she takes more than

(a) two black bear in one licence year.

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 80/2012, App. 7, s. 4.]

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 192/96, s. 5.]

[en. B.C. Reg. 214/93, s. 6; am. B.C. Regs. 206/94, s. 6; 192/96, s. 5; 80/2012, App. 7, s. 4.]

Use of nails or spikes

3.21  A person who lawfully sets a trap for furbearing animals under a licence, permit or exemption from the requirement for a licence or permit is authorized to make reasonable use of a nail or spike to secure the trap to any timber in the area in which a trap may be lawfully set by that person.

[en. B.C. Reg. 202/91, App. 1, s. 7.]

Division 4

Repealed

4.01  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 217/2000, s. 11.]

Division 5 — Transporters

Definitions

5.01  In this Division:

"licence activity report" means the form prescribed in Appendix 2;

"transporter" means a person who, for money or other compensation, transports a hunter to, from or between locations so that the hunter can hunt but does not include a person who operates a scheduled commercial flight or a chartered aircraft unless the person also provides ground transportation, accommodation or other ground services to the hunter.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Transporter licence

5.02  (1) A person must not act as a transporter unless the person holds a transporter licence issued under section 15 of the Wildlife Act.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who is licensed as a guide outfitter.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Eligibility for transporter licence

5.03  (1) A person is eligible for a transporter licence only if

(a) the person

(i)   is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada,

(ii)   carries public liability insurance in an amount of not less than $2 million that is

(A)  applicable to the person's transporting business,

(B)  in effect at the time of the application for a transporter licence, and

(C)  effective for the term of the transporter licence,

(iii)   satisfies the director that the person has a good working knowledge of the Wildlife Act and regulations by achieving a passing grade on an examination set by the director for that purpose, and

(iv)   submits to the director a transporter licence application and management plan, in the form and with the information required by the instructions set out in Appendix 1, along with the application fee under Schedule 5.05 (2), and

(b) based on the applicant's application and management plan, the director is satisfied that the person's transporter activities are unlikely to have a significant negative impact on wildlife.

(2) An applicant for a transporter licence must submit the application fee, and the transporter licence application and management plan, required under subsection (1) (a) (iv) at least 3 months before the date the licence is required.

(3) The director need not make a decision on an application submitted under this section for 3 months after the date on which the director is in receipt of the application fee, application and management plan.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Transporter licence conditions

5.04  (1) The following are terms and conditions of every transporter licence:

(a) a holder of a transporter licence must not block or damage a road, trail, airstrip or watercourse or other real or personal property while providing transporter services under a transporter licence;

(b) a holder of a transporter licence must file with the regional manager indicated on the transporter licence, by December 31 of each year, a completed licence activity report setting out the information required by that report form in relation to the holder's transporting activities for the year;

(c) a holder of a transporter licence must maintain the public liability insurance required under section 5.03 for the term of the licence.

(2) The director may make anything set out in the transporter licence application or management plan submitted under section 5.03 a term or condition of the licence issued on the basis of that application and management plan.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Transporter licence fees

5.05  (1) The fee and surcharge payable for a transporter licence are those set out in Schedule 5.05 (1).

(2) A transporter licence fee and surcharge must be paid on or before April 1.

(3) If an applicant for a transporter licence fails to pay the fee and surcharge in the time specified under subsection (2), the holder must pay the late payment fee set out in Schedule 5.05 (3) with the amount required under subsection (2).

(4) A duplicate copy of a transporter licence may be issued if the licence holder

(a) signs a declaration affirming that the licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed, and

(b) pays the fees under Schedule 5.05 (4) and (5) for a duplicate transporter licence and declaration.

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Schedule 5.05

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

    Fee Surcharge
(1) transporter licence — April 1 to March 31 or any portion of that period $450 $50
(2) transporter licence application fee $25
(3) transporter licence late payment fee $25
(4) duplicate transporter licence fee $10
(5) declaration for s. 5.05 (4) (a) $10

Non-renewal of licence: non-use of area

5.06  If the holder of a transporter licence has not applied for a new licence by the expiry date of the licence, the director

(a) must review the transporter's operation, and

(b) after affording the transporter an opportunity to be heard, may advise that the person is not eligible for a transporter licence for the new licence year,

and, if the director so advises, the person is not eligible for a transporter licence for that year whether or not they satisfy the requirements in section 5.03 (1).

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 5.]

Appendix 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 6; am. B.C. Reg. 4/2010, s. 3.]

Transporting Licence Application and Management Plan Form

[section 5.03 (1) (a) (iv)]

Transporting Application

Transporting services may be provided only in defined Transport Areas and when authorized by a valid Transporter Licence issued by the Ministry of Environment.
Please complete this application and prepare a detailed management plan in the form attached and submit them to the WLAP regional office for the area to which your application relates:
Vancouver Island Region

2080 A Labieux Road

Nanaimo BC V6T 6J9
Skeena Region

3726 Alfred Avenue

Bag 5000 Smithers BC V0J 2N0
Lower Mainland Region

2 - 10470 - 152nd Street

Surrey BC V3R 0Y3
Omineca Region

4051 - 18th Avenue

Prince George BC V2N 1B3
Thompson Region

1259 Dalhousie Drive

Kamloops BC V2C 5Z5
Peace Region

400 - 10003 - 110th Avenue

Fort St. John, BC V1J 6M7
Kootenay Region

205 Industrial Road G

Cranbrook BC V1C 7G5
Okanagan Region

102 Industrial Place

Penticton BC V2A 7C8
Cariboo Region

400 - 640 Borland Street

Williams Lake BC V2G 4T1
 
Supplying insufficient information will delay evaluation.
Note:
1. Submission of the application does not entitle the applicant to any rights and is not permission to provide transporting services.
2. More information may be requested from the applicant during the review of this application.
3. WLAP reserves the right to refuse any application.

Management Plan Form

The Management Plan Form, when completed, describes the proposed operation of an applicant for a transporter licence. The purpose of this form is to:

• obtain information detailing an applicant's proposed operation,

• act as a resource document to be used by the ministry to evaluate and adjudicate applications for transporter licences, and

• provide the basis for transporter licence conditions.

If a transporter licence is issued on the basis of the information provided in this form, the completed form becomes part of the transporter licence documentation and the director may use the information to set terms and conditions in the transporter licence. Failure of the licence holder or the licence holder's employees to comply with licence conditions may lead to administrative action or prosecution.

For further information or assistance regarding the completion of this form, please contact the nearest regional office of the Ministry of Environment.

1 This management plan covers the period from ........................... to ...........................

2 Name of transporter licence applicant .................................................................................

3 Contact information (address, phone number) .............................................................................

4 Description of the operation and activities offered (please fill in each field below and attach separate pages as necessary):

(4.1) General description of operation

(a) describe location and setting of operation and types of services and activities offered,

(b) describe applicant's experience as an outdoor operator,

(c) describe key areas of concern respecting environmental impact, and

(d) describe overlap of the applicant's operation with other uses in the area.

(4.2) General Area of Operation Describe and attach a map, 1:250,000 or 1:50,000 scale, setting out the boundary of operations.

(4.3) Specific Areas and Routes of Operations Describe and attach maps, 1:20,000 or 1:50,000 scale, indicating where specific transport activities will occur. Mark all trails and routes to be used by the operation.

(4.4) Site Layout Plans for Intensive Sites (if applicable) Describe intensive use sites here and attach detailed maps, 1:1,000 or 1:5,000 scale, showing the position of all existing and proposed structures, facilities or other improvements to be placed on Crown land.

(Note: all maps must have a north arrow, legend and scale)

(4.5) Facilities (if applicable)

(a) Describe each facility that has at least two permanent structures, excluding pit toilets, and that is the main location or one of the main locations for the applicant's operation ("base facility"). Include an overview of the facility and indicate whether the facility is on private or Crown land and whether the facility is within a Provincial Park. Cross-reference to the attached map information with GPS locations.

(b) Describe each facility that has only one permanent structure, excluding pit toilets, and that the applicant's operation uses for temporary accommodation, storage of supplies or fuel or as an emergency shelter or an improved helicopter landing site ("satellite facilities"). Include an overview of each satellite facility and indicate whether the facility is on private or Crown land and whether it is within a Provincial Park. Cross-reference to the attached map information with GPS locations.

(c) Describe each site that has no permanent improvements or structures and that the applicant's operation uses on a non-exclusive basis for temporary tenting accommodation or the storage of supplies ("tent/spike camps"). Include an overview of each tent/spike camp and indicate whether the camp is on private or Crown land and whether it is within a Provincial Park. Cross-reference to the attached map information with GPS locations.

(4.6) Improvements at Base Facilities and Satellite Facilities (if applicable) List the existing improvements — including, without limiting this, trails, tent sites, cabins, docks, staging areas) Cross-reference to the attached map information with GPS locations.

(4.7) Client access Explain how your clients will access your operation, including modes of transportation and access routes.

5 Planned Improvements (if applicable) Describe the construction, dismantling, maintenance, remediation or clean-up work that will be done at the transporter's base operation and satellite camps and whether timber must be removed for the construction or maintenance. Provide details on the dimensions, construction schedule, and if applicable, sources of potable water and method of waste and sewage disposal.

6 Environmentally Sensitive Areas (if applicable) Describe environmentally sensitive areas, including, without limiting this, riparian areas, streams, water bodies, mineral licks and hot springs and indicate their location on the attached maps. Indicate how* impacts on the natural state of these environmentally sensitive zones will be avoided,

(a) if they are not within 100 metres of facilities, sites or trails associated with the transporter operation, and

(b) if they are within 100 metres of facilities, sites or trails associated with the transporter operation.

(* For example, limits on the type of transporting activity and on the frequency, intensity and duration of activities, and limits on the number of clients per month for a given area or route.)

7 Potential Impacts on Wildlife Describe potential adverse impacts of the operation on sensitive wildlife populations and wildlife habitat in the proposed general area of the operation and how* these impacts will be avoided or mitigated.

(* For example, limits on the type of transporting activity and on the frequency, intensity and duration of activities, and limits on the number of clients per month for a given area or route.)

(Review the Interim Wildlife Guidelines for Commercial Backcountry Recreation in British Columbia: http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/wld/comrec/crecintro.html. Chapter 1 describes how the Interim Wildlife Guidelines are applied to Commercial Recreation operations and provides a generalized approach for operators in addressing wildlife issues on Crown land.)

Attach the information required as outlined in the Interim Guidelines.

Ensure that any information supplied by a qualified professional is appropriately signed and sealed.

8 Summary of First Nations Contact (You must contact each First Nation that has an interest or a potential interest in the area of your application and provide the following in relation to each contact. If there are no First Nations that have a potential interest in the application area and you have confirmed this with the Ministry of Environment, proceed to item (8.2) and then to item 10.)

(8.1) List all of the First Nations that have a potential interest in the application area.

(8.2) Have you confirmed the list with the Ministry of Environment? If so, when and with whom was the confirmation made?

(8.3) Summarize all of the discussions you have undertaken with each First Nation to date, including:

(a) dates and the names of key contacts,

(b) a description of any concerns that the First Nation raised regarding potential impacts that your operation might have on their interests,

(c) a description of any options suggested by either you or the First Nation that would serve to resolve their concerns, and

(d) a description of the nature of any formal agreement reached with a First Nation.

(8.4) Attach copies of correspondence with each First Nation and a copy of any agreement described in item (8.3) (d).

9 Avoiding or Mitigating Impacts on Aboriginal Rights and Title (If applicable, and based on information provided in item 8 (8.3), describe the measures that will be taken to resolve concerns of First Nations relating to their asserted aboriginal rights and title.)

10 Overlaps with existing uses and plans

(10.1) If applicable, identify any overlaps within the proposed general area of the operation with

(a) mineral tenures,

(b) timber tenures and forest use,

(c) land use planning, park use planning or local or regional zoning requirements, and

(d) commercial recreation operations and guide outfitter territories.

(10.2) If your operation overlaps with anything listed under item (10.1), describe how access and activities may have to be coordinated with other users and describe any agreements made with other users to achieve this.

(10.3) If your operation overlaps with a guide outfitter territory, you are required to contact the identified guides to discuss this overlap. If there are concerns regarding the overlap you will be required to work out an agreement with the identified guide outfitters.

(A final decision will be made by the Director as to boundaries for transporter areas.)

11 Hazards and Safety Plan You are required to have a Hazards and Safety Plan that meets or exceeds Workers Compensation Board and approved industry standards.

By signing below, I............................................................................................................[print name]

(a) certify that I have prepared a Hazards and Safety Plan which meets or exceeds Workers Compensation Board and approved industry standards,

(b) acknowledge that my areas of use may overlap with those of existing commercial recreation operators or guide outfitting territories, and that, if so, I must contact these existing operators,

(c) declare that my transporting operation will comply in all respects with this management plan,

(d) declare that the information provided in this form is true and complete, and

(e) request that the director issue a transporting licence for the year .............. in my name.

.................................................................................

signature of applicant

.................................................................................

date signed

Appendix 2

[en. B.C. Reg. 25/2005, s. 7.]

[Provisions of the Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: sections 51, 60, 65 (3), 73 (1) and 108]