B.C. Reg. 180/90
O.C. 867/90
Deposited June 8, 1990
effective August 1, 1990

Park Act

Park, Conservancy and

Recreation Area 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. 112/2010, May 1, 2010]

Point in Time

Schedules D to J

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 62/99, s. 4.]

Schedule K

[en. B.C. Reg. 437/2004, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 25/2005, Sch. s. 2; 215/2006, Sch. s. 13; 112/2010, s. 10.]

Fees for Park Use Permits and Resource Use Permits

(Section 53)

Tax imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada) applies to all fees in this schedule but is not included in the listed amounts.

Part 1 — Application Fees for Park Use Permits and Resource Use Permits

    Column 1 Column 2
    Use applied for Fee payable by applicant

1   Commercial recreation, one year or longer term — minor/low

impact, non-motorized use; multiple trips
$250
2   Commercial recreation, less than one year term — minor/low

impact, non-motorized use; single or multiple trips
Actual costs based on $50/hour staff time,

with a 2-hour minimum and $250 maximum
3   Commercial services, general — vendors and client services

including: equipment rentals, food concessions and provision

of access transportation
$250
4   Commercial recreation, motorized — major/high impact: heli-ski

operations, use of tracked vehicles, helicopters to guide ski excursions,

boat tours
$3 300
5   Minor ski areas — compact/small, minimal use of mechanized lifts,

moderate impact
$1 000
6   Major resorts — alpine ski facilities with multiple mechanized lifts,

lodges, resorts or tourism developments
Actual costs based on $50/hour staff time or

$3 300, whichever is greater
7   Communication sites — transmission/receiving structures; radio,

microwave, repeater, satellite, cellular phones
$1 000
8   Roadways — public $250
9   Roadways — industrial or private access $1 000
10   Rights-of-way (utilities) less than 25 km long — including hydro

lines, gas, fibre optics, oil, water
$1 000
11   Rights-of-way (utilities) longer than 25 km — including hydro

lines, gas, fibre optics, oil, water
Actual costs based on $50/hour staff time or

$1 000, whichever is greater
12   Agriculture or grazing $250
13   Residential — institutional or community use of private or

Crown-owned structures, with or without adjacent area;

cottages, cabins, huts
$250
14   Non-profit organizations — use of private or Crown-owned

structures; with or without adjacent area
$250
15   Private moorage — foreshore facilities; docks, wharves $250
16   Aquaculture — shellfish, molluscs, finfish $4 925
17   Quarrying — rock or aggregate removal $1 000
18   Log handling — log storage, log sorts $1 000
19   Alternative power projects — includes water and wind power $3 300
20   Energy and mining $500
21   Film production $500

Part 2 — Administration Fees for Park Use Permits

    Column 1 Column 2
    Administrative request or requirement Fee payable by permit holder

1   Permit renewal 50% of new application fee
2   Minor amendments to permit $100
3   Major amendments to permit $500
4   Assignment and sub-tenure or transfer $250
5   Preparation of a certified true copy of a document $50
6   Information from ministry records $50/hour of staff time, $25 minimum charge
7   Reinstatement of a cancelled permit $300
8   Photocopying first 20 pages free, then each page (single-sided) is$0.25 if more than

20 pages copied
9   Map prints/copies $10 each

Part 3 — General Fees

Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
  Types of permits classified according to the use permitted Fees payable by an individual, group, company or local government for use of Park Act lands Fees payable by an individual or company for industrial use of Park Act lands

1 Privately-owned structures

The exclusive use of a structure or structures not supplied by the Province
   
  (a) without a defined adjacent area (site only), or $500 per year and $50 per structure per year $1 000 per year
  (b) with a defined adjacent area. $500 per year and $250 per hectare per year plus $50 per structure per year. $1 000 per year or $500 per hectare per year plus $100 per structure per year, whichever is greater.

 

Satellite Facilities

$200 per site per year

 

Tent/Spike Camp

$100 per site per year
       

2 Provincially Owned Structures    
  The exclusive use of a structure or structures supplied in whole or in part by the Province, with or without a defined adjacent area. $500 per year, or, if occupying a defined adjacent area, $25 per m2 of structure per year plus $250 per hectare per year, whichever is greater. $1 000 per year, or, if occupying a defined adjacent area, $50 per m2 of structure per year plus $500 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.

3 Access    
  The use of a defined area for a road, chairlift, trail, ski run or ski trail. Individual or group:

$500 per year or $60 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.

 

Company or local government:

$500 per year or 2% of gross revenues per year, whichever is greater.
$500 per year or $60 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.

4 Rights of way and miscellaneous land use without structures    
  The use of a defined area for a powerline, telephone line, pipeline or other service or utility right of way and other miscellaneous land use without structures. Individual or group:

$60 per hectare per year

Company or local government:

$500 per year or $60 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.
$1 000 per year or $60 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.

Part 4 — Miscellaneous Fees

Item Column 1 Column 2
  Types of park use permits and resource use permits

classified according to the use permitted
Fee

1 Commercial recreation — major resorts The use of a defined area to operate alpine ski facilities or large-scale lodges and resorts. $500 per year and a percentage of gross revenues as identified in the park use permit or resource use permit.
 
2 Commercial use /activity

The use of a defined area to carry on, for compensation received or promised, a commercial activity not referred to in any other item of this schedule, whether or not the right to use the area or conduct the activity is exclusive.
 
  (a) Non-motorized activity and no use of structures For six consecutive months or less,

$125 or $1 per client day, whichever is greater.

 

For six consecutive months to one year,

$250 or $1 per client day, whichever is greater.
  (b) Motorized activity $500 per year or $1 per client day plus

$50 per structure plus, if occupying a defined adjacent area,

 

$250 per hectare per year, whichever is greater
 
3 Commercial mechanized ski guiding  
  The use of a defined area to carry on commercial activities in which tracked vehicles, fixed wing planes or helicopters are used to guide or conduct ski excursions. $1 000 per year or $4 per user day, whichever greater.
 
4 Grazing  
  The use of a defined area for the grazing of animals. $100 per year or the total ground rent plus, if the permittee held a licence or permit under the Range Act, the grazing fee that would be payable each year under section 10 of the Range Regulation, B.C. Reg. 199/2000, in respect of the territory and animals to which the permit relates, whichever is greater.
 
5 Oysters, other molluscs and finfish  
  The use of a defined area for the purpose of seeding, raising and harvesting oysters, other molluscs and finfish. $500 per year or $100 per hectare per year, whichever is greater.
 
6 Communications site  
  The use and occupancy of a defined area for a television, radio, microwave or other communication structure. $1 000 per year or $500 per hectare per year plus $100 per facility per year, whichever is greater.
 
7 Sand/gravel and quarry site  
  The use of a defined area for the purpose of removing sand, gravel, rock or other material. $1 000 per year or $500 per hectare per year plus $100 per facility per year, whichever is greater.
 
8 Trapping and trapping cabins  
  The use, by the holder of a registered trapline under the Wildlife Act, of a territory allocated for trapping purposes and of cabins, without an adjacent area, for purposes incidental to the seasonal operation of a trapline. Trapping

$100 per year.

 

Trapping Cabins

$10 per cabin per year to a maximum of $25 per year.
 
9 Commercial filming  
  The use of a defined area to carry on, with the intent of monetary return, commercial filming using still or motion photography. Major Shoot

$500 or $100 per day, whichever is greater.

 

Minor Shoot

$100.
 
10 Guide outfitters, transporters and angling guides licensed pursuant to the Wildlife Act  
  (a) The use, by a guide outfitter, transporter or angling guide, of a territory allocated in conjunction with the activity of a guide outfitter, transporter or angling guide. For six consecutive months or less,

$125 or $1 per client day, whichever is

greater.

 

For six consecutive months to one year,

$250 or $1 per client day, whichever is greater.
  (b) The exclusive use of a structure or structures not supplied by the Province but used in conjunction with the activity of a guide outfitter, transporter or angling guide:  >
  (i) without a defined adjacent area (site only), or $500 per year
  (ii) with a defined adjacent area. Base Facilities

$500 per year or $1 per client day plus

$250 per hectare per year plus $50 per

structure per year, whichever is greater.

 

Satellite Facility

$50 per year

 

Tent/Spike Camp

$25 per year

Part 5 — Interpretation

1  (1) For the purposes of this Schedule,

(a) measurements expressed in hectares must be rounded upwards to the next whole hectare and measurements expressed in square metres or cubic metres are rounded upwards to the next whole square metre or cubic metre, and

(b) measurements expressed in square metres of any structure must be based on the outside dimensions including verandahs or porches.

(2) In this Schedule:

"base facility" means a facility that is the main location or one of the main locations for a commercial or industrial operation;

"defined" means an area specified in the park use permit or resource use permit for which the fee is payable;

"minor shoot" means commercial filming taking one day at one location with no disturbance of the users or natural resources of a park, conservancy or recreation area;

"non-profit organization" means a club or association incorporated pursuant to the Society Act or a school board incorporated under the School Act, in which the use or activity undertaken is

(a) of demonstrable benefit to the whole community, and

(b) consistent with the approved objectives of the park, conservancy or recreation area;

"satellite facility" means a facility with one permanent structure, excluding pit toilets, that is used for temporary accommodation, storage of supplies or fuel, or as an emergency shelter or an improved helicopter landing site;

"structure" means any building or permanent improvement constructed, placed or established on Park Act lands, excluding pit toilets;

"tent/spike camp" means a site with no permanent improvements or structures used on a non-exclusive basis for temporary tenting accommodation or the storage of supplies;

"trapping cabin" means a cabin used for shelter and for storage of trapping supplies on a periodic but temporary basis in conjunction with the operation of a trapline.

Schedules L and M

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 62/99, s. 4.]

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 35/77.

[Provisions of the Park Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 344, relevant to the enactment of this regulation: section 29]

Contents  |  Divisions 1 to 9  |  Schedule A  |  Schedule B  |  Schedule C  |  Schedules D to M