In Canada’s national parks, the landing and take-off of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) – also known as a drone – is prohibited.
In Canada, a drone is considered aircraft and their use is governed by Transport Canada under the National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations which prohibit a person to take-off or land an aircraft in a national park.
Anyone wishing to use a UAV in PEI National Park must submit a written proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating how the intended use of the UAV supports the management of the park. If approved, a Restricted Activity Permit will be issued.
A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) may also be required from Transport Canada for the UAV, depending on its weight.
If you witness the use of a UAV in PEI National Park, please report the incident to Park Wardens at 1-877-852-3100.
- National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations
- Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations that govern the use of UAV systems in Canada