The following permits are required in Wilderness Reserves.
The following permits are required in Ecological Reserves.
Application forms for commercial operator, educational tour and scientific research, permits should be submitted to the Natural Areas Program for processing (allow a minimum of three weeks).
Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis, with the exception of scientific research applications for seabird ecological reserves.
Note: Entry permits are not required for access to most ecological reserves. The exception is seabird ecological reserves. Entry permits are not required for access to the marine portion of the reserve but they are required for the sensitive nesting areas of the reserve.
Seabird research is reviewed annually at the Seabird Ecological Reserves Advisory Committee meeting. All Scientific Research Permit application forms must be submitted by January 31. For guidelines and more information on this process, see Science and Research.
Entry permits for entering wilderness reserves are free of charge. For certain activities and permits, there may be a charge associated (i.e. commercial operations within a reserve). For more information on permitting fees, please refer to information on the website for the particular reserve you are interested in, or contact the Natural Areas Program for more information.
The visitor centre at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve is open from May to October and guided tours are available at both locations from May to September or early October
Please book ahead. To book a tour contact reserve staff or the Natural Areas Program.
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