No drones in an active wildfire area.
Drones halt air operations. Drones endanger aircraft and crews working on the wildfire. It is a federal offense. If you know of someone flying a drone in wildfire areas, please report them.
If it’s an emergency and they’re currently flying, CALL 9-1-1 FIRST.
Call with your initial report as soon as possible after the occurrence. A standby investigator from Transport Canada is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call toll-free: 1-800-387-3557. To report use that you know has occurred, use this online form.
Please fly your drones safely!
If you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 grams (up to 35 kilograms) you are legally required to register your drone with Transport Canada and obtain a drone license.
Flying a drone in Yellowhead County? You must register your drone and obtain a drone pilot license with Transport Canada.
If the drone is over 250g, you’ll need to follow the regulations posted there, including labelling the drone appropriately
And, follow the basic safety rules below. Not doing so may put lives, aircraft and property at risk. If you fly where you’re not allowed or choose not to follow the Transport Canada rules (including the rules below), you could face fines of up to $3,000.
Do not fly your drone:
- higher than 90 m above the ground
- closer than 75 m from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds
- closer than nine km from the centre of an aerodrome (any airport, heliport, seaplane base or anywhere that aircraft take-off and land)
- within controlled or restricted airspace
- within nine km of a forest fire
- where it could interfere with police or first responders
- at night or in clouds
- if you can’t keep it in sight at all times
- if you are not within 500 m of your drone
- if your name, address, and telephone number are not clearly marked on your drone
- if it hasn’t been registered
- if you don’t have a drone pilot’s license
For a summary of drone use in Canada, visit http://3dinsider.com/drone-safety-canada.
Rules and regulations are constantly being updated, please make sure you are following the most recent laws for drone usage for both recreational and commercial flying.