Effective April 1, 2021, the Alberta Government introduced a new standard for recreational mooring structures and temporary seasonal docks.
The Disturbance Standard for personal recreational purposes creates a general permission for most waterfront, semi-waterfront, and municipal dock owners while eliminating the need to apply for provincial authorization if abiding by the standards. The standard can be found here.
Many lakeshore properties in the Municipal District of Bonnyville are separated from the water by a municipally owned Environmental Reserve. These reserves are left in their natural state to protect the lake and shore, and to provide public access to the water.
The Municipal District of Bonnyville cannot advise individuals on what the province will require or approve. If you have questions regarding Provincial standards, please call Alberta Environment and Parks at 780-623-5240 or visit the AEP website.