You need to know the rules before going for that aerial shot of Algonquin Park.

This comes from park officials as they are noting an increase in the use of drones on the grounds. Assistant Superintendent Rick Stronks says if you’re not familiar with the provincial regulations for drones, you probably shouldn’t try flying one over the park.

Stronks says the Provincial Parks and Conservation Act is in place to protect wildlife, trees and plants and park visitors from noisy drones. While flyovers aren’t banned, landing any aircraft in the park is.

If someone is caught using a drone in the park, they could be fined depending on which rules they’re breaking. You can find all the details on the aircraft regulations over Algonquin Park here.

(Written by James Bowler)