Municipal Land and Reserves Bylaw

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This bylaw provides direction to the Administration and the public regarding the regulations and controls of municipal lands, as well as guidance for compliance and enforcement.  

The purpose of this Bylaw is to regulate the conduct and activities of people on municipally owned lands in order to promote the safe, enjoyable, and reasonable use of the lands and to protect and preserve natural ecosystems for the benefit of all residents of the municipality.

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The Municipal District of Bonnyville wants to ensure our current residents and future generations can benefit from the municipality’s natural landscape. 

The Planning and Development Team is dedicated to providing residents and other stakeholders with information and technical support.


Within the municipality, there are federal, provincial, municipal, and private lands. 

The M.D. is authorized, as a public entity, to regulate municipal land and — to a certain degree— private lands under the Municipal Government Act.

Federal Lands include, but are not limited to: 

  • Canada's cceans and waterways
  • National Parks
  • Military training areas
  • National wildlife areas
  • Some migratory bird sanctuaries, and;
  • First Nations Reserve Lands.

Provincial Lands include, but are not limited to:

  • Provincial Parks and Protected Areas
  • Natural areas and Provincial Recreation Areas
  • Agricultural Crown land
  • Provincial Grazing Reserves
  • Public Land Use zones
  • Beds and shores of naturally occurring lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Municipal Lands include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Reserves (ER)
  • Municipal Reserves (MR)
  • Public Utility Lots
  • Municipally titled lands.


As part of our education campaign, M.D. staff will be placing informational signage on Municipal and Environmental Reserves in your subdivision. This brochure offers details on these reserves and a map of your subdivision showing reserve land locations.

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