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Clyde River Land Use Permit (149251)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Richard Weber
Company: Canadian Arctic Holidays
Start Date: 2020-04-01
End Date: 2020-05-20
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
A few years ago we started studying the possibility of operating a ski touring, cat-skiing and heli-skiing operation northwest of Clyde River. The area is located on Ayr Lake and west in the mountains. Last spring we tested a camp in the same area. Now, we would like to apply for a land lease and permits for ski camp operation. The location is 70 degrees, 26 minutes, 26.5 seconds North and 69 degrees, 49 minutes, 50 seconds West. Clients arrive in Clyde River, they are transported to the camp via helicopter or snow mobile. Clients spend a week at the camp ski touring. Transportation up the mountains is done with a helicopter, the snowcat or on foot depending on the wishes of the clients. The camp will operate from early April to mid-May, including build-up and take down times. The area is crown land not IOL. We have support from the community. We have an outfitting permit for the area. We are not using wildlife in the area, in four years of flying and skiing in the mountains and glaciers we have not see any caribou or polar bears , if we were to see wildlife we will not use the helicopter or vehicles to approach the animals. After we have got approval from NPC we will go through the process of applying for a Federal Crown Land lease.
Persons: 20
Days: 50
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5897 point Location of ski camp
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
INAC: Class A Land Use Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Piston Bully PB 200 1 26 feet x 10 feet Driver skiers up and down the mountains west of Clyde River
Snowmobile 6 14 feet x 3 feet Snowmobile are used to haul gear and move people from Clyde River community to Ayr Lake.
AS350 B2 Helicopter 1 n/a Used to transport clients to the top of the mountains to ski down
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 8 45 Gallons Used for Helicopter
Gasoline 4 45 Gallons Used for generator and snowmobile
Diesel 8 45 Gallons used for the piston Bully snow cat PB 200
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 Manually bucket water from the lake Ayr Lake
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 20 people/day Additional Treatment Procedures all the toilet paper and non human waste, is separated from the human waste and then burnt at the dump in Clyde River. Our lodge is equipped with exterior outhouses. The outhouses have a custom containment which maintains all the human waste.The human waste is frozen and dumped serval kilmters way rom the camp. The toilet paper is separated and brought to the municipal dump of Clyde River.
Combustible wastes 1 garbage bag/day N/A All camp garbage is packaged and transported to Clyde River..
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Richard Weber
Public Registry ID: 16997
Document Size: 220.35 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Richard Weber
Public Registry ID: 16998
Document Size: 531.69 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-12-10
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17061
Document Size: 226.55 Kb
2019-11-25 18:40:57, from: Richard Weber
 Hello, When can we expect to have our application reviewed?


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
We are operating heli-sking in the area. The helicopter company is aware and confirms to any Transport Canada regulations. In 4 years of flying the mountains and glaciers, we have not see any wildlife, if we were to see wildlife we would not fly low over it.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?