Safety and guidelines

Fathom Five National Marine Park

We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimise the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Fathom Five National Marine Park, please explore the topics below:


Make sure to register with the park and learn the regulations prior to any dive with in the park. 

Swimming in Georgian Bay

Take care when swimming in the cold waters in the area.

Wildlife and plant safety

Tips to stay safe around the plants and animals of the park. 

Hiking on Flowerpot Island

Be prepared for your day hike on Flowerpot Island. 

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places.

Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

For Park Emergencies call 911

Call 519-596-2702 (Warden Service) for National Park Violations, Campground Disturbance and Public Safety Emergencies

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