Safety and guidelines

Georges Island National Historic Site

Be prepared and stay safe while enjoying your visit! Review important bulletins, weather conditions, and visitor guidelines.

Important bulletins

Important announcements, notifications, and active superintendent orders.


Current conditions and short-term weather forecast.

Visitor guidelines

Dogs, smoking, alcohol, water, food, garbage, recycling.

To have a safe visit, please observe the following:

Georges Island is a fortification with steep masonry walls and surrounded by a ditch up to 9 metres deep.

Please do not climb up on the walls or earthworks or out into gun openings. These areas are especially dangerous when wet.

Young children should be under close supervision at all times.

Be aware of steep inclines and watch out for low doorways, uneven steps, and floors.

What should I bring to the island?

Dress for the weather, as visits are rain or shine, and we suggest you bring:

  • sturdy footwear (such as sneakers or hiking boots)
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • water
  • food (as required)
  • hand sanitizer

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