Safety and guidelines

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Important bulletins

Important bulletins and notices related to visitor safety and rules in Bruce Peninsula National Park.

Camping safety

Learn how to keep a "Bare" campsite.

Wildlife safety

Viewing wildlife is an exciting visitor experience, but it’s important to remember that these animals are wild.

Water safety

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

Snow safety

Tips to stay safe during winter activities.

Safety on land

While natural hazards are present while hiking, the risk of injury can be minimized by taking precautions.

Rules and regulations

Regulations are designed to protect you, the visitor, and also the Park for enjoyment by future generations.

Bruce Peninsula National Park is experiencing high visitation. Once parking lots are full, usually by mid-morning each day, there is no access to shoreline, hiking trails or picnic areas in the park. To avoid disappointment, plan in advance and consider visiting this fall.

游客安全指引 (Simplified Chinese, PDF, 852 Kb) | ਯਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ (Punjabi, PDF, 764 Kb)

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 Bruce Peninsula National Park, please explore the topics below:

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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