Safety and guidelines

Georgian Bay Islands National 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 Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada, please explore the topics below:

Wildlife and plant safety

Keeping wildlife wild.

Water safety

The Park islands are accessible by boat only. Make sure to stay safe on the waters of Georgian Bay. 

Camping safety

Learn how to keep a "bare" campsite.

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. Visit our websites and stop at the Cedar Spring Welcome Center or Administration Office to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

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