Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Restricted activity order: Campground

Issued: May 01, 2023

Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the following activities are prohibited by order of the Superintendent:

  • Occupying a campsite without a valid permit. Self-serve permits are only valid if all fields are completed, appropriate fees are paid, and deposited in the self-registration payment vault.
  • Obtaining a permit if you are under 16 years of age.
  • Occupying a campsite after 11:00 am on the day the campsite permit expires.
  • Allowing more than 6 people on a campsite.
  • Allowing more than the approved number of people in an oTENTik or cabin
  • Erecting more than 3 camping shelters on a campsite.
  • Leaving tents unoccupied for more than 48 hours.
  • Creating excessive noise and/or unreasonable behaviour at any time. Quiet hours are from 11:00 pm until 8:00 am.
  • Consumption or use of alcohol/cannabis between the hours of 11:00 pm until 8:00 am.
  • Failing to maintain a campsite in a clean and sanitary condition. When vacating, the site shall be restored to its natural condition.
  • Leaving any food or wildlife attractants unattended. All attractants must be stored and/or disposed of in the appropriate bear proof facility.
  • Burning of food scraps or garbage.
  • Littering of any material.


  • All campgrounds, oTENTiks, cabins and campsites in Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

To promote a quality visitor experience. 

Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act and other applicable Provincial/ Federal legislation. Failure to comply may result in immediate cancellation of the camping permit and/or eviction from Parks Canada property.

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