Visitor safety

Pukaskwa 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 Adventuresmart.

Enjoy the outdoors and stay safe!

  • A person putting up a tent, two people are sitting at a picnic table in the background.
    BARE Campsite

    This campground has a BARE Campsite program in place. A special effort is being made by both park staff and campers to ensure that wildlife attractants are never left unattended at any sites in this campground.

    Safety in Bear Country

    We are in bear country here in Northern Ontario. With adequate preparation, you can ensure your safety while maintaining a healthy relationship with the native black bear population. Please report any bear sightings in the park to park staff.

  • A person in a bug jacket

    Bring your bughat, bugspray, or nerves of steel.

  • A person on a foggy coastline.
    Lake Superior

    Lake Superior is cold and unpredictable. Although water near the shore may be warmer, the lake’s average temperature is only 4°C / 39°F year-round.

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 a visitor center 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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