Generator Use Restrictions Coming to Zone II Areas
Generator use in the park is going to be changing. Don't wait, find an alternative today!
Don’t get caught out in the cold. Find an alternative to your generator that works better for future generations and the park you enjoy.
Why the change?
In the current management plan the park pledged to meet national zoning standards by or before 2015. A change in locations where generators are permitted is required to become zone-compliant.
What is the process? When will changes be implemented?
During the summer of 2012, Parks Canada performed a survey of our visitors to gather feedback about how the park should implement changes to generator locations. Survey results and how Thousand Islands National Park will meet visitor expectations regarding permitted generator locations will be clearly communicated to park visitors and the public through several methods, including updates to this website’s What’s New section, well before any changes are applied.
Locations where generators will be permitted:
- Central Grenadier
- Beau Rivage
- Hill Island
- Mallorytown Landing
Locations where generators will be discontinued:
- Grenadier West
What are the rules today?
Our Facilities and Services page has a complete listing of where generators are currently permitted and other useful information for visitors.
Parks Canada recommends going generator-free with solar energy
Every day, the sun delivers free power to the Earth. Solar panels capture this energy and can provide a relatively inexpensive and easy alternative to generator use.
- Panels are easy to use and install on any kind of boat, and portable models are available;
- Panels are lightweight, produce little noise, require little or no maintenance, and are increasingly affordable;
- Power source is FREE, and they even work on cloudy days;
- Can provide power for many devices onboard, or at home during the winter;
- Eliminates or reduces need for a generator on the Islands; protecting our environment and providing a peaceful atmosphere for visitors;
- Long lifespan, and many come with warranties on power production.
Other ways you can be eco-friendly
- Update your engine to a more efficient four-stroke or electric motor!
- Increase your battery power so you can store more energy for longer periods of time;
- Plan ahead; be responsible for your trash, and learn about how you can minimize it;
- Use non-toxic cleaners or water on your vessel;
- Dispose of bilge water, grey water and black water appropriately;
- Use a propeller guard to protect your prop and wildlife;
- Take an “energy inventory” onboard, and decide on ways you can reduce your energy consumption while away from home.