Restricted activity order: Mooring

Issued: June 08, 2020

What:
Pursuant to Section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations and pursuant to the Trespass to Property Act of Ontario, the following activities are prohibited by order of the Superintendent:

  • Occupying dock space 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.
  • Mooring without immediately obtaining a valid permit.
  • Mooring after 1100 a.m. on the day the permit expires.
  • Saving dock space. Dockage is on a first come basis. A valid permit for mooring does not guarantee your dock space. If you choose to depart, your space may be taken by another vessel.
  • Rafting, unless at Frying Pan Bay docks. The term ‘rafting’ refers to the activity where one or more vessels tie off (raft) to a vessel that is moored to a dock.
  • Mooring vessels stern or bow in. All vessels must be parallel to dock.
  • Obstructing dock space with marked yellow line. This dock space is reserved for park staff and emergency personnel only.
  • Mooring dinghies, tender vessels or water toys. None are permitted on any dock. 
  • Servicing of any kind to vessels while moored at a docking facility.
  • Tying vessels up to trees.
  • Leaving personal articles or equipment on docks. The only exception is the finger sections of the Tobey Dock at Cedar Springs.
  • 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.
  • Hunting, possessing, disturbing, touching or feeding wildlife. 
  • Leaving any food or wildlife attractants unattended. All attractants must be stored and/or disposed of in the appropriate bear proof facility.  
  • Littering of any material. 
  • Allowing pets to be at large. Pets must be restrained by a leash (3 metres max), or confined to a container, enclosure, or vessel. 
  • Igniting or possessing fireworks
  • Operating or possessing a drone within Georgian Bay Islands National Park or managed water lots

Where: 

  • All docks in Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

Why: 
To promote a quality visitor experience. 

Note:   
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 mooring permit and/or eviction from Parks Canada property. 

Start date:
2020-05-15

End date: 
Until further notice