Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Georgian Bay Islands National Park 

Please note that as of September 7, 2020, all visitor services will be closed weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays until October 12, 2020. These services include the Cedar Spring Visitor Centre and the sale of firewood. All docks and campsites will remain open 7 days a week. Please complete self-registration permits for arrivals to dock slips and campsites on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

All roofed accommodations will remain closed for the duration of the 2020 operational season. All Cedar Spring cabin, Christian Beach cabin, and oTENTik reservations for dates between now and October 12, 2020 will be cancelled and refunded in full. You do not need to cancel your reservation. Your refund will happen automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the cancellation and refund process due to the volume of cancelled reservations.

The Daytripper shuttle will remain closed for the duration of the 2020 operational season. All Daytripper reservations for dates between now and October 12, 2020 will be cancelled and refunded in full. You do not need to cancel your reservation. Your refund will happen automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the cancellation and refund process due to the volume of cancelled reservations.  

For more information, please contact reservation services at 1-877-737-3783.

What’s open until October 12, 2020 (updated August 31, 2020)
  • All hiking trails on Beausoleil Island
  • Beaching
  • Interpretation programming (Fridays through Tuesdays)
  • Wana Keta
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities
  • McCabe Rock
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities
  • Chimney Bay
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Chimney Bay campsites and washroom facilities
  • Frying Pan
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities
  • Oaks
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Oaks campsites and washroom facilities
  • Thumb point
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom facilities
  • Ojibway
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Washroom facilities
  • Bone Island
    • Pack/in pack out.
    • Overnight mooring permitted for vessels with onboard toilet facilities.
  • Cedar Spring Campground
    • Tobey dock and Visitor Centre
    • Camping and washroom facilities including comfort stations
  • Honeymoon Bay
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom facilities
  • Tonch North
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom services
What’s closed (updated August 31, 2020)
  • Daytripper
    • The Daytripper boat transportation services will not be operating during the 2020 season. 
  • Roofed Accommodations (Cedar Spring Cabins, Christian Beach Cabins, and oTENTiks)
  • Park Administration Office in Midland (except for deliveries)
  • Operations site and Daytripper kiosk in Honey Harbour
  • Sandpiper
  • Tonch East
  • Tonch South 
Camping during COVID-19
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park does not provide vessel transportation services to Beausoleil Island. Private water taxi services may not be available due to COVID-19. Please confirm vessel transportation with local water taxi companies prior to making your camping reservation.
  • Use caution when using common spaces and such as picnic tables and washroom facilities. Outdoor surfaces are not sanitized. Practice safe hand hygiene.
  • Please do not collect wood from the forest for fires.
Your safety when visiting
  • Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home and support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others. 
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • Beware of ticks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
  • Review the park’s rules and regulations.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

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