The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

Important information about your visit to Georgian Bay Islands National Park 

Please note that all seasonal mooring permits and passes can only be purchased online until further notice.

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 until at least July 31. All Daytripper reservations for dates between now and July 31, 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 or opening soon (updated June 17, 2020)
  • All hiking trails on Beausoleil Island
  • Beaching
  • Wana Keta
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities Reopening June 22, 2020
  • McCabe Rock
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities Reopening June 22, 2020
  • Chimney Bay
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Chimney Bay campsites and washroom facilities Reopening June 22, 2020
  • Frying Pan
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Washroom facilities Reopening June 22, 2020
  • Oaks Reopening June 22, 2020
    • Dock and garbage services available.
    • Oaks campsites and washroom facilities
  • Thumb point Reopening June 22, 2020
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom facilities
  • Ojibway Reopening June 22, 2020
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Washroom facilities
  • Bone Island
    • Pack/in pack out.
    • Overnight mooring permitted for vessels with onboard toilet facilities.
  • Cedar Spring Campground Reopening July 3, 2020
    • Tobey dock and Visitor Centre
    • Camping and washroom facilities including comfort stations
  • Honeymoon Bay Reopening July 3, 2020
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom facilities
  • Tonch North Reopening July 3, 2020
    • Dock and garbage services
    • Camping and washroom services
What’s closed (updated June 17, 2020)
  • Daytripper Shuttle (Closed until at least July 31)
  • Roofed Accommodations (Cedar Spring Cabins, Christian Beach Cabins, and oTENTiks)
  • Interpretation programming 
  • Park Administration Office in Midland (except for deliveries)
  • Operations site and Daytripper kiosk in Honey Harbour
Camping during COVID-19
  • 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. 
  • 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.

For the most up to date information, visit: