Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 reservations will launch on April 19, 2021 at 8 am EDT

Reservations for trips between May 21 to October 11, 2021 will open in April, instead of January. This will give you more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations.

Boat Trips to Georgian Bay Islands National Park

DayTripper reservations are required and can be made with the Parks Canada Reservation Service by
calling 1-877-737-3783 or online

All aboard the DayTripper for an invigorating cruise over sparkling water to Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park! Enjoy the scenic 15-minute boat ride to begin your adventure for the day. Enjoy a hike or have a picnic. Rent a mountain bike or go for a swim.

Please note, the DayTripper is only available to be booked for half day park visitors (please see daily schedule below).  Overnight campers, or full day visitors will need to provide their own boat, or hire a water taxi, to access Beausoleil Island.

Family on the Stone Chair
The Stone Chair

Go South or North... Which is best for you?

Cedar Spring
(South end of Beausoleil Island)

The Cedar Spring area is the hub of activity for the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Here, you’ll find mountain bike rentals, a welcome centre, interpretive programs, picnic shelters, swimming beaches and easy trails for hiking and biking.

Chimney Bay
(North end of Beausoleil Island)
Dock at Chimney Bay
Chimney Bay

The northern part of the island is more wild and rugged, boasting the best hiking trails and scenery in the park – with breathtaking views out over the islands of Georgian Bay! You’ll see the granite bedrock, clear blue water and windswept white pines that inspired the famous Group of Seven artists. There are plenty of spots to stop for a scenic picnic or dip in the bay.

DayTripper Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made with the Parks Canada Reservation Service by calling 1-877-737-3783 or online. Reservations for the 2021 season open April 19, 2021 at 8 am EDT. Note that pets and recreational equipment (bicycles, canoes, etc.) are not permitted on the DayTripper.


Visitor Schedule 2020

Spring (May 15th – June 25th) and Fall (September 8thOctober 12th)
Open 5 days per week (closed on Wednesday and Thursday).

Summer and Fall (June 26th – September 7th)
Open daily.

Day Visitors to Cedar Spring
Depart from Mainland (Honey Harbour) Return boat leaves island (Cedar Spring)
 10:30 am  2:30 pm 
 12:00 pm  4:30 pm


Day Visitors to Chimney Bay (north end of Beausoleil Island)
Depart from mainland (Honey Harbour) Return boat from island (Chimney Bay)
 1:00 pm  5:30 pm


Daytripper Boat Service