Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use while visiting Georgian Bay Islands National Park.

Parks Canada may issue additional restrictions when needed to ensure public health and proper management of the protected area.

The safety and well-being of our visitors is a top priority for Parks Canada and we will continue to provide quality services and experiences for all our visitors. Please respect fellow visitors and the natural environment around them at all times.

Where cannabis can be used in Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Campgrounds

  • Registered Parks Canada campsites: Allowed
  • Campground common areas (buildings, washrooms, shelters, roads, etc): Not allowed
  • Inside oTENTiks and cabins: No smoking or vaping
  • Victoria Day long weekend: Not allowed

Trails, facilities, and beaches

  • Trails: Allowed on front country and backcountry trails
  • Public use (including day-use areas): Cannabis consumption is permitted in day use areas in accordance with provincial legislation regarding public smoking and public intoxication. See restrictions below.
  • Within roofed picnic or cooking shelters: Not allowed
  • Playgrounds: Smoking or vaping of cannabis or tobacco products is not permitted within a 20 meter radius.
  • Cedar Spring and Honeymoon Bay designated swim areas: Smoking or vaping of cannabis or tobacco products is not permitted within a 20 meter radius.

Learn more about cannabis regulations

Minimum age for cannabis possession in Ontario: 19

Parks Canada will actively monitor and evaluate the impacts of the legalisation. Our current approach will be revisited and may be adjusted as issues arise and/or as new information becomes available.