Water safety

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

The Park islands are accessible by boat only.

Nautical charts and maps of the area are recommended. Before venturing out onto Georgian Bay visitors and boaters should know the weather forecast and familiarize themselves with the navigational channels, islands, and hazards such as shoals.

Weather conditions on Georgian Bay can change rapidly. Visitors are encouraged to be aware of changing water conditions, such as wind direction, and the possibility of large waves on open water.


There are no lifeguards on duty at any of the Park's beaches. Never swim alone and always treat Georgian Bay with caution. The Bay can become rough very rapidly.
There are two marked swimming area at Cedar Spring Campground


The weather on Georgian Bay can be variable and unpredictable. Adverse condition such as storms, high winds, or rain may be encountered at any time.

Boaters are encouraged to monitor Marine and Weather Forecasts.

Environment Canada weather forecast
Environment Canada marine forecast for Georgian Bay

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