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Be Safe

Safety First

Whether this is your first or 50th trip to the Peninsula, safety should always be top of mind. The weather can change quickly both on land and in the water. Here are some safety tips to practice:

  • Paddle with a life jacket. You may be an experienced paddler, but the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay water is very cold and the weather can change quickly. 
  • Look at the weather before you depart. Dress accordingly and plan your day around heat, rain, or windy conditions.
  • Download What3Words. If you ever need a rescue, this app will help to speed things up!
  • Wear proper footwear for your adventure, use sunscreen, wear a hat, and take a map. Make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave and think about packing a portable charger in case of an emergency.
  • Watch out for poison ivy. This pesky plant often lines trails and can even climb trees!  Remember: “leaves of three, let it be!”
  • Campfires are fun…in designated areas! Find out more about proper campfire use and required permits on the Fire and Emergency Services Page.
  • All fireworks displays (Family Fireworks or Display Fireworks) require a permit prior to the fireworks show. 

Grey Bruce Health Services is located at 22 Moore Street in Lion's Head, offering a 24-hour Emergency Department. When an emergency occurs, dial 9-1-1.

Click on the images below to find more information on how to visit responsibly!

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