Island Etiquette


Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs and memories. Enjoy the peacefulness of the island, the wilderness and the fresh air! We encourage visitors to walk on the ferryboat and sit in the passenger section. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful view, and avoid waiting in a potential lineup with your vehicle.

Hikers may use Nanabush Trails, located at the end of Hello Road. Be aware that the trail system is unsupervised, and hikers are advised to bring their cell phones. Please respect and be courteous to all trail users. Hikers are requested not to disturb the flowers, plants and wildlife and to remain on the main trails. Please don’t make new trails or use unmarked trails. Remember to keep dogs on a leash at all times and always stoop and scoop.

Summertime = Mosquito Time

Although there have been no reported cases of West Nile on the island, we want to ensure your safety. Follow these simple steps to protect yourselves and help avoid bites:

  • Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, so try to wear lightly coloured clothing.
  • Long-sleeved shirts and long pants help reduce exposed skin especially from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Use repellants containing DEET; apply sparingly to exposed skin and on the top of clothing.

Visit the Ministry of Health website at for tips on how to prevent mosquito bites.

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is found on most woodlot areas including the Nanabush Trails. The ivy grows low to the ground, and has a distinct three-leaf arrangement that makes it easy to identify. Contact with this plant can cause skin irritation and itchiness. The ivy is not on the groomed trails, however, it can be found beside some of the trails and marsh areas.

Emergency Services

In case of an emergency, dial 911. Georgina Island First Nation is patrolled by three police officers. The police station is located on Mukwa (Bear) Road, which is your first right on the main road when you arrive on the island. A fire station is located on the corner of Hello Road and Chief Joseph Snake Road. A trained emergency response team is able to respond to all 911 calls.

Beach Use

There are no public beaches located on Georgina Island. Please do not swim at anyone’s private beach.


Be advised that due to the identification of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle within the Duclos Point Area (November 2014) absolutely NO firewood is to be transported to the First Nation without required proof of local purchase.  All crew members of the Aazhawe have authority to inspect all vehicles.  For efficiency purposes, please have your receipts handy prior to boarding the ferry boat.  If you see this invasive species beetle please contact the First Nation Administration Office at 705-437-1337.  For more information please visit and click on the environment link or go to