Lake Simcoe is a world renowned boating, sailing, fishing and ice fishing destination. Many marinas around Lake Simcoe are members of the Clean Marine Program. This environmental program audits and awards marinas based on their compliance to environmental practices. The Blue Flag program also recognizes marinas that follow environmental best practices with a commitment to environmental education, management and safety.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Fish On-Line portal can help you with all aspects of your fishing trip
Look for fishing line recycling depots and observe all guidelines regarding invasive species, fish limits, and the ban on lead sinkers and jigs www.pc.gc.ca
To obtain a fishing license and information please visit: www.ontario.ca
If you prefer to shoreline fish please avoid the public beaches and the docks at the foot of Bayfield St. and Southshore Community Centre.
Your sustainable vacation plans begin here. Scroll through our business summaries to read about the steps businesses in the Lake Simcoe watershed are taking to green their operations.
Looking for stand up paddling, canoe, or kayaking adventure businesses in Barrie that incorporate environmental sustainability into daily practices? The following operators are working with Explore Lake Simcoe to do just that!
Read more about the initiatives underway:
Chances “R” Excursions : Spending time on the water is the best way to appreciate the beauty of Lake Simcoe. Chances “R” Excursions out of Barrie offers an environmentally friendly, low impact experience. Read more.
Happy Paddling: A great way to appreciate the natural beauty of Lake Simcoe is to get out on the water. Canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding are activities that leave no trace in the natural environment, and allow you to explore parts of the lake that may otherwise be difficult to reach. Read more.
Want to support marinas that have earned Clean Marine status by adopting environmental principles?
The City of Barrie Marina is one of only six marinas in Canada to receive Blue Flag marina certification.
The City of Barrie Marina & Tiffin Boat Launch have earned both Clean Marine and Blue Flag certification for environmental efforts. Above and beyond the requirements for these two certifications, the following practices at the City of Barrie Marina contribute to water quality protection in Lake Simcoe. Read more.
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