Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
Water Safety at Sibbald Point

Welcome to Sibbald Point Provincial Park, located on Lake Simcoe! Our park is known for its wonderful boating, swimming, and fishing (not to mention its beautiful sandy beach!).

Whether you’re a parent, friend, brother, cousin, or dog, we want you to be safe and wear a PFD when enjoying the water.

Here are some water safety reminders. Please read and share:

In the water: safety for adults

You do not know how to swim? Stay on the beach or wear a PFD if you venture into the water.

Even if you are a strong swimmer, remember: it is not safe to swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

relaxing couple

Alcohol is not allowed on the beach or in any day use areas. Visitors will be fined for any violation.

About that unicorn…

Inflatables are fun and trendy, however, they should always be used with caution.

boy swimming with inflatable tubeRemember:

  • Check weather and water conditions before planning any water activities.
  • Always take a friend with you when you go out on the water.
  • Inflatables must remain within designated swimming areas.
  • wear a PFD even when on an inflatable in case of an unexpected fall into the water
  • a water toy will not supervise children. Be an active supervisor!

In the water: safety for children

Parents: always keep an eye on your children whether they are in or out of the water.

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Children on the beach

The children are your responsibility! Make sure they wear a PFD and stay close to shore.

Beach Safety: Park Rules and Reminders


For safety reasons, boaters cannot be near swimming and leashed pet areas.

Water conditions can change quickly from calm to wavy. Always check the weather and water conditions when enjoying a summer swim in Lake Simcoe.

Dogs are not allowed on the main beach sand; There are designated areas for your pet.

There are multiple lifeguards located along the beach in case of an emergency.

Safety when launching boats

Our boat launch is a shared space. Boaters and fishermen, be responsible and aware of the safety of others.

person fishing

Be careful when fishing off the pier. Fishing hooks and lines can get caught in boats.

Wear a PFD and set the trend!

Our PFD loan program lends PFD loans to both adults and children. They can be purchased through a park staff member.

beach at dusk

Safety is great and important. Whether you’re going swimming or taking a boat ride on the water, don’t let peer pressure get to you.

Be a trendsetter by putting your safety first. Always wear a PFD and avoid water activities you may not be prepared for.

Learn more about water safety in Ontario parks!