Beausoleil Island, Honey Harbour

Beausoleil Island is an 8 km long island in Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, near Port Severn, Ontario. It is the largest island in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, and offers island tent and cabin camping, overnight and day docking, heritage education programs, and hiking trails. Wheelchair accessible sites and reserved campsites are also available at the Cedar Spring campground.
Beausoleil Island is one of the last refuges for the seldom-seen Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, the only snake in Ontario whose venom is potentially dangerous to humans. On sunny days, Georgian Bay's cobalt waters form a striking counterpart to the light blue of the sky, the pinkish rocks of the Canadian Shield, and the dark green of the park's famous windswept pines. The Fairy Lake and Cambrian Trails, in the north of the island, offer especially striking views of these natural features.
Northern Beausoleil Island's characteristic bedrock and wetland environment is rich in many species and is a major breeding area for amphibians, turtles and snakes. Southern Beausoleil Island's hardwood and mixed forests are good representations of regional woodland communities.
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  • A beautiful area to hike and take pictures. It is unspoiled and a haven for many different birds. It is easy to take a self guided tour.  more »
  • Beausoleil Island is accessible from Honey Harbour via a ferry that runs several times a day in summer. You can go to the north or south end of the island, be dropped off and then picked up later in t...  more »
  • When visiting the information centre on Beausoleil Island, you need to ask for Shawn Corbiere as your tour guide when wanting to take in the full beauty of this gem in the Georgian Bay region. Shawn w...  more »
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  • Lovely island in the Georgian Bay. Have to reach by canoe or ferry but it's a wonderful trip. Small beaches, trails and campsites as well. The weather was perfect and only makes it a more fun place to visit by yourself or with others.
  • Used to camp here half the summer as a kid. Absolutely loved it, especially all the hiking trails and Cedar Springs. Went back a few years ago and while it's still beautiful I was disappointed to see the beach is pretty much gone and overgrown with weeds now. Wish I had a boat so that I could still go back, but the water taxi from Honey Harbour is a huge rip off (was $200 for 4 people for a 10 minute boat ride).
  • I've never been here but the pictures look nice 5/5
  • Loved this place. Spent an awesome long weekend here
  • Outstanding national park island especially for kids
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