Readiness is the key to safety. Please print and post this page at your cottage in a visible location. Inform any guests, visitors and renters of this information during your orientation.
Please remember, you are responsibility for your own safety and well being. Assess your surroundings and determine conditions before engaging in any activities on the lake.
Emergency / Critical Phone Numbers
|Emergency (OPP, Fire, Forest Fire, Bear, Ambulance)||911|
|Apsley Medical Centre||(705) 656-4281|
|Hospital for Sick Children||(416) 813-1500|
|Peterborough Family Health Team||(705) 651-4866|
|Peterborough Regional Health Centre||(705) 743-2121|
|Poison Info Centre||1-800-268-9017|
|Quinte Health Centre (QHC) Bancroft||(613) 332-2825|
|Township Office||(705) 656-4445|
Take a First Aid / CPR course. It could save a life.
Play safe in the water. For reference material on water safety, go to lifesavingsociety.com/water-safety.aspx.
You are responsible as a boater to understand and adhere to boating rules and regulations, and to assess boating conditions.
- Canada requires some boats to be licensed. You need to check if this applies to you.
- Canada requires all operators of pleasure craft to show proof of competency.
- Canada has horsepower restrictions for youth. You need to check if this applies to you.
- Note Loon Call Lake is a very rocky lake. Not all rocks are marked. The water level can also go up and down over a foot so rocks not visible this week could be a problem next week.
- Be respectful of swimmers, kayakers, canoeists, etc. be aware of your wake and give them a wide berth.
- Stay as far away as possible from docks so as not to have your wake swamp the dock.
- Respect other cottagers and do not use their docks or shoreline.
- Transport Canada – Go to the Marine section on Pleasure Craft licences, Operation Competency programs and Safe Boating Guide
- FOCA Boating Safety tips including OPP Boat Notes
- Safe Quiet Lakes
- Boating Ontario
- Trent Severn Events
- Pulling a Trailer
- Boating Info & Tips
- Boater Exam
It is your responsibility to understand and follow North Kawartha By-Laws and Ontario Ministry laws, rules and regulations when operating a recreational vehicle, whether riding on your own private property on in public permitted areas. Respect other cottagers and vehicles wherever you travel.
- ATV and ORV Laws in Ontario
- ATV and ORV By-laws in North Kawartha
- Ontario Ministry of Transportation Driver’s Handbook which covers operations of ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles under the Off-road Vehicles section
Fire permits are required for cottagers that wish to have campfires or brush fires. These permits can be obtained online or in person at various locations. All the rules and regulations are on the printed permit. Every once in a while, when there is a severe drought, a fire ban will be issued. The fire ban will be advertised on the radio, with a sign on the Anstruther Lake Road, and on the township website. You can also subscribe to get email notification of fire bans by going to northkawartha.ca/en/our-community/fire-bans.aspx.
Fireworks are banned in the Park.
Fire permits are available online at northkawartha.ca/en/our-services/burn-permit.aspx.
Fire permits are available in person at the following locations.
- Woodview General Store, 6220 Highway 28, Woodview
- Anstruther Marina, FR 63, Anstruther Lake
- Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley
Use all fire prevention procedures at the cottage that you use at home. E.g. fire detectors, CO detectors, fire extinguishers and a fire safety plan.
We share Loon Call Lake with the bears. It is important that you not invite bears to your cottage, and if you encounter a bear that you know what to do.
- Do not attract bears: Do not leave food, food waste, barbeques, scented items, bird feeders outdoors.
- Prepare: Take a whistle and bell when walking in cottage country. Review safety measures.
- If you encounter a black bear: Stop. Do not panic. Remain calm. Slowly back away keeping the bear in sight. Make noise with whistle or bell.
- If you would like to report a bear problem, call 1-866-514-2327.
- In a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Informative links with detailed information can be found here…. be prepared by making this material available at your cottage: