Q: Can I bring my dog to Petrie Island?

A: No, as with all city beaches, dogs are not allowed on the beaches, and are also banned from the entire island because it is a conservation area (Bylaw 2003-77). This applies to both leashed and unleashed dogs, includes all trails, the Conservation Park, and beach areas. The ban applies 365 days a year. Note that trails off  the North Service Road are dog friendly.

Q: Can I bring a BBQ for a picnic?

A: Propane BBQ’s are allowed on the island. There is no limitation on size. Charcoal BBQ’s are prohibited as there is no provision for disposal of waste.

Q: Where are the washrooms located?

A: The only flush toilets on the island are in the main pavilion. Please note that hours for these will vary by season and are operated by the City. Several portable toilets are located around the island from May to October.

Q: Where can I go fishing?

A: Shore fishing areas are along the Basswood and Sunrise trails. Fishing is not permitted along Turtle Trail. Please do not litter; dispose of worm containers and other refuse in trash bins. See map below.

Q: Where can I reserve a space for an event?

A: Areas 1 (Tent) and 2 in the picnic area can be reserved through FOPI. For further details please contact us at

Areas 3 and 4 and the main beach can be reserved through the City at 613-580-2595.

Q: Can I camp overnight on Petrie Island?

A: No camping is allowed anywhere on the island.