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GBA is working with your municipalities, marina operators, Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA), and Boating Ontario to coordinate messaging and promote a safe approach to the issue of access to cottages amidst the coronavirus crisis. See below for GBA’s COVID-19 communications:

May 9, 2020 – Breaking News on Marinas Opening for Seasonal Residents
May 4, 2020 –  GBA Proposes Safe Process to Open Marinas to Seasonal Residents
May 1, 2020 – Marinas Can Now Get Your Boats Ready
April 17, 2020 – GBA on COVID-19 and Access to Seasonal Residences


Click Below to see COVID-19 communications from:

Local Municipalities

First Nations

If you need to access a First Nation territory or marina to get to your cottage please respect the restrictions that are in place. Each First Nation community will be deciding independently when to lift restrictions. It is important to check with them in advance and, if necessary, delay your trip to the cottage or find an alternative means of access to your cottage.

Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA)

US Residents

At this time the border is closed to all travel from the US to Canada given the high incidence of COVID-19, particularly in Michigan and New York states. GBA will monitor these restrictions and report any changes, but would advise that, at this time, the Canada-US border remains closed to all non-essential travel until June 21, 2020.

Boating Ontario

Government Advisories and Guidance

Ontario Government

Transport Canada


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