Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake Information Guide

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Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake information guide

Rainbow Falls

Reservations: 1-888-ont-park (1-888-668-7275)

White Lake

I would personally like to encourage you to speak with one of our many dedicated park staff about what all of our parks have to offer. Each one is truly special and for the complete experience they really all are a must see. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy some of the most breath-taking views in all of Canada as you travel the north shore of Lake Superior between them. Don’t forget to check out the Neys Visitor Centre or ask a staff member about our Discovery Program and upcoming events we might be offering at each park. Milky Way, Neys Provincial Park

Welcome to Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake Provincial Parks! On behalf of all the staff at Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake Provincial Parks, we would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to travel and visit us at one of our magnificent locations. We are truly honored to be your host and wish you nothing but the best during your time with us. Perhaps you’re here to take advantage of the fishing or enjoy one of the many other water activities we offer at White Lake. Sitting back at Neys for a view of the northern lights over Lake Superior. Listening to the sounds of a crackling campfire and waves crashing along the coast at Rossport or maybe you’re enjoying one of our many beaches and a breathtaking hike along the scenic Rainbow Falls. Whatever it is you’re after we certainly hope your visit will entice you to return for years to come and that you will continue to enjoy the peacefulness, scenic views and tranquility of the what our region has to offer.


While you’re with us, check out the merchandise at one of our park gatehouses to see the camping supplies, keepsakes and goodies we have to offer. Don’t forget to ask about our many equipment rental opportunities for those looking to explore further. Finally, we take pride in providing clean facilities, a secure park and friendly service. If you have any concerns or suggestions, be sure to leave a comment in the drop box upon your departure. Alternatively, you can contact the Park Office directly or reach us via the Ontario Parks website. Sincerely, Justin Punchard, Park Superintendent

First Aid & Emergencies First Aid kits for the treatment of minor cuts and scrapes are located at the Gatehouse. Trained staff can provide basic First Aid on request. For serious accidents they will provide assistance and put you in touch with professional care. The staff at our parks have set procedures that must be followed for all emergencies. Should you











Police..............................................1-888-310-1122 Ambulance.....................................1-807-229-9017 Poison Control................................1-800-268-9017 Forest Fire Reporting......................1-888-310-3473

or one of your party contact emergency services, it is important for park staff to be notified as soon as possible. Our staff are trained to escort emergency vehicles into the park in a quick and organized manner. Park staff are required to follow up on any situation involving police, emergency medical or hospital services. Please keep us informed.

Neys Specific Information Emergency Address: 26 km west of Marathon and 48 km east of Terrace Bay Pay phone is located at the Visitor Centre AED available at the Neys Gatehouse Hospital Marathon.......................... 1-807-229-1740 Park Office....................................... 1-807-229-1624 Park Duty Officer............................. 1-807-823-0885

Rainbow Falls Specific Information Emergency Address: WHITESAND CAMPGROUND: 11 km west of Schreiber and 10 km east of Rossport ROSSPORT CAMPGROUND: 15 km west of Schreiber and 6 km east of Rossport Pay phone is located at the Whitesand and Rossport Gatehouses AEDs available at Rainbow Falls Gatehouse and Rossport Campground Gatehouse Hospital Terrace Bay........................ 1-807-825-3273 Park Office....................................... 1-807-824-2298 Park Duty Officer............................. 1-807-823-0886

White Lake Specific Information Emergency Address: 60 km east of Marathon and 35 km west of White River Pay phone is located at the Gatehouse AED available at the White Lake Comfort Station

Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake 2020 Rental Fees Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake offers a range of recreational equipment rentals to help our guests to get out and explore all our parks have to offer! Pick up your rental equipment and safety gear at the gatehouse! RENTAL ITEM


2 hr. - $10 4 hr. - $15 Canoe 8 hr. - $25 Weekend - $50 2 hr. - $15 Hydro Bikes 4 hr. - $25 Single 8 hr. - $40 2 hr. - $25 Hydro Bikes 4 hr. - $35 Double 8 hr. - $50 2 hr. - $10 Kayak - Single 4 hr. - $15 8 hr. - $25 2 hr. - $15 Kayak - Double 4 hr. - $20 8 hr. - $30 2 hr. - $5 Mountain Bike 4 hr. - $10 Rental 8 hr. - $15 2 hr. - $10 Stand-up Paddle Board 4 hr. - $15 (SUP) 8 hr. - $25 2 hr. - $10 Paddle Boat 4 hr. - $15 8 hr. - $25


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Dock Rentals

$7.43 daily $39.62 weekly

Power Boat Rentals

$75.00 daily Rainbow Falls, $350.00 weekly White Lake $25 each to a maximum of $75

White Lake

Hospital Marathon.......................... 1-807-229-1740

PFD Deposit

Park Office....................................... 1-807-822-2447 Park Duty Officer............................. 1-807-823-0845

All equipment requires a $100 damage deposit.

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Attention White Lake Dock Users A reminder that all dock users must have and display a valid dock permit. Please see the gate staff to obtain your permit. Please remember to only park boat trailers in the designated areas and that all boats must be attached to a dock and not pulled on shore. Failure to adhere to this may result in your equipment being towed and/or subsequent enforcement action. Thank you for ensuring that the ecological integrity of White Lake is protected and that all users are able to enjoy the boat launch and beach areas.

Discourage uninvited guests

Bears are attracted to anything that looks or smells like food. Items like unwashed utensils, food packaging, toiletries and trash are tasty treats for bears. Be BEAR WISE when camping: • Don’t leave food or scented items unattended on your campsite • Pack and store these items in your vehicle, out of sight, with windows closed • Clean food preparation areas promptly after use • Routinely take your garbage to the park’s waste depot

Let's all be Bear Wise Always call 911 in an emergency Call 1-866-514-2327 to report a sighting

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Be PARKsmart

Ask Ontario Parks’ Staff about borrowing a PFD!

Explore our LEARN TO programs LEARN TO CAMP

Will teach you to all the camping skills you need to camp on your own. All camping equipment is provided. LEARN TO FISH

Free two-hour program introducing kids, teens and adults to fishing. Lifejacket, licence and fishing equipment are provided.


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Why Driftwood Matters Written by Laura Myers, Ontario Parks Each piece of driftwood has its own story. But its story isn’t over when it washes up on the beach. Ecological benefits Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root. Driftwood also retains moisture much like mulch in a garden. It creates shade and adds nutrients to an otherwise hot environment. Do animals use driftwood? Driftwood is like an apartment building for small animals such as insects and arthropods. Shorebirds also rely on driftwood for nesting, feeding, and shelter. Partially submerged driftwood provides habitat for aquatic species including plants, invertebrates, fish, and other animals. An important puzzle piece Driftwood is an important puzzle piece in the greater ecosystem. For this reason, it is not permitted to remove, burn, or create structures out of driftwood in provincial parks. Please leave it where it lies.

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Sketching Superior: the Group of Seven Originally written by Maureen Forrester With the mission to paint the rugged landscapes of Canada, the now famous Group of Seven Canadian artists formed in 1920. As their name suggests, there were seven members. As members left or passed away, new members were added. Original members included: Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Franklin Carmichael, Frederick H. Varley, and Frank Johnston. A.J. Casson joined in 1926, followed by Edwin Holgate (1930), and L.L. FitzGerald (1932). In 1921, Harris took his first trip to the north shore of Lake Superior and fell in love with the landscape. He returned many times, bringing Jackson, Lismer, Casson, and Carmichael. They painted landscapes which are now protected by Neys Provincial Park. One of Harris’ most well-known works is Pic Island, Lake Superior 1924. During their trips, they would hike and camp for an average of two weeks. They painted en plein air, meaning “in the open air”. In the field, they created “sketches”, which are quick miniature paintings. The group reproduced their favourites into full sized paintings when they returned to their studio in Toronto.

Moments of Algoma Interpretive Sign, Pic Island Overlook 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven. Visit Neys to explore the rugged beauty that inspired them, to participate in an art-based Discovery Program, or stop by the Visitor Centre to learn more. You can experience the breathtaking view of Pic Island by hiking the Pic Island Overlook Trail at Neys. The trail is a 4.5-kilometre steep, linear trail. It’s worth the trek! Driving between Sault Ste. Marie and Nipigon? There are Moments of Algoma Group of Seven interpretive signs along the way for you to appreciate the iconic landscapes as these painters once did.

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Ontario Parks Beach Posting Fact Sheet Recreational water quality is routinely monitored at Ontario Parks designated beaches. Samples are tested at Public Health Ontario Laboratories for Escherichia coli (E.coli), an organism found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. Water quality factors Recreational water quality is influenced by a number of factors, and can change between sampling periods. Influences include: • Heavy rainfall • Large numbers of water fowl • High winds or wave activity • Large number of swimmers Beach posting Ontario Parks staff post signage at beaches (example below) when E.coli levels in the water exceed provincial standards. Signage is placed to warn bathers that the beach water may be unsafe for swimming. Swimming in beaches that are posted for elevated bacterial levels may cause: • Skin infections/rash • Ear, eye, nose and throat infections • Gastrointestinal illness (if water is consumed)

are removed when test results show bacterial levels are acceptable. Beach water quality can change at any time and guests should avoid swimming during and after storms, floods, heavy rainfall, or in the presence of large numbers of waterfowl. How you can help Ontario Parks guests can help maintain our beach water quality by following these simple guidelines: • Do not feed birds or other wildlife • Leave nothing behind – dispose of all garbage/ food waste • Use designated pet beaches when swimming with your dog – pets are not permitted in Ontario Parks public beaches • Do not let children swim in soiled diapers • Do not use shampoos or soaps in lake water

Beach postings are based on E.coli counts in beach water samples taken within the past 24 hours, and

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Pic Island Overlook, Neys Provincial Park

Water Safety – It’s Your Responsibility 1. There are no lifeguards on our beaches. Water safety is your responsibility at all times. 2. Take the steps to be safe around water. Learning how to swim and water survival techniques help keep us all safe. 3. Always supervise children and non-swimmers by watching them when they are in or around the water. 4. Ensure children and non-swimmers wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in or around the water. 5. Swim in only designated swimming areas. When the water is rough, or conditions are not clear – STAY OUT! Never swim alone. You should always swim with a buddy. 6. Using a floatie? Offshore winds often blow inflatables out into dangerous waters. Ensure inflatable rafts or toys are used in shallow water areas only and pay attention to changing wind conditions. 7. Be responsible. Avoid substance use when involved in water-related recreational activities. 8. Protect your neck. Never dive into shallow or murky water. 9. If you suspect a drowning or any other type of water emergency, call 911 and contact the park office immediately. ­

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Wondering What To Do With Your Empty Propane Cylinder? Ontario Parks strongly encourages visitors to use refillable propane cylinders and to reuse them as many times as safe to do so. This helps to keep our parks litter-free and reduce waste! Single use (non-refillable) propane cylinders should be deposited in Orange Drop collection cages found in many provincial parks. Single use cylinders may also be brought to an Orange Drop collection site. Visit www. and search by postal code to find out where to drop-off your cylinders and other household hazardous waste.

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Safely disposing of your propane cylinders ensures that any remaining gases will be captured and the metal, valves and other elements will be recovered and reused. Orange Drop is responsible for managing household hazardous waste such as propane cylinders, singleuse batteries, empty oil containers and other products that require special care for recycling or safe disposal. Because of risks to people and the environment: • Don’t discharge leftover propane into the atmosphere, even if the cylinder comes with a device to do this. • Don’t deposit any propane cylinders into your blue box. • Don’t put cylinders in the garbage. When it comes to the environment, we all have a responsibility!

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Summary of Provincial Park Offences When visiting Ontario Parks, you must show respect and consideration for your fellow visitors and the park environment. The following table lists some of the common laws enforced in provincial parks. The Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 and other legislation governing behaviour in provincial parks can be reviewed at provincial park offices and at: These laws are enforced by provincial park wardens who have all the power and authority of a member of the Ontario Provincial Police within a provincial park. Many of the listed offences could result in eviction from a provincial park. If evicted, you are prohibited from re-entering any provincial park for a period of 72 hours. Minimum fines listed below do not include court costs or victim fine surcharge. Offence Alcoholic Beverages • Having liquor in open container in other than residence (campsite) • Consuming liquor in other than residence • Driving or having care or control of a motor vehicle with open or unsealed container of liquor • Person under 19 years having liquor • Being intoxicated in a public place • Unlawfully have liquor in listed park (during liquor ban) Rowdyism / Noise • Use discriminatory, harassing, abusive or insulting language or gestures • Make excessive noise • Disturb other persons • Operate audio device in prohibited area Storing Wildlife Attractants • Unlawfully store wildlife attractants Refuse • Litter or cause litter • Fail to keep campsite / facility clean • Fail to restore campsite / facility to original condition Vehicles • Unlawfully take motor vehicle into park or possess or operate it • Speeding –more than 20 km/hr • Operate vehicle off roadway • Disobey stop sign

Parking • Park vehicle in area not designated • Park vehicle in prohibited area • Fail to display permit on parked vehicle Pets • Permit domestic animal to be without leash • Permit domestic animal to make excessive noise • Permit domestic animal to be in designated swimming area or on a beach • Permit domestic animal to disturb people • Permit domestic animal to be in a posted prohibited area


Minimum Fine $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 175.00 $ 100.00 $ 50.00 $ 100.00

$ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 75.00

$ 125.00

Explanation If you are 19 years of age or older, you are permitted to possess or consume liquor (beer, wine, spirits) only on a registered campsite. Drivers are responsible for ensuring that liquor is properly stored while in a vehicle. Liquor must be in a container that is unopened and the seal unbroken or is packed away and not accessible to any person in the vehicle. Many parks enforce a complete liquor ban on Victoria Day and for the preceding ten days. A liquor ban is also in effect at Sibbald Point Provincial Park on Labour Day and for the preceding four days. During these time frames, possession of liquor is prohibited everywhere within parks imposing the liquor ban. Provincial parks are established to provide a setting for peaceful and natural experiences. Rowdy behaviour, which includes excessive noise, or obscene language or gestures, is not permitted. You cannot disturb any other person or interfere with their enjoyment of the park any time of the day or night. Operation of an audio device (such as a radio, stereo, TV, etc.) in a radio-free area is prohibited.

Do not maintain or store potential wildlife attractants, including food or beverages, food preparation or storage equipment, cooking devices or utensils, garbage or recycling products, scented products or any other item in a manner that is likely to attract wildlife.


Deposit all garbage and litter in the containers provided to discourage wildlife from becoming pests. Campsites and/or facilities must be kept clean at all times to eliminate potential hazards to parks visitors and minimize human-wildlife conflict.

$ 125.00

Off-road vehicles are not permitted in provincial parks because of the environmental damage they cause.

$ 100.00 $ 125.00 $ 85.00 (plus 3 demerit points)

$ 30.00

$ 75.00

Licenced motor vehicles may be operated on roads only. You must follow the rules of the road and remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies on all park roads. Each vehicle in the park must have a valid provincial park permit. Bicycles are only allowed on park roads and on designated bike trails.

All vehicles must park in a designated area and display a valid park permit. You must prominently display your valid park permit on your dashboard.

For the protection of wildlife and other park visitors, your pet must be under control and on a leash not exceeding 2 metres at all times. You must ensure your pet does not damage or interfere with vegetation or wildlife. You must also ensure your pet does not interfere with others’ enjoyment of the park. Pets are not permitted in the swimming area, on the beach or in a posted prohibited area at any time.

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Offence Environmental Protection • Damage / deface / remove Crown property • Disturb / harm / remove natural object • Disturb / cut / remove / harm plant or tree • Kill plant or tree • Disturb / kill / remove / harm / harass animal Camping Permit • Fail to vacate and remove property from campsite on permit expiry • Unlawfully occupy campsite • Camp over time limit Camping Equipment / Persons • Place more than 3 pieces of shelter equipment on campsite • Place more than one tent trailer, travel trailer or self-propelled camping unit on campsite • Excessive number of persons occupying campground campsite / interior campsite Campfires • Start or tend fire other than in fireplace or designated place • Start or tend fire where notice of fire hazard is posted Fireworks • Possess fireworks • Ignite fireworks Hours of Closing • Enter park after closing • Remain in park after closing

Minimum Fine


$ 125.00

To maintain the park as a natural setting, the removal of natural objects is prohibited. All vegetation, wildlife and natural features are protected in provincial parks. Cutting any live growth or damaging any natural or other object is prohibited. You may not take any fallen or dead wood from a provincial park for the purpose of a campfire or other such intent.

$ 125.00 $ 125.00 $ 150.00 $ 150.00

$ 75.00 $ 125.00 $ 75.00

$ 75.00

$ 150.00

$ 100.00 $ 150.00 $ 125.00

You are required to vacate and remove all property from your campground campsite or interior campsite by 2:00 p.m. on the date your permit expires so that others may have access to it. The maximum length of stay on a provincial park campground campsite is 23 consecutive nights and 16 consecutive nights on an interior campsite to ensure park visitors have an equal opportunity to enjoy our campsites and limit environmental impact. Without a limit on the amount of camping gear allowed, campsites would quickly deteriorate, becoming larger, eventually destroying the surrounding vegetation. The maximum number of campers allowed per campground campsite is six persons and the maximum number of campers allowed on an interior campsite is nine persons.

Fireplaces are designated by park staff for safety reasons. Restricting fires to these locations greatly reduces the risk of forest fires. For the prevention of forest fires, a park superintendent may give notice of a fire hazard and implement a fire ban. At any time during a fire ban no person is permitted to have a fire unless otherwise stated by the park superintendent. Possession or use of fireworks is prohibited in provincial parks at all times. They constitute a fire hazard and disturb visitors and wildlife who wish to enjoy the park in a peaceful manner.

Only registered campers are allowed in a provincial park during the posted hours of closing.

Fines are subject to change. This is not a complete listing of offences; please refer to the specific legislation.

ACKNOWLEDGE A JOB WELL DONE Help us select the next recipients of the Ontario Parks Partners Bursary program. Each year, our corporate partners recognize outstanding young people who work in Ontario’s provincial parks with an Ontario Parks Partners Bursary. Students who demonstrate excep�onal customer service, ini�a�ve and leadership are eligible for the bursary. Recipients receive a grant of $500 towards their educa�on. You can nominate any student working in Ontario Parks by comple�ng a nomina�on form before Labour Day. Ask at the park office for details. Thank you to our 2019 Bursary Partners:

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Ticks and Lyme Disease Do ticks and Lyme disease make you wary of going outdoors this summer? By being aware of ticks and understanding the role they play in spreading Lyme disease you are taking the first step to protect yourself and your loved ones. There are many different species of ticks and not all of them carry Lyme disease. The most common tick you may encounter is the American Dog Tick, which does not carry Lyme disease. The only tick that carries Lyme disease in Ontario is the Blacklegged (Deer) Tick, Ixodes Scapularis. Both ticks can be found in wooded areas or tall grass habitats. In Ontario, Blacklegged ticks are more commonly found in rural areas along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Blacklegged ticks are known to feed on migratory birds and as a result, they can be transported throughout the province. Therefore, while the potential is low, it is possible for people to encounter Blacklegged ticks, or to be infected with Lyme disease from the bite of an infected Blacklegged tick, almost anywhere in the province. Ticks feed slowly, and an infected tick must feed on a person for at least 24 hours in order to infect them with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Because of this delay, prompt detection and removal of ticks is one of the key methods of preventing Lyme disease. If you become infected from a tick bite, symptoms usually begin within 1 - 2 weeks, but can take as long as one month to begin. The “classic” symptom is a bulls-eye rash that can develop anywhere on the body; however, this rash may not occur in all cases. Early symptoms of Lyme disease can include flu-like symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiff neck, jaw pain, and sore muscles. If untreated, problems with the heart, nervous system, and joints can occur months or years later. Lyme disease is easily treated in the early stages so seek medical attention if you feel unwell. When you are out in tick habitat you can better protect yourself by taking a few precautions: 1. Wear long sleeves and tuck your pants into your socks. 2. Wear light coloured clothing so you can detect ticks before they attach. 3. Use insect repellent containing “Deet” (please

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follow manufacturer’s directions). Apply it to your skin and outer clothing. 4. Conduct a tick check. Look on your clothes, body and pets. Pay close attention to your groin, scalp and armpits. 5. If you find a tick on your body, properly remove it and place it in a container. Contact your local health unit to inquire about having the tick sent for identification and testing. This test may take several months and is not diagnostic. Additionally, you may contact your family doctor for questions on Lyme disease. By following these simple suggestions, you can have a safe and enjoyable time exploring Neys, Rainbow Falls and White Lake Provincial Parks. For more information please consult the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s website:

Blacklegged Tick Ixodes scapularis on a blade of grass

Blacklegged Ticks Ixodes scapularis are known to transmit Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi, to humans and animals during feeding, when they insert their mouth parts into the skin of a host, and slowly take in the nutrient-rich host blood. Photo by: Jim Gathany, CDC


Found a Tick?

4 Use fine point tweezers 4 Grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible 4 Gently pull the tick straight out 4 Disinfect the bite area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water 4 Save tick (alive if possible) in a jar, with a piece of damp paper towel for identification and potential testing. Park staff can provide contact information for the local Health Unit, or alternatively you can take the tick to your family doctor for testing. 4 Watch for symptoms and seek medical attention if you feel unwell or if you cannot safely remove the tick. DON’T: 5 Grasp around bloated belly and squeeze the tick 5 Use a match, heat or chemicals to try and remove it 5 Twist the tick when pulling it out


Firewood Restrictions Bringing firewood when you travel to or from your favourite provincial park may seem harmless but can spread invasive species such as insects, plants and diseases. Many of these species are hidden in the wood and are difficult to detect. Millions of trees have already been infected. Help us reduce the spread by; • Leaving firewood at home • Purchasing kiln-dried firewood where available • Buying local If you move firewood out of an area regulated for a quarantined pest without prior approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) you could face penalties of up to $50,000 and/or prosecution. For more information on firewood movement restrictions and the latest updates about emerald ash borer and other regulated pests, please visit or contact the CFIA at 1-800442-2342.

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