Islandview is operating at less than half capacity due to Covid, read the following before booking & traveling:
Thank you for your patience during these times.
Access to the outdoors is more critical than ever for our well-being in these unprecedented times. Missanabie Cree First Nation Members are advised to stay as close to home as possible for outdoor recreation.
To help protect Missanabie Cree First Nation Members and Islandview staff from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease, staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Regardless of the status of Ontario and Canada, we have in place guidelines and rules to follow while at Islandview during COVID-19. These include practicing social distancing, avoiding crowds of people more than your group of people camping with you, and wearing a mask when they encounter other people.
Our lands including trails, lakes, rivers, streams, forests, roads, and parking areas are accessible for recreation and camping. Due to COVID 19, new rules have been set in place for the health and safety of members and staff. There have also been changes to the availability and usage rules of facilities and amenities. These changes include the bathrooms, laundry facilities, the shower house, pavilion , RV toilet area, fish shack, cook house, and campgrounds varies (please see further details below).
Social Distancing - The practice of keeping at least six feet apart from others and avoiding direct physical contact. Is the only effective means of slowing the rate of infection. Social distancing must occur between cottage goers and staff.
Counter Service - As the store will not be open during this time, campers are asked to ensure they have enough gas, fishing equipment, and bug spray. Please plan ahead to ensure you have enough food, water, toilet paper, blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, dishes, dish soap, personal hygiene products, bug spray, mosquito coils, ice, beverages, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and masks. Please note; Island View will only be providing pots and pans for cooking.
Trash - Will not be picked up on the cottage deck. Campers will bring their garbage bags to the designated area on site, and the Camp staff will dispose at the dump. Bring bags to carry out any trash with you.
Hand Sanitizer - Will not be provided at this time, so please bring your own.
Washroom Usage - Those who have booked an RV/tent site and do not have washroom facilities will be able to use the RV washrooms. The washrooms have been equipped with sanitization spray that you are responsible for using on toilet surfaces after each use. Those with RV’s and travel trailers with washroom facilities are encouraged to use their own.
Campground Capacity - Will be limited for purposes of social distancing. There is a limit of four (4) RV/tent sites at a time and camping areas will be designated by the camp managers. Cabins will be alternated weekly; four (4) will available per week. This will allow the cabins to be vacant for one (1) week between uses. This allows time for camp staff to wait the recommended 72-hour post use waiting period prior to entering the cabin for sanitization purposes.
Bookings - The Island View Camp managers will be taking bookings a week at a time for cabins and RV spots. Please call a minimum of one week ahead of your intended arrival. With limited capacity some weeks will book up fairly quickly and you may need to select a different week.
Cabins - Cabins bookings are for 1 household hold that has been self-isolating together. All Members and those in groups that stay at Island View are only permitted to stay for one week unless they request permission from the Camp Managers. This ensures everyone has the chance to access Island View. If there is a conflict, the Camp Managers will bring it to Council for resolution.
Wood - Wood is available for those staying at Island View. Campers will be able to collect the wood at the designated area assigned by camp staff.
RV/Tent Sites - Sites are to be left as you found them. Camp Staff will advise campers which site you are able to use. Each site is allowed 1 RV and 1 tent.
Boats & Motors - There will be no renting or borrowing of boats or motors. This is due to the sanitization chemicals used that can wear away at the rubber seals and some of the coatings on the motors. Therefore, campers are unable to use the equipment for safety reasons.
Canoes & Paddle-boats - Canoes and paddle boats are available for use if you have booked a cabin/RV site. Sanitizing spray will be available for your use when you get the canoe. Canoes should be collected by an adult who is responsible for sanitizing prior to use.
Safety Notices - Campers are to abide by the safety notices posted around the camp site, as there is sufficient and appropriate information about COVID-19 prevention measures and precautions within their cabins. Campers are required to sign a contract for cleaning prior to use. All campers are to provide a credit card at the time of booking.
Boat Launch – Members are permitted to use the boat launch. Please call ahead prior to arrival to advise if you will require parking.
These measures are in place to protect not only the camp managers from possible exposure to Covid-19 but also to protect current and future campers.
All Members who want to book, must abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by Chief, Council, and staff when camping. If the rules are not followed, campers may be asked to leave Island View.
Please respect the health and safety of the community Members of the Town of Missanabie by planning your trip by having extra gas and food. We are unsure if any stores in Missanabie are open at this time.
Please do not book with Islandview if you are/please cancel your booking if you are; sick, have a fever, live in an area that has high numbers of Covid-19 infected people, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Leave no trace of your visit after you leave; pack out what you pack in. This will keep the risk low and Islandview clean.
We need your cooperation while we re-open Islandview.
We recognize many Members want to be on the land, but we are still in the middle of a pandemic.
We are currently not taking reservations for regular non-band Members at this time.
We want to ensure Members are able to utilize Islandview this summer, which is why sites are open to Missanabie Cree First Nation Members only.
Restrictions may be amended by Chief & Council as the pandemic progresses.