There are few things to keep in mind before you come over to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.
Follow these simple steps to protect yourselves and help avoid bites:
- Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, so try to wear lightly coloured clothing.
- Long-sleeved shirts and long pants help reduce exposed skin especially from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Use repellants containing DEET; apply sparingly to exposed skin and on the top of clothing.
Poison ivy is found on most woodlot areas. The ivy grows low to the ground, and has a distinct three-leaf arrangement that makes it easy to identify. Contact with this plant can cause skin irritation and itchiness.
Pay attention to the weather forecasts and dress accordingly. Tours are outside. It is recommended that you dress in layers and wear rubber boots. If you are booking a tour in the fall remember your warm clothes and even a blanket can keep you comfortable.
The Aazhaawe Ferry Boat
The primary transport to and from Georgina Island from April to December, the Aazhaawe (to go across) can carry up to 18 vehicles on board and seat 50 on-foot passengers comfortably in the cabin space. Vehicles can be parked in the Virginia Beach Marina parking lot for those boarding on foot.
While aboard the Ferry please stay within your vehicle or the cabin. Please do not climb on the railings or stand on the boarding ramps.
Additional costs for the Ferry (Collected on board to the island. No return costs.):
- Single car/truck – $40.00
First Nation Cultural Tours does not yet have the proper insured transportation from the beach to the FNCT site (a 5 minute drive up Chief Joseph Snake Road). We currently operate with the use of multiple personal and family owned vans and trusted licensed drivers. If you are a school group please be aware of this before booking.