General policies

Before making a reservation through our online reservation system or by phone at 1-519-354-8184, please familiarize yourself with the following policies:


  • All camping reservations require the acceptance of The Terms and Conditions of a person 18 years of age or older at the time the permit is issued. The person receiving the permit must occupy the site reserved.
  • All camping reservations (serviced or unserviced campsite) require full payment of the Camping Fee for the entire duration of stay, at the time that reservation is made.
  • In case of multiple reservations for the same time period, each campsite must be registered under the name of the actual occupant.
  • Any changes to reservation dates, change of campsite, or cancellation requires a cancellation fee. (See below)


Fees

For a complete list of fees please consult our fee schedules. Note that fees and services vary from park to park.

Campsite maximums and other info

Your campsite fee entitles you to the following:

  • One picnic table per site.
  • Parking for one vehicle per site (a second vehicle per site is allowed for an additional fee).
  • One fire pit per site.
  • Three pieces of equipment allowed on campsite; including one piece of equipment with wheels (camper or trailer) and dining shelter. A maximum of two sleeping units is allowed per campsite.
  • A maximum of 5 people per site.
  • Check-in after 2 p.m. on arrival date.
  • Campsite must be vacated by noon on departure date.
  • Tents must be set up on tent pad, if available, on site.
  • If any maximum is exceeded, another campsite is required.

Reservations

  • Group camping is an additional $10 per person

Cancellations

  • Full amount non-refundable without 24 hours' notice
  • Cancellation using credit card at anytime results in a $10 processing fee
  • Refunds will NOT be granted for advisories including weather (rain, wind, snow, temperature), water quality (blue-green algae, non-potable water), air quality, wild animals, insects / pests (mosquitoes, wasps, mice, geese, etc), liquor bans, car trouble, getting lost, or evictions 


Alcohol bans

  • When an Alcohol ban is not in effect, the consumption of alcohol is only allowed on reserved/permitted campsites within the conservation area.

Unlicensed Motor Vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles

  • ATV's, off-road motorcycles or any other unlicensed vehicles cannot be used within CM Wilson Conservation Area

Campfires

  • Campfires are permitted in designated areas only. Never leave a fire unattended. Please be careful with fires at all times. 

Swimming

  • The waterfront is unsupervised at CM Wilson Conservation Area.  Swim at your own risk. Never swim alone or in unmarked areas. Use the buddy system. Watch children and non-swimmers at all times.


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Conservation Authorities Act 
Loi sur les offices de protection de la nature

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 115

CONSERVATION AREAS — LOWER THAMES VALLEY

Consolidation Period: From December 18, 1998 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

Disclaimer: This consolidation is not an official copy of the law because any amendment to or revocation of Regulation 115 on or after December 18, 1998 would not, by virtue of the Red Tape Reduction Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 18, Sch. I, s. 13 (1), be a regulation within the meaning of Part III (Regulations) of theLegislation Act, 2006 (or the Regulations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.21, the predecessor of that Part), and would therefore not be incorporated into the consolidation.

This Regulation is made in English only.

Interpretation

1. In this Regulation,

“all-terrain vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle intended to be driven,

(a) on snow, ice, or snow and ice, or

(b) on land and water,

but not a motor vehicle, a motorized snow vehicle, an off-road vehicle or a boat;

“Authority” means the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority;

“boat” means a watercraft or other contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, but not an all-terrain vehicle;

“camp-site” means a parcel of land in an area operated by the Authority for camping and identified by a camp-site number, post, marker or other means;

“conservation area” means the land owned by the Authority;

“highway” means a highway as defined in the Highway Traffic Act and a highway whose use or intended use is restricted to permit holders;

“motorcycle” means a motorcycle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act;

“motorized snow vehicle” means a motorized snow vehicle as defined in the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act;

“motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act, but not an all-terrain vehicle or an off-road vehicle;

“officer” means a member of a municipal police force within an area under the jurisdiction of the Authority, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Force or a person or member of a class of persons appointed by the Authority to enforce this Regulation;

“off-road vehicle” means an off-road vehicle as defined in the Off-Road Vehicles Act;

“power boat” means a boat that is propelled otherwise than by sail or muscular power;

“roadway” means a roadway as defined in the Highway Traffic Act;

“superintendent” means the person designated by the Authority as being in charge of the conservation area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 1.

2. This Regulation does not apply to any conservation area that is operated or managed by a municipality or a person or group of persons under an agreement between the municipality, person or group of persons and the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 2.

Permits

3. (1) A permit required for any purpose under this Regulation may be issued on behalf of the Authority by the secretary-treasurer of the Authority or another person appointed by the executive committee of the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 3 (1).

(2) A permit issued under this Regulation is not transferable.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 3 (2).

Prohibited Activities and Activities Requiring Permits

4. (1) No person shall, in the conservation area,

(a) beg;

(b) deface, remove or damage any property;

(c) cut, remove, injure or destroy a plant, tree, shrub, flower or other growing thing;

(d) remove or destroy any soil or rock; or

(e) be abusive, insulting or threatening or make excessive noise or disturb other persons.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 4 (1).

(2) No person shall, in the conservation area, except under a permit issued by the Authority,

(a) kill, trap, pursue or disturb a wild bird, reptile or animal;

(b) possess or ignite fireworks;

(c) camp;

(d) make an excavation;

(e) possess, shoot, discharge or use a spring gun, air gun, firearm, slingshot or any archery equipment;

(f) erect, paint or affix a sign or notice;

(g) sell or offer for sale an article or service;

(h) engage in fund raising;

(i) advertise or carry on a business or enterprise;

(j) conduct a public performance of any kind, or bring equipment for public entertainment into the conservation area;

(k) conduct a public meeting or do anything that is likely to cause persons to congregate; or

(l) remain in the conservation area after the posted times.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 4 (2).

(3) No person shall enter or leave the conservation area, except at the locations designated by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 4 (3).

(4) No person shall enter or remain in a conservation area or part thereof that is designated as closed during certain times during those times.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 4 (4).

5. (1) No person shall deposit litter in the conservation area except in a container designated for the purpose.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 5 (1).

(2) Every person using a camp-site or other facility in a conservation area shall maintain it in a clean and sanitary condition at all times and, when vacating it, shall restore it as nearly as possible to its natural condition.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 5 (2).

6. (1) No person shall wade, bathe or swim in the conservation area except during the times and in the areas designated by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 6 (1).

(2) No person shall use a boat in the conservation area except in the areas designated by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 6 (2).

(3) No person shall operate a power boat in the conservation area except under a permit issued by the Authority and in the areas designated by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 6 (3).

7. (1) No person shall start or maintain a fire in the conservation area except in a fireplace or other location designated by the Authority or under a permit issued by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 7 (1).

(2) No person who starts or maintains a fire in the conservation area shall leave the fire unattended or leave the site of the fire before it is completely extinguished.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 7 (2).

Camping Permits

8. (1) No person shall,

(a) occupy a camp-site except under a permit issued by the Authority; or

(b) occupy a camp-site, under a permit issued by the Authority, after check-out time on the departure day set out in the permit.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (1).

(2) A camping permit, other than a group camping permit, authorizes the holder and five other persons, or a greater number of persons if they are a single family of parents and their children, to occupy the camp-site designated in the permit.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (2).

(3) A group camping permit authorizes members of a religious, charitable, educational or other philanthropic organization to occupy the camp-site designated in the permit.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (3).

(4) A holder of a camping permit may park, on the camp-site,

(a) one motor vehicle; or

(b) up to two motorcycles.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (4).

(5) No person shall park, except with the permission of the superintendent, a vehicle on a camp-site if in so doing the number of vehicles permitted by subsection (4) is exceeded.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (5).

(6) A holder of a camping permit may park a motor vehicle in a designated parking area with the superintendent’s permission.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 8 (6).

Day-Use Area Permits

9. (1) No person shall,

(a) enter or remain in an area designated by the Authority as a day-use permit area except under a permit issued by the Authority; or

(b) remain in an area designated by the Authority as a day-use permit area after check-out time on the day set out in the permit.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 9 (1).

(2) A day-use area permit authorizes the holder and the other members of the holder’s party to enter and remain in the day-use area set out in the permit until check-out time on the day set out in the permit and to park one motor vehicle in a designated parking area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 9 (2).

Animals

10. (1) No person shall bring an animal other than a dog or cat into the conservation area except under a permit issued by the Authority.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 10 (1).

(2) No person who owns or controls an animal shall, in the conservation area, permit the animal to,

(a) make excessive noise or disturb other persons;

(b) enter water designated for wading, bathing or swimming or be on the beach adjacent to that water; or

(c) be at large.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 10 (2).

(3) For the purposes of clause (2) (c), an animal that is secured by a leash more than two metres long shall be considered to be at large.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 10 (3).

(4) No person shall ride or lead a horse or similar animal in the conservation area, except on a highway or other place designated by the Authority, or leave a horse or similar animal in a location where it is likely to cause danger or inconvenience to other persons.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 10 (4).

(5) Despite clause (2) (c), a person may use or be accompanied by a dog that is not secured by a leash while hunting or training within the meaning of the Game and Fish Act if,

(a) hunting or training is permitted in the conservation area; and

(b) the person complies with the Game and Fish Act and the regulations under that Act.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 10 (5).

Vehicles and Traffic

11. (1) The provisions of the Highway Traffic Act set out in the Schedule apply with necessary modifications to the operation of motor vehicles on highways in the conservation area.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 11 (1).

(2) No person shall, in the conservation area,

(a) operate a motor vehicle or ride a bicycle except on a roadway or other place designated by the Authority;

(b) operate a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding twenty kilometres per hour or the speed posted by the Authority as the permitted maximum, whichever is higher;

(c) park a motor vehicle except in accordance with subsection 8 (4), 8 (5) or 9 (2);

(d) park a motor vehicle in a position that is likely to prevent the free or convenient movement of other vehicles;

(e) leave a bicycle in a place likely to cause danger or inconvenience to other persons; or

(f) operate a commercial vehicle, as defined in the Truck Transportation Act, except with the permission of the superintendent.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 11 (2).

12. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, an off-road vehicle or a motorized snow vehicle in the conservation area except,

(a) under a permit issued by the Authority and in a place designated by the Authority for the operation, with permits, of all-terrain vehicles, off-road vehicles or motorized snow vehicles; or

(b) in a place designated by the Authority for the operation, without permits, of all-terrain vehicles, off-road vehicles or motorized snow vehicles.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 12.

13. An officer may direct traffic in the conservation area, and every person shall obey a direction respecting traffic given by an officer.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 13.

Appointment of Officers

14. Staff members of the Authority are appointed officers to enforce this Regulation.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, s. 14.

SCHEDULE 
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT

Sections 133, 135, 136, 138, 140

Subsections 141 (1), (2), (5) and (6)

Sections 142, 143, 147 to 150, 153

Clause 154 (1) (a)

Sections 156 to 160, 162, 165, 167 to 173, 177 to 180, 182, 184, 188

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 115, Sched.

Regulations listed in the Table to section 6 and made under the Conservation Authorities Act

Item

Offence

Section

Set Fine

1.

Beg

4(1)(a)

$50.00

2.

Deface property

4(1)(b)

$125.00

3.

Remove property

4(1)(b)

$125.00

4.

Damage property

4(1)(b)

$125.00

5.

Cut growth

4(1)(c)

$125.00

6.

Remove growth

4(1)(c)

$125.00

7.

Injure growth

4(1)(c)

$125.00

8.

Destroy growth

4(1)(c)

$150.00

9.

Remove soil or rock

4(1)(d)

$125.00

10.

Destroy soil or rock

4(1)(d)

$125.00

11.

Use abusive or insulting language

4(1)(e)

$150.00

12.

Make excessive noise

4(1)(e)

$150.00

13.

Disturb other persons

4(1)(e)

$150.00

14.

Unlawfully kill wildlife

4(2)(a)

$150.00

15.

Unlawfully trap wildlife

4(2)(a)

$150.00

16.

Unlawfully pursue wildlife

4(2)(a)

$150.00

17.

Unlawfully disturb wildlife

4(2)(a)

$150.00

18.

Unlawfully possess fireworks

4(2)(b)

$100.00

19.

Unlawfully ignite fireworks

4(2)(b)

$150.00

20.

Unlawfully camp

4(2)(c)

$125.00

21.

Unlawfully make excavation

4(2)(d)

$125.00

22.

Unlawfully possess spring gun

4(2)(e)

$100.00

23.

Unlawfully possess air gun

4(2)(e)

$100.00

24.

Unlawfully possess firearm

4(2)(e)

$100.00

25.

Unlawfully possess slingshot

4(2)(e)

$100.00

26.

Unlawfully possess archery equipment

4(2)(e)

$100.00

27.

Unlawfully shoot spring gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

28.

Unlawfully shoot air gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

29.

Unlawfully shoot firearm

4(2)(e)

$150.00

30.

Unlawfully shoot slingshot

4(2)(e)

$150.00

31.

Unlawfully shoot archery equipment

4(2)(e)

$150.00

32.

Unlawfully discharge spring gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

33.

Unlawfully discharge air gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

34.

Unlawfully discharge firearm

4(2)(e)

$150.00

35.

Unlawfully discharge slingshot

4(2)(e)

$150.00

36.

Unlawfully discharge archery equipment

4(2)(e)

$150.00

37.

Unlawfully use spring gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

38.

Unlawfully use air gun

4(2)(e)

$150.00

39.

Unlawfully use firearm

4(2)(e)

$150.00

40.

Unlawfully use slingshot

4(2)(e)

$150.00

41.

Unlawfully use archery equipment

4(2)(e)

$150.00

42.

Unlawfully erect sign

4(2)(f)

$125.00

43.

Unlawfully paint sign

4(2)(f)

$125.00

44.

Unlawfully affix sign

4(2)(f)

$125.00

45.

Unlawfully sell

4(2)(g)

$50.00

46.

Unlawfully offer for sale

4(2)(g)

$50.00

47.

Unlawfully engage in fund raising

4(2)(h)

$50.00

48.

Unlawfully advertise

4(2)(i)

$50.00

49.

Unlawfully carry on business

4(2)(i)

$50.00

50.

Unlawfully conduct public performance

4(2)(j)

$50.00

51.

Unlawfully bring in equipment for public entertainment

4(2)(j)

$50.00

52.

Unlawfully conduct public meeting

4(2)(k)

$50.00

53.

Unlawfully cause persons to congregate

4(2)(k)

$50.00

54.

Unlawfully remain after closing hours

4(2)(l)

$125.00

55.

Enter at other than designated entry point

4(3)

$100.00

56.

Leave at other than designated point

4(3)

$100.00

57.

Enter after closing hours

4(4)

$125.00

58.

Remain after closing hours

4(4)

$125.00

59.

Litter

5(1)

$125.00

60.

Fail to keep camp area clean

5(2)

$125.00

61.

Fail to leave camp area in natural condition

5(2)

$125.00

62.

Unlawfully swim

6(1)

$50.00

63.

Unlawfully wade

6(1)

$50.00

64.

Unlawfully bathe

6(1)

$50.00

65.

Unlawfully use boat

6(2)

$125.00

66.

Unlawfully operate power boat

6(3)

$125.00

67.

Unlawfully start fire

7(1)

$150.00

68.

Unlawfully maintain fire

7(1)

$150.00

69.

Leave fire unattended

7(2)

$150.00

70.

Leave fire site before fire extinguished

7(2)

$150.00

71.

Unlawfully occupy camp-site

8(1)(a)

$125.00

72.

Occupy camp-site after check-out time

8(1)(b)

$75.00

73.

Excessive number of persons occupying camp-site

8(2)

$75.00

74.

Excessive number of vehicles parked on camp-site

8(5)

$75.00

75.

Unlawfully enter day-use permit area

9(1)(a)

$125.00

76.

Unlawfully remain in day-use permit area

9(1)(a)

$125.00

77.

Remain in day-use permit area after check-out time

9(1)(b)

$125.00

78.

Unlawfully bring animal into conservation area

10(1)

$75.00

79.

Permit animal to make excessive noise

10(2)(a)

$75.00

80.

Permit animal to disturb other persons

10(2)(a)

$75.00

81.

Permit animal near swimming area

10(2)(b)

$75.00

82.

Permit animal to be at large

10(2)(c)

$75.00

83.

Unlawfully ride horse

10(4)

$75.00

84.

Unlawfully leave horse

10(4)

$75.00

85.

Operate motor vehicle off roadway

11(2)(a)

$125.00

86.

Ride bicycle off roadway

11(2)(a)

$75.00

87.

Operate motor vehicle at excessive speed

11(2)(b)

$125.00

88.

Leave bicycle in improper place

11(2)(e)

$50.00

89.

Unlawfully operate commercial vehicle

11(2)(f)

$125.00

90.

Unlawfully operate all-terrain vehicle

12

$125.00

91.

Unlawfully operate motorized snow vehicle

12

$125.00

92.

Fail to obey officer

13

$125.00