Responsible Boating

The Muskoka Lakes Association supports Muskoka’s lengthy boating history, advocating for safe and respectful boating on Muskoka waterways.  The following links serve as a useful resource to Muskoka’s boating community.

For more information about the MLA’s commitment to boating in Muskoka, please or contact the MLA office at, or 705-765-5723

The Muskoka Lakes Association is a proud sponsor of the Safe and Quiet boating initiative.  To learn more, visit

Boating Regulations

Canadian boating regulations change frequently.  The Muskoka Lakes Association encourages boaters to stay up-to-date on current boating regulations.

Safe, respectful boating in Muskoka

At the Muskoka Lakes Association, we encourage the safe and respectful use of Muskoka’s waterways.  The following position statements highlight the MLA’s perspective on issues relevant to the Muskoka boating community.

Government of Canada Resources

The Government of Canada offers recreational boaters a wide range of useful resources related to boating safety, navigation, vessel registration and enforcement.

Safe Quiet Lakes

The #1 mission of Safe Quiet Lakes is to make the Muskoka lakes safer and quieter to ensure the sustainable enjoyment of a treasured shared resource. Safe Quiet Lakes was formed in 2011 by representatives of lake associations in Central Ontario. They work collaboratively with lake community stakeholders to promote safer and quieter lakes.