Wear your lifejacket at all times. Boats are required to have one lifejacket per person, 15 m (40 ft) of buoyant heaving line, spare paddles or oars, an anchor on 15 m (40 ft) of line, a bailer and a whistle.

Weather conditions change rapidly. Check the weather forecast before heading out on the water.

The marsh is large, keep your point of entry in mind.

If you capsize: Remain with your overturned boat and move shoreward. Sound three long blasts to attract attention if you need assistance. For more information on water safety visit Adventure Smart.

Enjoy your paddle in Toronto’s largest wetland habitat!