Christian Beach is located on the western shore of Beausoleil Island in one of Canada’s special places: Georgian Bay Islands National Park (GBI). Nestled in the famous 30,000 Islands, the world’s largest chain of freshwater islands, GBI is an inspiring landscape where the rugged scenery of the Canadian Shield blends into rich hardwood forests teeming with bird life.

Beausoleil Island is the largest island in the park and is boat access only. Boat, kayak, or take a watertaxi,  and once there you can explore the trails on foot or by bike. There are four waterfront cabins at Christian Beach that offer a comfortable retreat after a day on the trails.

Beausoleil is found on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield and the transition is readily apparent in many areas. The intersection of the two distinct regions allows for a variety of wildlife to flourish. The venomous but shy massasauga rattlesnake may be found on the island. They are a threatened species and are increasingly rare, largely due to habitat loss. To assist with research efforts, please let park staff know if you see a rattlesnake. Remember to stay at least 2 metres away from the snake.

Learn about a couple of species at risk in this area.


Best Seasons to Visit




Things to Do Here

Fat Bike


Mountain Bike

Trail Run

Getting Here

Christian Beach

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Location Information

The best way out to the island is via the Daytripper water taxi.

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Local Resources

Explore this amazing place with help from local resources:

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

The landscape of Georgian Bay Islands National Park inspired the Group of Seven. Let it inspire you.

Muskoka Trails Council

The Muskoka Trails Council supports and co-ordinates the construction and maintenance of a trails system, including areas for pedestrians and cyclists adjacent to public roads and similar locations, for the benefit of the public.


Species at Risk in the Spotlight

Cerulean Warbler

Try to spot this small, sky-blue cerulean warbler high in the tops of mature deciduous trees. Listen for the buzzy “zee zee zizizizizi eet” call of this threatened species.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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Massasauga Rattlesnake

Massasauga rattlesnakes are Ontario’s only venomous snake, and although its venom is potent, this is a small snake with small fangs and a limited amount of venom. Snake bites are rare and readily prevented by wearing proper footwear. If you see or hear a rattlesnake, simply leave it alone! If you give the snake room it will retreat.

For more information on how to prevent and treat rattlesnake bites – Snake Safety Tips.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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