Bongopix Outdoor Adventure Equipment Waiver

For Bongopix guests who use our canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, and/or cross-country skis

Canoe/Kayak Safety Guidelines:

1. Each registered Bongopix guest must sign the digital waiver prior to using canoes or kayaks.

2. Canoe/Kayak participants will not use alcohol or drugs.

3. Canoe/Kayak participants will wear a life jacket at all times.

4. Canoe/Kayak participants must have an “orange safety bucket” in their boat at all times. Bongopix attaches the necessary safety bucket to each boat.

Waiver FAQ

Why do I have to sign this waiver?

We need a formal agreement confirming that you accept the risks of these outdoor activities. Canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are safe activities that are manageable for beginners to enjoy. However, accidents can happen, and this document protects Bongopix from liability litigation. We take all safety precautions to ensure that you are using safe equipment, and by you signing the waiver, you acknowledge that we are not at fault if you get hurt.

What information do I need to submit?

The waiver can be completed in 1 minute on your mobile device. The digital waiver will request:

1. First and Last Name
2. Emergency Contact Number
3. Email Address
4. Check a Box to acknowldge you read the waiver
5. Digital Signature

What do you do with my information?

Your information is kept private and used for no other purpose other than this waiver. We use the professional digital waiver company to safely and securely facilitate our online waiver.

I can swim, do I have to wear the life jacket?

Drowning is the #1 cause of death in Algonquin Park. It is also the most preventable. WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET! Canoeing is harder than it looks, especially if it's windy. Every year a canoe falls in the water. If your canoe falls into the water you will enter a state of shock. Even if you can swim, a life jacket will save your life. Don't pretend to be a hero, come back alive, wear a life jacket.

Can I have a beer in my canoe?

Alcohol, drugs, and other mind altering substances should not be in any boat. It's the law. Impaired boating accidents happen every year. Do not use our equipment while under the influence of something. Once a year, every summer, the police do a random check of all the boats on Galeairy Lake. They check for life jackets, the orange safety bucket, and they also check for signs of impairment and substance use. Don't take the risk, arrive alive, boat sober please.

What's in the orange safety bucket?

By law, all boats must have an orange safety bucket on board. Inside the bucket is: a whistle, a waterproof flashlight, and a buoyant rope. The bucket itself can be used to bail out water if your boat accumulates a lot of water. Bongopix staff check the orange safety buckets every year to ensure that all contents are included. Every Bongopix boat has an orange safety bucket attached to it. If you don't see it, please contact us and we will get you one.