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This website serves primarily as a communication channel for the B.N.I.A.

The Bayfield-Nares Islanders’ Association (BNIA) is a non-profit organization that represents the cottagers and residents of Nares and Bayfield Inlets.

The area includes the islands and coastal areas of Georgian Bay extending from the Pointe au Baril lighthouse (southern limit), to Charles Inlet (northern limit).

Over 200 cottages, on several hundred islands, are located here.

The BNIA meets annually in July and publishes a Spring and Fall newsletter. Directors are elected annually and meet three times a year to deal with issues affecting the area.

The main functions of the Association are to:

  • Keep members informed on a variety of topics of interest: water levels and other environmental concerns such as water quality and fishing, zoning and services (garbage, telephones, emergency help).
  • Provide information to various government and regulatory agencies on issues which affect the members and similarly, information to members on government and regulatory agencies’ initiatives.
  • Represent our area and work with other cottagers' associations under the umbrella of the Georgian Bay Association.
  • Provide support to the cottagers and education for fire prevention.
  • Organize the annual regatta, marathon canoe race and sailing regatta.
  • Organize and host annual meeting and luncheon.
*Members should receive their annual Directory / Yearbook in late May.
*Snail Mail Address:

Bayfield-Nares Islanders’ Association,
362 Balsam Drive
Oakville, Ontario L6J 3X6

For a MEMBERSHIP FORM please Click Here.

The BNIA directors are working diligently on the members behalf. For the moment please email us and we will forward your message to the appropriate director.

Bayfield-Nares Islanders' Association Constitution: For your bedtime reading Click Here to see the completed document.


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This site was last updated on December 17, 2013.