Safe Quiet Lakes has fielded the most comprehensive and professional surveys of lake users ever conducted in Ontario. The 2013 survey attracted 1700 responses, and the 2017 survey 3300 responses. The insights from these surveys led to a better understanding of the activities, issues and concerns of lake users in the region. Results have been used by local and federal governments and by lake associations as a basis for developing programs and strategies. These surveys form the basis of our actions and priorities.

In the Summer 2021, Safe Quiet Lakes, is continuing this research in partnership with Algonquin College and guided by a team of experts.  This new survey will probe more deeply the attitudes on boat motor decibels, the impact of large wakes and speed and continue to track evolving concerns such as “are things getting better or worse?”, “Is boat traffic increasing?”.

Reports from our past surveys are below.

Click HERE to participate in this years survey.

Your responses are confidential. The results will be analyzed by the professor and the students of the Marketing Research and Business Intelligence Program of Algonquin College, Ontario. No individual participant or their responses will be identified. The survey conforms to the legislation in PIPEDA

Is your lake Association interested sharing the survey with your membership?
Click HERE for a Survey Backgrounder and HERE for communications recommendations.

For further information and Media inquiries:  outreach@safequiet.ca

2017 Your Lakes, Your Views – Detailed Report

Read the 2017 Your Lakes, Your Views detailed report pdf

2017 Your Lakes, Your Views – Summary Report

Read the 2017 Your Lakes, Your View Summary report pdf

2013 Survey Results Detailed Report

Read the 2013 Survey Results Detailed Report PDF

2013 Survey Results Summary Report

Read the 2013 Survey Results Summary Report PDF