MORE LAND FOR THE BRUCE PENINSULA NATIONAL PARK

Jul 18, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Parks Canada has acquired some privately owned land in the Georgian Bay area – to expand the Bruce Peninsula National Park.

The property is just over 1,300 hectares and includes 6.5 kilometres of uninterrupted shoreline – which is home to at least 10 federally listed species at risk – and dozens of significant cave systems.

The property was publicly listed for $20.6 million – but the agency says the final purchase price will not be made public – until the transaction is complete.

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the money is coming from the 2018 federal budget – which included $1.3 billion to protect nature, parks, and wild spaces.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy also made a significant financial contribution towards the purchase – because a portion of the famous Bruce Trail runs through the property.

The land forms a significant part of the UNESCO “Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.”

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