Owen Sound and Colpoys Bay form fjordlike harbours on Georgian Bay. Cape Croker, projecting 10 km into the bay, is an Ojibwa reserve. Adjacent Hope Bay is famous for its sheer limestone cliffs and sandy beach. At Lion's Head a jagged rock formation 51 m high gives the site its name. The BRUCE TRAIL follows the rugged wilderness of the Georgian Bay side of the peninsula.
Called "the North American rendezvous of plants," the Bruce is a paradise for botanists, containing northern, transitional and southern tree species, approximately 49 orchid species and 30 species of ferns.
Author RAYMOND N. LOWES
Links to Other Sites
Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
This illustrated Parks Canada website describes the ecology, geography, and history of Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada
Visit this beautiful marine park located at the mouth of Georgian Bay in Ontario. A Parks Canada website.
Four Directions Teachings
Elders and traditional teachers representing the Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and Mi’kmaq share teachings about their history and culture. Animated graphics visualize each of the oral teachings. This website also provides biographies of participants, transcripts, and an extensive array of learning resources for students and their teachers. In English with French subtitles.