Bruce Peninsula National Park (established 1987, 156 km2
) consists of a former provincial park and private lands acquired on a "willing buyer-willing seller" basis. Over 75% of the total area of the park has been acquired.
The park is located on the northern tip of the BRUCE PENINSULA
, at the northern terminus of the NIAGARA ESCARPMENT
. The area is a spectacular yet fragile land of rare orchids, limestone cliffs, ancient forests of cedar clinging tenaciously to cliffside habitats and unique KARST
formations, including caves, sinkholes and underground streams. Bruce Peninsula National Park, along with FATHOM FIVE NATIONAL MARINE PARK
(Canada's first NATIONAL MARINE CONSERVATION AREA
encompassing a block of islands and water in GEORGIAN BAY
and Lake Huron), form the core area of the Niagara Escarpment World BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The popular BRUCE TRAIL
hugs the edge of the Niagara Escarpment as it passes through the park to its northern terminus in the town of Tobermory. In addition to the Bruce Trail, there are many other hiking trails in the park. A campground is located at Cyprus Lake. Because of the clear water and numerous shipwrecks, scuba diving is popular in the area.
Exploring the Wetmore
At Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula National Park (Corel Professional Photos).
Tobermory lies at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula where it juts into Lake Huron (courtesy Parks Canada).
MAXWELL W. FINKELSTEIN
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.
National Parks Project
A close-up virtual tour of Canada's superb National Parks. Based on the National Parks Project TV series at Discovery World HD online.