Bruce Peninsula National Park


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Bruce Peninsula National Park

Address:20 Centennial Dr Hwy 6
PO Box 189
Tobermory, ON N0H2R0

Phone:519-596-2233
Fax:519-596-2298
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/bruce
Size: 154 sq. km.
Established: 1987.
Location:On the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, between Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, in eastern Ontario. Accessible from the south along Highway 6 or from the north via Ontario Northland Ferry M.S. Chi-Cheemaun, which operates during the spring, summer and fall. Area is also accessible by private boat or by plane.
Facilities:Campgrounds and backcountry campsites, hiking trails, interpretive centers. The village of Tobermory, 11 km northwest of Cyprus Lake, provides medical services, stores, private campgrounds, lodgings, and groceries. A full range of visitor services is also available along Highway 6.
Activities:Hiking, camping (year-round), swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife and wildflower viewing, interpretive and educational programs.
Special Features:Park protects a rugged limestone landscape and one of the largest remaining tracts of forest in southern Ontario. Its shoreline cliffs are part of Ontario´s "Great Wall", the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve that runs from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. The park features a 20-km segment of the Bruce Trail, which follows the Niagara Escarpment for 782 kms. Plant life in the park includes 43 species of orchids and more than 20 varieties of ferns, including the rare northern holly fern.

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Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park combined, and the Arboretum at the University of Guelph have almost the same similarity coefficients, 0.7887 and 0.7882, respectively (Table 2).
The Bruce Peninsula National Park is much larger (15,600 ha plus Flower Pot Island in the Fathom Five National Marine Park instead of 2915 ha), it was examined by 30 lichenologists instead of one (with some assistance from others), it is further away (~ 120 km northwest), and it has a greater number of mesohabitats, such as calcareous cliffs on the coast and in the forests, alvars, and two different coast lines, on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay (Parks Canada, 2010; Brodo et al, 2013).
A total of 8 kilometres of the famous Bruce TrailCanadas oldest and longest marked footpathruns through this property, with an additional 21 kilometres elsewhere in Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Since the establishment of Bruce Peninsula National Park in 1987, Parks Canada has added over 140 parcels of land to the park on a willing sellerwilling buyer basis.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy also committed a significant financial contribution towards the purchase, and played a critical role in acquiring the property as a portion of the famous Bruce Trail runs through the property.The acquisition will now bring Bruce Peninsula National Park to 90 per cent completion.
Other Dark Sky Preserves in Parks Canadas system of national parks and national historic sites include Elk Island National Park in Alberta; Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan; Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario; Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick; and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia.