New shoreline lands purchased at Bruce Peninsula
Sept 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
Agreement to purchase new lands move Bruce Peninsula National Park closer to completion.
Canada’s natural landscapes inspire pride from coast to coast to coast.
On Sept. 4, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada has reached an agreement to acquire a 12-acre property with 500 metres of pristine Georgian Bay shoreline surrounded by Driftwood Cove, which will be part of Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Bruce Peninsula National Park is now 90 per cent complete and is one of the largest protected areas in Southern Ontario. This property was a critical piece in the completion of the park.
Its acquisition will contribute to preserving the ecological integrity of the park, including the recovery of species at risk like the Massasauga rattlesnake and some of the oldest trees in eastern North America.
Through Budget 2018, the Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 billion to protect our nature, parks, and wild spaces, helping Canada double the amount of nature protected in its lands and oceans, and help the wildlife that call them home.
Since the establishment of Bruce Peninsula National Park in 1987, Parks Canada has added over 150 parcels of land, acquired on a willing seller-willing buyer basis.