Tag: National Parks

Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park is about 10 km from Leamington and has a couple of unique characteristics.  Namely, it’s point (which on the map looks really pointy as it heads into Lake Erie) is the southern most point of the Canadian mainland and it’s the smallest national park. More information: Point Pelee National Park Bird watching is huge in the park, and my cousin took this shot Orchard Oriole. If you head to this part of Ontario, make sure to bring binoculars or a telephoto lens!

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A World of Wonders: Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada

Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada is located in the 30,000 islands area, which just happens to be the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. Here, you will discover diverse wildlife, spectacular landscapes, and the singular beauty of the rugged Canadian Shield; not to mention a cultural history that dates back to more than five thousand years ago. This group of magnificent islands is only accessible by boat, with the largest, Beausoleil, offering tent camping, hiking and biking trails, geocaching, boat slips for private vessels, and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the wonders that await here, in […]

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Nature and Maritime History Await at Fathom Five National Marine Park

Tobermory‘s Fathom Five National Marine Park was instituted to protect and preserve the islands, waters, and shoreline of Georgian Bay. With a number of exhibits that highlight the area’s natural history as well as the seafaring history of the Upper Bruce Peninsula from 1852 to present day, it offers a fascinating look at both the ecosystem and cultural history of the area. The park includes a portion of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere, and offers a number of interpretive programs between June and September. Visit during the third weekend of August to take part in the Marine Heritage Festival, or […]

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