Bruce Peninsula National Park


Bruce Peninsula National Park

Infobox_protected_area | name = Bruce Peninsula National Park
iucn_category = II



caption = Location of "Bruce Peninsula National Park" in Canada
locator_x = 180
locator_y = 203
location = Ontario, Canada
nearest_city = Tobermory
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 14
lat_seconds = 20
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 81
long_minutes = 36
long_seconds = 51
long_direction = W
area = 154 km²
established = 1987
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = Parks Canada

Bruce Peninsula National Park is a national park located on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada on the Niagara Escarpment. The park comprises 156 square kilometres and is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, forming the core of UNESCO's Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. [Canada Newswire; "Parks Canada hosts opening ceremony for a new visitor centre at Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada and Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada"; August 16, 2006] ] The park offers opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. The park has many trails ranging in difficulty from easy to expert, and connects to the Bruce Trail.

Bruce Peninsula National Park also offers visitors vistas to view either the sunrise or sunset, the rocks of the Niagara escarpment, and the wildlife, which includes Black bears, many species of birds, wild orchids, the massassauga rattlesnake, and much more.

Visitors' Centre

In 2006, a new visitors' centre opened to serve Fathom Five National Marine Park and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Designed by Andrew Frontini of Shore Tilbe Irwin + Partners, the CAD $7.82 million centre, approached by a boardwalk, features an information centre, reception area, exhibit hall and theatre. A 20 metre viewing tower was also constructed to provide visitors with aireal views of the surrounding park and Georgian Bay. The centre was designed with environmental sustainability in mind, receiving $224,000 from the Federal House in Order initiative for implementation of innovative greenhouse gas reduction technology.

ee also

*National Parks of Canada
*List of National Parks of Canada

External links

* [http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/bruce/index_e.asp Official Site]
* [http://www.photos-online.org/bruce/index.shtml Photo gallery and travel information]

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