Bruce Trail adds stunning new cove to provincial park

Jul 18 2018, 9:14 pm

Future generations can continue enjoying the Bruce Peninsula for decades to come, now that Parks Canada and the Bruce Trail Conservancy have acquired new land in the Bruce Peninsula.

The two organization have officially obtained the 3,272-acre Driftwood Cove property at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, which is a remote location that offers spectacular views of the cove and the Georgian Bay.

Through the 2018 Budget, the Government of Canada will invest more than $1.3 billion to protect the country’s nature, parks, and wild spaces, and this funding was used to acquire the Driftwood Cove property.

Driftwood Cove

Bruce Peninsula

According to a release from Parks Canada, 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.

This move brings the Bruce Peninsula National Park to 90% completion.

Located along the rugged coast of the Georgian Bay, the Bruce Peninsula National Park is a Canadian gem.

Known for its limestone coasts, pristine clear-water lakes, an iconic grotto, unparalleled hiking, and for being home to black bears, barred owls, and a variety of bird species.



Since the establishment of the park in 1987, Parks Canada has already added over 140 parcels of land to the park.

According to the release, the Driftwood Cove property is one of the largest privately-held parcels of land in the Georgian Bay area and will represent 9% of the national park’s lands, and 22% of its shoreline.

“Bruce Peninsula National Park contains many endangered species, rugged cliffs overlooking Georgian Bay, and holds cultural significance to local Indigenous peoples,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

“Our investment to help complete Bruce Peninsula National Park – with the support of Bruce Trail Conservancy – is a true legacy for our children and grandchildren.”

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