Parks Canada seeks input on the future of Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Beausoleil Island National Historic Site

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Parks Canada wants to hear from Canadians and Indigenous groups as they seek feedback on a new draft management plan for Georgian Bay Islands National Park, including Georgian Bay National Historic Site. Beautiful sun.

Located in the largest freshwater archipelago in the world, just 90 minutes north of Toronto, Georgian Bay Islands National Park offers a great opportunity for new Canadians and city dwellers alike to experience incredible biodiversity. Home to more than 30 species of amphibians and reptiles, visitors to the park are invited to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape through various overnight options and day trips. The landscape of glacier-scraped barren rock and windswept pines that sparked the imagination of Group of Seven artists dominates northern Beausoleil Island, the park’s largest island and center of visitor activity .

Beausoleil Island is also a National Historic Site, where the human cultural heritage is obvious to visitors today. For more than 7,000 years, people have lived in the beautiful landscape of the Georgian Bay Islands, where Parks Canada is committed to showcasing and celebrating the contributions of Indigenous peoples, their histories and cultures, and the special relationship indigenous peoples deal with traditional lands and waters.

Parks Canada is currently preparing a management plan for Georgian Bay Islands National Park, including Beausoleil Island National Historic Site. The master plan will guide decisions and actions for the protection, presentation and operation of the park for the next decade and beyond. The draft management plan has identified opportunities related to the conservation of resources in a fragmented landscape and the long-term sustainability of assets in the wake of climate change. It aims to improve visitor experiences and facilitate access, strengthen the park’s formal relationships with Indigenous communities, and find ways to improve park awareness and community support.

The new draft Georgian Bay Islands National Park Management Plan demonstrates Parks Canada’s commitment to protecting and presenting Canada’s natural heritage, while providing Canadians with the opportunity to experience and to discover the national park.

The best way to ensure that Parks Canada’s proposed management plan for Georgian Bay Islands National Park represents the perspectives of all of Canada’s diversity is for a wide range of people to be involved in the planning process. consultation. Parks Canada invites Canadians to share their views at live public consultation meetings. Sessions will be held in English on March 23, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m., and in French on March 24, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m. Those interested in attending any of these online consultation meetings are asked to register at least 24 hours in advance by emailing info.gbi-ibg@pc.gc.ca in order to receive the login details for the meeting.

Comments may also be shared by completing an online questionnaire at www.pc.gc.ca/gbi, by sending written comments by email to info.gbi-ibg@pc.gc.ca or by mail to:

Public Consultations – Georgian Bay Islands National Park
901 Wye Valley Road, box 9
Midland, ON L4R 4K6

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