Bruce Peninsula National Park set to expand

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OWEN SOUND—The Government of Canada announced that, with the support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, it has reached an agreement to acquire new land to expand the Bruce Peninsula National Park. 

Alongside the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Beth Gilhespy, chief executive officer of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, announced the agreement that will see the government acquire the 3,272 Driftwood Cover property at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. The property was publicly listed for $20.6 million, however, until the transaction has completely closed, the purchase price cannot be made public. 

The property features 6.5 kilometres of uninterrupted Georgian Bay shoreline, representing 22 percent of the park’s coast and is home to at least 10 federally listed species at risk including the Massasauga rattler, some of the oldest trees in eastern North America, and dozens of significant cave systems.