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The Georgian Bay Littoral biosphere reserve, designated by UNESCO in 2004, stretches 200km from the Severn River to the French River delta, covering an extensive shoreline along the many islands, deep coves, fjords, and river mouths.
The complex topography of the eastern coast of Georgian Bay results in a mix of open waters, sheltered bays, coastal wetlands, exposed bedrock shores, sandy and cobble beaches and island forests.The shallow soils make the islands sensitive to human recreation impacts and the risk of fire.
The region supports a high level of biodiversity with over 100 species of animals and plants considered to be species at risk in Canada or Ontario.These include birds such as the red-shouldered hawk, prairie warbler, and least bittern, and reptiles such as the eastern fox snake and eastern massasauga rattlesnake.
Sea kayakers recognize the thirty thousand islands as some of the best paddling in the world. We’re pretty lucky to have this as our backyard – and look forward to sharing it with you.