We are so lucky to have parks like Georgian Bay Islands National Park in our own back yard.
And now we know, the government agrees! In a statement released on Tuesday, it was announced that the Park, which includes Beausoleil Island, would get some financial help.
“Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world. This investment of $1.5 million in Georgian Bay Islands National Park will help ensure high-quality visitor experiences for years to come, while benefitting the local economy. We look forward to continuing to offer Canadians, including youth and newcomers, exceptional and meaningful opportunities to discover nature and learn about our environment and heritage at Georgian Bay Islands National Park.”
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada
These investments will enhance visitor facilities, such as with renewed visitor shelters that will ensure welcoming areas for guests to gather for picnics or rainy day activities. The park is also investing in its summer staff accommodations and the maintenance building, both important facilities for ensuring the park continues to offer safe and high-quality visitor experiences in this remote setting.
Investments in visitor infrastructure – such as trails, visitor centres and campgrounds, as well as highways, parkways and bridges – will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.