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BPBA ECOADVENTURE BOOK FINAL

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Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Bruce Peninsula, where majestic cliffs, turquoise waters and some of Canada's rarest wildlife awaits you. Eco-Adventures offers guided excursions for those wanting a deeper understanding of this World Biosphere Reserve. Our learning adventures will take you off the beaten path from coast to coast to explore the breath taking landscapes and hidden ecological treasures of the Bruce Peninsula. Thanks to the significant support of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and MEC, we are able to offer these exceptional adventures, with net proceeds supporting local environmental conservation!

Are you ready for adventure?

 


Your Destination


Part of a World Biosphere Reserve, the Bruce Peninsula has recently been cited by the Nature Conservancy of Canada as one of the most important places to protect in all of Canada. Located in the heart of the Great Lakes on Lake Huron, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, 'The Bruce' has:

  • The largest connected forest in Southern Ontario
  • Breathtaking cliffs overlooking Georgian Bay and sandy beaches on Lake Huron
  • Globally rare alvars, dunes and coastal wetlands
  • Some of the darkest skies in Southern Ontario.

These natural landscapes are home to an incredible diversity of plants and animals, supporting one of the highest concentrations of rare species in all of Canada. We have two national parks and some of the most spectacular sections of the Bruce Trail. Our adventures will vary with the seasons so that we can showcase the remarkable biodiversity as it changes.

Explore the places you can go when you book an  Eco-Adventure. You'll never believe it's only a day trip from Toronto. 


Travel for a Cause


The net proceeds from our fun and educational  Eco-Adventure tours go directly to support the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association. The Niagara Escarpment is designated by the UNESCO as one of fifteen Canadian World Biospheres Reserves among 564 Reserves worldwide in more than 100 Countries. The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association was the first community association to promote the Biosphere concept along the Niagara Escarpment, which is part of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

The three principles that are the foundation of biosphere reserves are conservation, sustainable economic development and capacity building. We are working on the ground on several projects including the Six Streams initiative improving water quality, protecting forests, monitoring ecosystems, removing invasive species, supporting and presenting our Dark Sky and more. To discover more about the Bruce Peninsula environment and how to protect it, please read our Conservation and Stewardship Plan Summary.

Please let us know if you would be interested in a tour of our projects or would like to participate in an enriching volunteer experience.

Unable to join us on an eco-adventure? Consider a rewarding membership for only $20 or giving a generous donation toward our vital work. You will be protecting one of the most ecologically important places in the world for future generations and nature thanks you.


Local Guide


graham guide 

Integral to each outdoor adventure is the opportunity to learn from local experts to deepen not only your connection to this sacred place, but also your ecological knowledge of the outdoors. Our adventure program is designed under the guidance of our local Advisory Team. Your guide, Graham Thomas has been a resident of the Bruce Peninsula for over 20 years. A former chair of the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group and board member of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy, he has been committed to this area and ensuring its ecological integrity survives into future generations. He was instrumental in initiating the Dark Sky Preserve status of the peninsula and interpreting the importance of the night sky to residents and visitors alike.

Graham and his wife Christina have operated 3 businesses on the peninsula focusing on ecological tourism, organic agriculture, and local food and hospitality.

Before choosing to make the Peninsula home, for 5 years he lived and worked in the remote wilds of British Colombia, the Yukon and The Northwest Territories.

His outdoor pursuits include hiking, 4 season camping, whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, trail running, mushroom hunting, bouldering, swimming, and amateur astronomy.

He is thrilled to be able to share his knowledge, experience, and passion for the Bruce Peninsula as the new manager of the Biosphere’s Eco-Adventure Program.


Supporting Partners


A range of accommodation options is available locally. When booking, consider our partners Summer House ParkThe Fitz Hostel; On The Rocks B&B and Cape Chin B&B. Please call (519) 377-5166 for more information about accommodation and a referral for our group rate. 

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Thank you to our supporters who make the Eco-Adventures program possible:

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Contact Us


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