Great Canadian Parks / Ontario

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The Parks / Ontario / Georgian Bay Islands National Park



 


 

Lying along the southwestern edge of the Precambrian Shield, the islands form a natural transition zone where the deciduous forests to the south, made up of sugar maples, beech and elm, aflame with colour each fall, intermingle with the boreal forests to the north. The lack of soil and rugged terrain in the northern half of the park can support only hardy lichens, junipers, red oak, and the wind-swept white pine that inspired the imagination of the Group of Seven and has become a symbol for the craggy island

 

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