The waters of the Georgian Bay on one side, Lake Huron on the other. The Bruce Peninsula is located in a great setting, and it has a lot to offer. It is a place rich in history, not just regarding its discovery and politics, but its natural image as well. The Bruce Peninsula forms a part of the Niagara Escarpment and has a lot of natural value which we’ll look at in just a little while.
The Bruce Peninsula is found in the province of Ontario and is part of the Bruce County. Although it might not seem like a very accessible, tourist-friendly place like the rest of Canada does, it is actually a lot better than you might expect. There are tons to explore, along with a lot of wildlife to observe.
Without further ado, let’s take an in-depth look at all the amazing things that make the Bruce Peninsula one of the best places to explore in the province of Ontario!
Bruce Peninsula: A Perfect Camping Guide 2020
1. A Brief History of Bruce Peninsula
The number one sign of a true traveller is their will to know more about the past of the place they are visiting. Just like people have stories of how they came to a certain point in their life, tourist spots are no different.
The Bruce Peninsula is named after James Bruce, the 8th Earl of Elgin and the Governor-General of Canada. Until the middle of the 1800s, the area now known as the Bruce Peninsula did not exist. It was controlled by the people of the First Nations.
There is ample historical evidence that suggests that the Odawa people were living in the area when the Europeans came to Canada. Before that, the Saugeen Ojibway controlled everything in the area. Long story short, the Ojibway people made a pact with the Canadian government. The pact basically included them in the Canadian map in exchange for education to lead a better lifestyle.
The Ojibway later came to a decision that they felt cheated. They have been trying to claim their land back since 1994. According to them, the crown had not held up its promise of protecting the Aboriginal Lands.
2. National Parks in the Bruce Peninsula
There are 2 National Parks located in the Bruce Peninsula. There are 8 Ontario Parks and 4 Federation of Ontario Naturalists Parks along with the two national parks. These places make the Bruce Peninsula a really great tourist spot. Let’s take a look at the two prominent national parks where you can camp!
1. Bruce Peninsula National Park
It is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, at an area of 156 square kilometres. The National Park at the northern end of the peninsula is located at the heart of