Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve: biodiversity on the Bay

The eastern shore of Georgian Bay is a pink necklace of islands scattered on a turquoise sea. A freshwater sea, that is.

Georgian Bay is part of Lake Huron, and Huron is one of the Great Lakes, the largest expanse of freshwater in the world.

Eastern Georgian Bay is world class. In 2004, the area was designated as a world biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Georgian Bay Circle Tour

Planning a cross-province adventure? Check out the Ontario Parks Driving Routes.

Drive this route through spectacular scenery and iconic tourism spots, and explore the many varied landscapes including:

  • The world’s longest freshwater beaches
  • The world’s largest freshwater island
  • Stunning white quartzite hills
  • The rugged rocks and windswept pines of eastern Georgian Bay

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