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A grassroots initiative is underway to establish Georgian Bay as one of the world’s greatest UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada

Georgian Bay Geopark: An aspiring Unesco Geopark

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A grassroots initiative is underway to establish Georgian Bay as one of the greatest UNESCO Geoparks in Canada.

Increasing knowledge of this remarkable land, and absorbing the fascinating story of its origins and evolution, gives each of us a clearer and distinctive sense of place. Further, once seeing how our human history in this special landscape has also unfolded and evolved, our reverence and our feelings of belonging to this world-recognized special landscape and cultural homeland, provides deep connection to this land.

The Georgian Bay Geopark is an essential, generational initiative led by a grassroots team of volunteer experts from across Georgian Bay including Nick Eyles, the renowned author, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and the world’s foremost expert on the Geology of the Great Lakes.

We need your help this year to continue:

  • Research Programs and Geospatial Analysis: Advancing our understanding of Georgian Bay’s coastlines and watersheds through innovative, pan-Georgian Bay research.
  • Partnering with Indigenous Communities: Empowering First Nations and Metis communities in education, land stewardship and geo-cultural tourism.
  • Partnering with Municipalities: Building deep connections in each of the seven unique Geopark regions, fostering a shared vision that unites all of Georgian Bay.
  • Developing a Public Education and Communications Campaign: Education programs and public messaging that fosters understanding, engagement and respect for Georgian Bay’s Geological and Cultural Heritage.

Through all that our Geopark will represent and motivate by way of education, research, geo-tourism, community strengthening, cultural enrichment, and a lighter footprint on the land, we will witness huge benefits for generations to come.

Donate now “To know it better is to love it more deeply, and loving it will protect it.”