Explore the Bruce sustainably with The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

May 20, 2022
From eco tours to EV chargers, the BPBA is working to make your Bruce Peninsula visit eco-friendly

With visitors flocking to the Bruce Peninsula each year, many are unaware that the region they are visiting is both a fragile and unique eco system. The Niagara Escarpment, which runs the length of the peninsula, is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This means permanent residents, farmers, cottagers, businesses and government who have made a commitment to living and working in harmony with nature to protect the peninsula’s globally significant terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The very turquoise waters and towering cliffs you’ve come to see require respect and responsible care to preserve them for generations to come.

The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is a non-profit charitable organization that is focused on conservation, sustainable development and capacity building on the Bruce Peninsula. They also oversee the Biosphere Climate Action Hub which seeks to educate and encourage people to take climate action into their own hands. One of their most recent initiatives was a partnership with the M.H. Brigham Foundation to increase the number of electric vehicle chargers on the Bruce Peninsula. In 2021, nearly 50 Level 2 EV chargers were distributed and installed at local accommodators locations—at no cost to business owners. This means travellers to the Bruce can find a location to charge their electric vehicle while touring the area.
The map below shows the location of the EV chargers on The Bruce.


In addition to their climate work, BPBA runs a series of Eco Adventures on the Bruce Peninsula. These guided excursions offer a sustainable, educational way of touring the area while learning more about the unique biosphere you’re visiting. From their multi-day excursion Saugeen Sojourn to their guided night hike Dark Sky over Georgian Bay and their underground adventure Brave the Caves, proceeds from the eco-adventures go back to conservation efforts on the peninsula. Book your adventure online right here.


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