Parks Canada has announced additions to the Gulf Islands Park Reserve, with the inclusion of new properties on Pender, Saturna and Prevost islands. The new properties are a mix of waterfront and forested areas and include over 2,700 meters of shoreline. Also included is additional natural habitat for Garry oak, a native tree species that is at under risk from habitat depletion.
It is hoped that this acquisition will lead to the development of additional trails, day-use areas and boat-in camping. The privately-owned properties were purchased from their previous owners at fair market value, while the Saturna Island property was transferred from Environment Canada.
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