Georgian Bay: Discovering A Unique North American Ecosystem

Georgian Bay: Discovering A Unique North American Ecosystem brings together the remarkable story of the unique place called Georgian Bay. This large format, lavishly illustrated book includes thirteen lively chapters written by a wide range of scientists, artists, long-time residents and other expert sources. The result is a rich account that takes us from lichens, to loons, to landscapes, above water and below, the history of its peopling from ice age hunters to the Bay’s industrial legacy, and contemporary art and literature. The book draws on archival material, aerial photography and new satellite imagery to bring the Bay to life. Above all, we explain for the first time the long history of the Bay and its varied landscapes, waterscapes and ecosystems and why it is so marvelously unique.

This beautiful book is essential reading for any lover of Georgian Bay, and makes a wonderful gift. Copies are $60, and all proceeds support the Georgian Bay Land Trust’s work conserving the wilderness of Georgian Bay. Please use the form below to order your copy for pickup on the Bay in the summer of 2017, or contact Sarah at or (416) 440-1519 x102.

Books are also for sale at the following Georgian Bay retailers (supplies may be limited, call ahead to be sure):

Midland: Huronia Museum
Honey Harbour: The HiveHoney Harbour Public LibraryPurser Marine Services
Wah Wah Taysee: King Bay Marina
Parry Sound: Parry Sound Books
Pointe au Baril: Desmasdons Boatworks & Payne Marine