Who We Are

The GBLT is a not-for-profit registered charity supported by people who love and want to protect the wilderness of Georgian Bay for current and future generations.

We are residents, cottagers, boaters, sailors, kayakers, canoeists, native communities, fishers, campers, hikers and nature enthusiasts. We are a community who share a passion for preserving this incredible area for future generations of Canadians.

Our goal is to preserve the land and waters of eastern Georgian Bay and the North Channel of Lake Huron. This area is home to the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, boasting more than 30,000 islands. A UNESCO designated World Biosphere Reserve, the region supports an incredible diversity of plant and wildlife and is core habitat for many endangered and at-risk species. Through preservation and stewardship, we promote appreciation and protection of this unique area.

GBLT is a founding member of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and is also a member of the Canadian Land Trust Alliance and the Land Trust Alliance in the United States.

Since its founding in 1991 GBLT has grown to now protect:

  • 1,600+ owned and easement wilderness acres in Georgian Bay
  • spread over 51 stewarded properties
  • 4,635 additional acres with assisted stewardship

The GBLT works to protect wilderness lands. Forever.

Our work is truly only beginning.

We hope you will help us protect even more wilderness and its inhabitants in the coming years.