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Encyclopedia > Fathom Five National Marine Park

Located at the mouth of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada Fathom Five National Marine Park is a largely underwater national park that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses. The many shipwrecks make it a popular scuba diving destination, and glass bottom boat tours leave Tobermory, Ontario regularly, allowing tourists to see the shipwrecks without having to get wet. Georgian Bay is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Yosemite National Park in the United States. ... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ... Early ideas of autonomous under-water systems appear in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Scuba diving is the use of independent breathing equipment to stay underwater for long periods of time for recreational diving and professional diving. ... A glass bottom boat is a boat with sections of glass (or other suitable transparent material) below the waterline allowing passengers to observe the underwater environment from within the boat. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ...

The park is located in close proximity to Bruce Peninsula National Park, in fact, many visitors will camp at the Bruce and use it as a base to explore Fathom Five and the surrounding area during the day. A Cliff on the Bruce Trail Located at the tip of the Bruce peninsula, on the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. ...

The park also contains numerous islands; the most picturesque (and thus most visited) is Flowerpot Island, which has rough camping facilities, marked trails, and its namesake flowerpots, outliers of escarpment cliff that stand a short distance from the island, most with vegetation (including trees) still growing on them.

See also

The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... The Canadian National Parks system is run by Parks Canada, which also runs Canadas National Historic Sites. ...

External links

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