Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park

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Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park
Location Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Ignace
Coordinates 49°23′58″N 91°14′1″W / 49.39944°N 91.23361°W / 49.39944; -91.23361Coordinates: 49°23′58″N 91°14′1″W / 49.39944°N 91.23361°W / 49.39944; -91.23361
Area 800 ha (2,000 acres)
Established 1985
Governing body Ontario Parks

Bonheur River Kame Provincial Park is an 800-hectare (2,000-acre)[1] provincial nature reserve in Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of the town of Ignace,[2] and north of Burk Township. It became a nature reserve in 1985 via provincial legislation, primarily to protect the kame it contains, which is an important earth science feature.[3]

The park features a distinctive and "spectacular moulin kame"[2] which surges 80 metres (260 ft) above a peat plain. The undisturbed kame, essentially a cone-shaped hill, lies in forest cover typical of the southern portions of the Boreal Shield ecozone, [4]

As a nature reserve, the only acceptable human activity in this park is the observation of wildlife and birds. Development is banned, as is tourism and even subsistence activities such as fishing and hunting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Areas Report: BONHEUR RIVER KAME PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVE". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Bonheur River Kame". Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Ignace District Land Use Guidelines – General Resource Areas" (PDF). Crown Land Use Policy Atlas, Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Regional Green Spaces of Northwestern Ontario". Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 

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