TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Don't miss the bus! Join the first scheduled bus service from downtown Toronto into the wild of a key part of the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Urbanites are queuing up to escape the urban jungle for a weekend retreat among the many rare and threatened species that are found in one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, Bruce Peninsula National Park.
For the first time in the 25 year history of the park, a regular transit service is being offered from Toronto up to the Bruce Peninsula. Parks Canada and Parkbus would like you to share the experience and an incredible opportunity to discover the natural beauty of a spectacular natural setting. Waiting for you at Bruce Peninsula National Park are ancient white cedar trees, the oldest trees in eastern North America, many important animal species, towering cliffs, scenic trails and crystal-clear waters. Bruce Peninsula National Park is also part of a recognized dark sky preserve, is a highly significant bird migration route, and hosts over 60 species of fish in its inland lakes, ponds, marches and surrounding waters.
Make a natural connection, hop aboard Parkbus and discover a new and fun way to get away. To find out more, or to reserve your seat and camping spot, contact Parkbus at 800-928-7101 or email email@example.com.
BOOK YOUR RIDE - SPACE IS LIMITED
Departure: Saturday May 18 at 7:25 a.m., 30 Carlton Street, Thirty Bar & Lounge in Toronto
Return: Monday May 20
Bring: Regular camping supplies
CAN'T MAKE THE BUS?
Join Pakbus and Parks Canada at a short ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of this first scheduled service.
Time: 7:00 a.m. Saturday May 18, 30 Carlton Street, Thirty Bar & Lounge in Toronto
ABOUT PARKS CANADA
Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at our treasured natural and historic places.
Parkbus is a project of Transportation Options (T.O.), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable tourism and transportation in Ontario. Since 1992, T.O. has worked on numerous successful projects, including award-winning Bike Train Initiative and the Welcome Cyclists Network. Mountain Equipment Co-op and the Ontario Ecotourism Society are the collaborative partners of the Ontario Parkbus Initiative.
SOURCE: Parks Canada
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