ISLAND HISTORY QUICK FACTS

  • Georgina Island is the largest of the three First Nation islands on Lake Simcoe, the others being Snake and Fox Island. They are situated in the Lake Simcoe Lowlands. This region was flooded by postglacial lakes following the retreat of the last glacial ice sheet. The glacial lakes laid down sands, silts and clay in the region.
  • Georgina Island is underlain by limestone bedrock and has approximately 143 species of birds and 400 species of flora.
  • The flooding of the Trent Severn Waterway made the island forests wetter and increased Georgina Island’s distance from the mainland by approximately one mile.