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.