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Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park (Brooks Peninsula Park)

Area: 916 sq km. Location: The Brooks Peninsula is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, southwest of Port Alice. The peninsula sticks out about 20 km into the Pacific Ocean. Terrain: This remote wilderness area includes a rugged coastline with long sheltered fjords, pristine estuaries, and mountains. During the summer, tufted puffins nest in burrows feeding their chicks needlefish, herring and squid from the nearby ocean. Just offshore, Gray Whales feed slowly along on their annual migration to Alaska. The sea otter, once nearly extinct, now thrives along the shoreline. The Brooks Peninsula is one of the few places in British Columbia that avoided glaciation during the most recent ice age. Fossil remains date back to the Jurassic Period.

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