shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario.

Let’s talk parks, Canada!

Every two years, the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency holds a roundtable with Canadians interested in Parks Canada to discuss the work of the Agency, and look to the future of national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.

Where will they park?

By Amy Mackie

If there is one thing we learned at Pukaskwa National Park as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that people really like to get outside. During the 2021 and 2022 operating seasons, staff welcomed the highest number of visitors in the park’s history. On paper, that is exciting; in practice, it was a challenge.

Dream Jobs at Parks Canada

By Angel Gledhill

Close your eyes, and picture yourself at a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area.  What occupations come to mind? Are you imagining scientists, archeologists, story tellers? If you, or someone you know, is energetic and enthusiastic about the outdoors or history, consider applying to Parks Canada. We have a large and diverse range of careers to choose from, and we are in your backyard.

Get wild for wetlands!

By Ayicia Nabigon

Frogs in the bog, wrens in the fen, and stomps in the swamp were all part of a day’s work at Pukaskwa National Park this past spring! In June, Pukaskwa’s Ecology team and two physical scientists from Environment and Climate Change Canada explored the diversity of the park’s wetlands on foot and from the sky.

Meet the coolest plants on the north shore

By Kimberly Teager and Douglas Tate

Have we mentioned how cool coastal plant communities are? In the fall edition of shoreLINES, we shared why the north shore of Lake Superior is one of very few places you can find arctic-alpine plants in the Great Lakes Region. We also described the efforts made by Parks Canada staff to expand the list of known species found in Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA). This begs the question…what did we find?

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