Shorelines: Stories from our guides and guardians

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

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

Island plants are cool!

By Douglas Tate and Kimberly Teager

Among the many interesting and cool things found along the north shore of Lake Superior are the thriving coastal plant communities. From towering evergreen trees to delicate mosses, the biodiversity is astounding.

Three things I learned about geology

By Carly Robillard

As a result of a collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, geologist Dr. Victoria Stinson spent time at Pukaskwa National Park this summer as a Geologist in Residence. She helped visitors and staff learn about rocks found in the park. Allow me to share the lessons I learned as program coordinator.

Heritage plaques - good as new again

By Svenja Hansen

Dozens of people, places and events have been designated as nationally significant across northern Ontario. Parks Canada is responsible for looking after the bilingual burgundy and bronze plaques, from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, used to mark these designations.

Looking for history underwater — with robots!

By Lisa Sonnenburg and Nicole Eckert

If you visited Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) this summer, you may have met our new team member, Dora. The underwater remotely operated vehicle has been helping tell the stories beneath the waves since June of 2021 — and now she’s getting help from some new ‘friends’.

Paddle to the Sea

By Svenja Hansen and Amy Mackie

On August 26, a new exhibit was added to the visitor centre at Pukaskwa National Park. Thanks to a donation, one of the figurines used during the filming of the 1966 movie Paddle to the Sea now resides at the park.

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