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.

Exploring Historic Métis Connections

By Jeralyn Bohms

Parks Canada is collaborating with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community to research the historic ties of Métis people with Fort St. Joseph and the surrounding region. The results of this project will contribute to future updates to the museum and programming at the national historic site.

The Silver Islet Loop

By Marlene McBrien

William J Lewis, author of Interpreting Our Heritage, says people learn best from hands-on experiences. Visitor Experience staff at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) agree. We are eager to offer interactive on-water experiences to get visitors into the marine conservation area, and plan to offer the first of such programs in 2024.

Celebrating Diversity at Thunder Bay Pride!

By Hafi Sayed

In June, Parks Canada proudly participated in the Thunder Bay Pride Street Fair to celebrate LGBTQ2+ pride, foster connections, and share the spirit of inclusiveness.

Moments in Algoma

By Kendra Kachur

The historic Superintendent’s Residence at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site was constructed in 1897. Within its walls it holds the stories of seven Superintending Engineers, and their families, who called it their home. Crafted from the red sandstone excavated during the construction of the Canal, this residence is a tangible link to the canal's rich history.

Geologist in Residence success

By Carly Robillard

In August 2023, Pukaskwa National Park hosted geology professor Dr. Joanna Hodge for two weeks as part of a Geologist in Residence program. This second year of the program again provided learning opportunities for visitors and staff to appreciate the unique rock formations along the north shore of Lake Superior.

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