Culture and history

Pukaskwa National Park

To cross the bridge over the Pic River leading to the park entrance is to enter a world where nature’s rhythms reign. Whether camping, hiking, paddling or interacting with interpreters, we discover the sights and sounds of a place of rugged beauty, where a great northern forest of jack pine, white birch and black spruce meets the picture-perfect rocky headlands and sheltered coves of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. This land is home to the Anishinaabe and we are welcomed to participate in and learn about their way of life. This is an inspiring world where every view and vista is an expression of nature’s artistry, and where our experience is made more real by our newfound respect for the land, its peoples, and the power of natural processes.

Anishinaabe culture

The Anishinaabe of the Superior north shore tell a remarkable story of this land, a story that is passed from generation to generation, and one that can resonate with all Canadians.


The history of this region is a history of peoples’ connection to the land, and a deep sense of the power and mystique of the Lake Superior coast and its inland forests.

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