Stewardship and management

Pukaskwa National Park

Spanning over 1878 km2 on Lake Superior’s remote northern coast, Pukaskwa National Park is a captivating wilderness that weaves untouched nature with the long history of the Anishinaabe First Nations.

This is Ontario’s only wilderness national park, defined by pink-and-slate granite shores, Great Lake temperaments and near-endless stretches of spruce, fir, pine and hardwoods. Biodiverse coastal regions—where wetland, lake and forest meet—are home to iconic Canadian species like bald eagles, moose and bears. Sandy beaches and accessible campsites welcome families. Scenic hiking trails range from weeklong expeditions to gentle nature walks. And canoeists and kayakers can paddle along a coast removed from human influence on advanced expeditions or easy day-routes. Pukaskwa is a place where everyone can catch a glimpse of the rich traditions, values and contemporary life of the Anishinaabe, the local Indigenous People.

  • Hattie Cove on Lake Superior.
    Plans and policies

    A key principle in Parks Canada’s approach to management is the delivery of the three elements of its mandate in an integrated manner, that is, the elements are mutually supportive, and actions are carried out interdependently.

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    Jobs with Parks Canada

    Find and apply for jobs with Parks Canada Agency.

  • A boat on Lake Superior.
    Business licenses

    Businesses wishing to operate within Pukaskwa National Park will be required to obtain a business license prior to commercial operation.

  • A rocky shore.
    shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians

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

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