shoreLINES: Stories from our guides and guardians

Pukaskwa National Park

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

Lake Lore: A Canoe Trip 

By Jacob Langford

In 2023, three enthusiastic, long-haired Parks Canada Heritage Presenters delivered a campfire program called “Lake Lore.” It is based on a canoe trip of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) using an 18-foot canoe. Whether this story of three men squished into a canoe to paddle 250+ kilometers of open water is true, partly true, or complete fiction, is all part of the lore…

Clear Your Gear

By Elia Marini

Sault Ste. Marie is launching a 'Clear Your Gear' initiative to protect St. Mary's River fishing habitat at Whitefish Island and the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. Receptacles will be placed at popular fishing spots for proper disposal of fishing lines, preventing harm to waterways and wildlife. 

Buy where you burn and protect black ash trees

By Marleine Gélineau

“I’ve heard that they are beautiful, like jewels shining in the sunlight. They came from far away, where they didn’t cause such damage.” ~ about emerald ash borers from the perspective of a black ash tree.

Preserve the Powerhouse, protect the environment

By MaryJane Moses

Did you know that every project that has the potential to negatively impact the environment, big or small, within Parks Canada administered protected areas needs to be evaluated under the federal Impact Assessment Act (IAA, 2019) to reduce and mitigate those effects? The structural stabilization of the 130-year-old Powerhouse at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal is no exception!

A rare visitor to Lake Superior NMCA!

By Doug Tate

Many different visitors enjoy the shorelines of Lake Superior, but last spring one visitor in particular garnered interest among certain residents. Rather than a person, this international wanderer was an endangered bird—a Piping Plover.

Have a blast this summer!

By Michael Bohms

Flintlock musket firing at Fort St. Joseph is more than just a flash in the pan! Visitors can now be part of the excitement in a new, hands-on experience: dressing as a voyageur with the Michilimackinac Company and firing a musket themselves.

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