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Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area of Canada

How to Get There

Children on beach.
Exploring Lake Superior's shoreline.
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The NMCA extends from Thunder Cape at the tip of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in the west, to Bottle Point just east of Terrace Bay, and out to the Canada-US border. It includes the waters of Black Bay and Nipigon Bay, and encompasses over 10,000 square kilometres of lakebed and overlying waters, as well as islands, shoals and some mainland. The NMCA is accessible from the north via the Trans-Canada Highway (#17), which roughly follows the Lake Superior shoreline between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. The area can also be reached by boat. Red Rock and Nipigon boast marinas, while other communities, such as Terrace Bay, Rossport, Hurkett, and Silver Islet, offer boat launches and/or docks.