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Parks Canada in Northern Ontario

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.


Bringing Students to Pukaskwa
By Nicole Dupuis

Spring has sprung and Pukaskwa National Park is now open to school groups! There is an exciting new line-up of Ontario curriculum-based school programs which give teachers the opportunity to transform their lessons into unique outdoor adventures. Parks Canada’s special places offer young Canadians great opportunities to learn about their natural and cultural heritage.

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Campus Club
By Erin Hansen

Through my summer work experience with Parks Canada, I was exposed to many new parts of Northern Ontario. This really motivated me to start a Campus Club at Ryerson University. Campus Clubs are part of a program launched by Parks Canada to get young adults excited about connecting with nature and learning about history.

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Want to taste 200 Year Old Chocolate?
By Noëlline Rioux

A new program was presented at Fort St-Joseph last summer all about chocolate! Not your standard store-bought chocolate, but Heritage Chocolate. Visitors enjoyed a presentation, took part in the preparation of a chocolate treat, and got to taste the fruits of their labour.

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Is it nationally significant?
By Svenja Hansen

Parks Canada recently unveiled a plaque to commemorate Thunder Bay’s Finnish Labour Temple as a site of national historic significance. Across Canada more than 2000 people, places, and events have been deemed important enough to our national identity and development to have received such designations. 95 percent of these designations were initiated by nominations from the public…people like you and me.

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