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  • Radical Raptors

    History Nature
    Parks Canada Interpretive Guide holding plush peregrine falcon.
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: Free

    What has sharp talons, a hooked beak and terrific eyesight? A couple of Lake Superior’s aerial inhabitants! Join Parks Canada as we discover two of Lake Superior’s most celebrated flying residents – bald eagles and peregrine falcons. Come find out how these raptors survive on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world.

  • Paint night on the beach

    Culture and entertainment
    Sunset photo of Lake Superior with islands in the background.
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: 14.70

    The Group of Seven traveled across the country to capture scenes from Canada’s rugged wilderness. Some of their most famous artwork was created along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Join Parks Canada staff for an evening of stories and painting. Explore the fascinating stories of the Group of Seven and their connection to the lake that have inspired generations of artists. Each participant will take home their own canvas and painting. Supplies provided; however, we ask that you please bring your own chair. 

  • Discovery Hike

    History Nature Sports and recreation
    One adult and two children viewing the forest on a platform through binoculars.
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: 14.70

    Join a Parks Canada staff on a hike you won’t soon forget as we explore our connections with nature in this participatory hike up to Lloyd’s Lookout on the Nipigon River Recreation Trail. Together, the group will discover the beautiful subtleties of nature and rediscover your senses as we discuss stories and the hidden secrets of the forest around us. Please make sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes, water and a snack. Reservation required.
    Note: Service dogs are welcome however we ask that all other dogs remain at home. 

  • Underwater Secrets

    Nature Sports and recreation
    Two children on large boulders looking at a pool of water.
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: Free

    The stories of Lake Superior are ever evolving. Come explore some of the stories and secrets of the underwater world of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area in this participatory campfire program. Please bring a chair to sit on.

  • Rossport Fishtales: A Sea Kayak Safari

    Nature Sports and recreation
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: $125.00

    Join Parks Canada and Superior Outfitters as we explore the unforgettable Rossport Islands on a half day Lake Superior sea kayak adventure. Paddle from Superior Outfitters, located in beautiful Rossport Harbour, to Healy Island, in the heart of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area where further stories await. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Rossport Islands, including the story of the Gunilda, a vessel described by Jacques Cousteau as, “the best-preserved, most prestigious shipwreck in the world”. Superior Outfitters will provide kayaks, safety equipment and lunch. Participants should bring snacks and plenty of warm clothing.

  • #WeLoveSuperior Series – Painting Lake Superior

    Culture and entertainment Nature
    Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
    Cost: $14.70

    Lake Superior has so many remarkable stories to tell. And for generations, artists have been sharing those stories through art. On August 14th, join Parks Canada’s very own Abbi Buckley as we explore the art and artists that have been inspired by scenes along Lake Superior. Grab a paintbrush and canvas and paint a scene from Lake Superior under Abbi’s helpful guidance! All program materials are provided.

    Abbi Buckley is a local artist from Dorion, ON. This is her second summer working for Parks Canada at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Abbi is currently studying at the Alberta University of the Arts.

    Location: Nipigon Marina, 25 2nd Street, Nipigon
    What to bring
    : A lawn chair, water, and a snack

     

  • #WeLoveSuperior Series – Birding 101

    Culture and entertainment Nature Sports and recreation
    Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location(s): Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

    Well over one hundred bird species visit Lake Superior every year – or call the area home. And anyone can try identifying our flying friends – why not you? On September 14th, join Parks Canada’s very own Doug Tate for this fun introduction to the delicate art of birding on Lake Superior. We’ll discuss tips to ID birds, hotspots for birding opportunities and we’ll explore some of the different species that can be found along the north shore of Lake Superior in the fall. 

    Doug Tate is the Ecologist Team Leader at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. 

    Location: Hurkett Cove Conservation Area
    What to bring: Please bring binoculars, sturdy footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, water and a snack. 
    Optional: Feel free to bring along a bird ID book if you have one!