In 2014, Parks Canada officially launched the red chair experience at select National Parks and National Historic Sites across the country. We’re pleased to announce that, as of the 2015 season, the Lake Superior NMCA is now also a participant.

The red chair experience is all about connecting Canadians with nature in our country’s most unique and treasured places. Whether it’s a quiet place to enjoy an awe-inspiring view or an “I made it!” marker at the end of a rugged hike, a red chair offers you a place to relax and truly discover the best that Parks Canada has to offer.

Where did the red chair idea originate?

Our friends at Gros Morne National Park, in Newfoundland and Labrador, placed red chairs around their park several years ago. Visitors have been seeking them out and sharing their Red Chair adventures ever since! The red chair experience is growing and we’re excited to be a part of it!

Where can I find a red chair in the Lake Superior NMCA?

The Lake Superior NMCA installed two sets of red chairs overlooking beautiful scenery at the top of Lake Superior! You can find a set on the Nipigon River Recreation Trail and the Rossport Coastal Trail. Explore the trails today and find your red chair experience!


  • Nipigon River Recreation Trail: N 48 57.355 W 088 15.830
  • Rossport Coastal Trail: N 48 50.233 W 087 29.788
  • Porphyry Island: N 48 20.385 W 088 38.930
  • Battle Island: N 48 45.136 W 087 33.429
  • Casque Isles Hiking Trail: N 48 79.5125 W 087 29.4995
  • Terrace Bay N 48° 46.148 W 087° 06.724

Please remember to share your Red Chair Experience on social media. And if you tag us, or share with us, we’ll add your image to our Facebook and Twitter feeds (#ShareTheChair and #TopOfLakeSuperior)