Imagine a landscape where wind and waves caress the shores of tranquil sheltered bays and endless rugged coastlines - a place where a myriad of shipwrecks lay strewn on the lake floor offering silent testimony to the powers of Superior. The Anishinaabe people of this region have called the place gichigamiing or "The Big Lake" and have lived on its shores for thousands of years, respecting the strength of the waters and the bounty of the lands.

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area is a site so vast that, once established, it will be one of the largest freshwater protected areas in the world. Come fish, kayak and swim in her waves, hike her trails in search of waterfowl, migratory songbirds and wildlife and feel the grip of nature.

Site management

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    Plans and policies

    Parks Canada works to foster Canadians’ sense of connection to their national marine conservation areas, national parks and national historic sites and by holding in trust a world-renowned system of heritage areas for the enjoyment of all.

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    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.

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    Contact

    How to reach us.