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.
Assisting with bushfires in Australia
By Stephanie Koroscil
In February 2020, I travelled to Australia to assist during their worst wildfire season on record—it’s come to be known in Australia as “The Black Summer”. My deployment was part of a much larger relief effort, during which Canadian wildfire agencies sent 242 fire management staff, including 13 personnel from Parks Canada, in a series of deployments over the course of 118 days.
Honing Heritage Skills
By Brendan Hodgson
Following recent upgrades to the Stores Building at the Sault Canal, the attached single-story Blacksmith Shop also needed new windows. To save costs, stay true to original features, and hone heritage skills, the Asset team staff opted to build the custom windows over the winter months.
By Jeralyn Bohms
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site is adding a mouth-watering new component to our heritage programming. This summer, a traditional outdoor bake-oven is being constructed, which will allow us to bring a taste of the 1800s to life!
There’s an app for that
By Amelia Chaplin
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…a peregrine falcon? Have you ever been out for a hike and come across something amazing that you couldn’t identify? Maybe it was an animal, an insect, a mushroom, or any number of trees. Well, it turns out there’s an app for that!
220 kilometres, 10 days, 1 tandem kayak
By Serafina Orcoyen
Endless horizon on one side of your kayak, mesmerizing waterfalls and towering cliffs on the other. An elite trip for paddlers looking to push the elements and immerse themselves in the rugged wilderness of Northern Ontario and Lake Superior’s coast. A place where evenings end with spectacular sunsets. Not a five-star, but a five-billion-star experience!