Ecological sustainability indicators


ThemeIndicatorBritish ColumbiaOntarioQuebec
PacificGreat LakesGulf-Atlantic
Gwaii Haanas (Reserve) Fathom Five Lake Superior Saguenay-St. Lawrence
Environmental Quality Oceanography Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Environmental Quality Invasive Species Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Environmental Quality Nutrients and Algae Not reported Not reported Not reported Indicators in development
Environmental Quality Contaminants Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Environmental Quality Ocean Noise Indicators in development Not reported Not reported Indicators in development
Environmental Quality Marine Litter and Microplastics Indicators in development Not reported Indicators in development Not reported
Habitat and Species Coastal Habitats Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Not reported
Habitat and Species Subtidal/Benthic Habitats Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Habitat and Species Pelagic Habitats Not reported Not reported Indicators in development Indicators in development
Habitat and Species Marine Mammals Indicators in development Not reported Not reported Indicators in development
Habitat and Species Fishes Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Not reported
Habitat and Species Marine Birds Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Habitat and Species Invertebrates Indicators in development Not reported Not reported Not reported
Marine Use Coastal Development Not reported Indicators in development Indicators in development Not reported
Marine Use Commercial Fisheries Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Marine Use Recreational Fisheries Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development Indicators in development
Marine Use Marine Tourism and Recreation Not reported Not reported Indicators in development Indicators in development
Marine Use Shipping Not reported Not reported Not reported Indicators in development
Marine Use Special Management Areas Not reported Indicators in development Not reported Indicators in development

Visitor experience indicators — Visitation

Province/TerritoryNational Marine Conservation Area 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
QuebecSaguenay-St. Lawrence1,143,2761,185,3221,235,0271,197,305760,844
OntarioFathom Five342,605419,211381,722272,059175,658
OntarioLake SuperiorNot collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collected
British ColumbiaGwaii Haanas (Reserve)Not collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collected
NunavutTallurutiup ImangaNot collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collectedNot collected

Visitor experience indicators — Visitor information survey

Province/TerritoryNational Marine Conservation Area Visitor Satisfaction Visitor Learning Visitor Enjoyment
QuebecSaguenay-St. Lawrence 91%
Data from previous reporting period
78%
Data from previous reporting period
90%
Data from previous reporting period
OntarioFathom Five 96%
Data from previous reporting period
79%
Data from previous reporting period
97%
Data from previous reporting period
OntarioLake Superior Not assessedNot assessedNot assessed
British ColumbiaGwaii Haanas (Reserve)Not assessedNot assessedNot assessed
NunavutTallurutiup ImangaNot assessedNot assessedNot assessed

Notes

Note regarding ecological integrity indicators

The national marine conservation area monitoring and reporting framework is being finalized and work is on-going with Indigenous communities, other government departments and partners to assess indicators based on multiple knowledge sources.


Note regarding visitation

Visitation is measured in person-visits, which is defined as “each time a person enters the land or marine part of a reporting unit for recreational, educational or cultural purposes during business hours”. Through, local, and commercial traffic are excluded. Same day re-entries and re-entries by visitors staying overnight in the reporting unit do not constitute new person-visits.


Organizational contact information

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Publication information

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Parks Canada Agency, 2021

Catalogue No.: R61-63/2021E-PDF

ISBN 978-0-660-40330-4