shoreLINES is a quarterly newsletter intended to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about Parks Canada's activities and heritage places in Northern Ontario.


In the Age of COVID-19

By Svenja Hansen

For the health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and its team members, Parks Canada followed the advice of public health experts, and suspended all visitor services and closed visitor facilities at its heritage places, in order to encourage Canadians to stay home and limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

The Chicora


From Incident to Innovation
By Carly Wetzl

The Chicora incident, 150 years ago, prompted the newly formed Canadian government to construct the Sault Ste. Marie Canal in 1889, at a cost of nearly $4 million (the equivalent of $120 million today).  The lock had a profound effect on technology and industrial growth in Sault Ste. Marie, as its population of roughly 2000 increased tenfold.

New exhibit

Helping species at risk in Northern Ontario

By Michaela Campbell

We are happy to be introducing Parks Canada’s new exhibit, designed to inform and educate the public about species at risk in Northern Ontario. Featuring four species—Canada warbler, peregrine falcon, pitcher’s thistle and monarch butterfly—the exhibit inspires action to protect vulnerable plants and animals.


black powder experience 

Make Ready, Fire!
By Jeanette Cowen

A new historic weapons program is coming to Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site, giving you the opportunity to pull the trigger on a one-of-a-kind black powder experience!


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