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.
One of the longest-running research projects in Pukaskwa National Park is being updated with 21st century technology. Monitoring of Pitcher’s Thistle populations in Pukaskwa National Park began in 1981. Originally, each plant was marked with a uniquely numbered tag so their life cycle could be observed from tiny seedling to flowering plant. This summer, staff started using a drone to collect aerial photographs of the colonies.
Cannabis use became legal and regulated across Canada on October 17, 2018. Relevant provincial and territorial cannabis laws will be applied at Parks Canada parks and sites. It is up to visitors to be aware of and follow all applicable federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal laws on cannabis when planning their trip to Parks Canada places.
The Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area project to design and construct a new facility in Nipigon to support Parks Canada operations in the region continues its forward momentum.
Preparations are already underway at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal (SSMC) National Historic Site for 2020 and what promises to be a one-of-a-kind and memorable season marking the 125th anniversary of the canal. A passenger liner from the Great Northern Transit Line, the Majestic, was the first vessel to lock through the newly constructed canal on September 7th 1895.