This fall, Thousand Islands National Park welcomes a new Park Superintendent, John Haselmayer. 

John comes to the Thousand Islands from Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario’s most visited national parks. Over the past two years, John helped to lead those parks through a dynamic time with major infrastructure improvements and significantly increasing visitation levels.
John began his career with Parks Canada thirteen years ago and has worked as a Park Interpreter, Park Ecologist, Species-at-Risk Coordinator, and Manager of Resource Conservation. Before joining Parks Canada, John spent several years as a field ornithologist working in many areas of Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. He was educated at McMaster University where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Science, and a Master of Science degree. In his spare time, John enjoys bird-watching, playing music, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children. 

Over the next few years, Thousand Islands National Park will be undergoing a management plan review process that will define a vision for the park over the next twenty years. John’s expertise with large projects to improve park infrastructure, his background in conservation, and his leadership in establishing partnerships will be put to good use as Thousand Islands National Park works to connect and engage Canadians.

John looks forward to meeting and working with the community members, stakeholders, partners and organisations that make the region a great place to visit, live and work.  

Parks staff wave from a boat