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

Aerial photo of the boiler from a shipwreck in the water off Battle Island

Drone use in Archaeology

by Anthony Schirru

Drones are a developing technology that can be utilized extensively for resource conservation. At Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA), staff are using this cutting edge technology to document and digitally preserve cultural resources.


A Monarch caterpillar on milkweed at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Space for Milkweed and Monarchs

By Courtney Irvine

The large size, vibrant orange colour and well-known long distance migration of Monarch butterflies has made them an iconic Canadian species. However, the Monarch is currently in peril due to a loss of habitat. Parks Canada is helping Monarch butterfly conservation by protecting milkweed at our sites.


Roving interpretation set-up outside the Nipigon Tourist Information Centre

Come Chat With Us!

by Amelia Chaplin

Each day this summer our guides will be set up at rest stops along Highway 17 to answer questions about Lake Superior NMCA and the surrounding region, and offer fun activities such as prop talks and games which highlight the natural and cultural history of Lake Superior, including shipwrecks, raptors, and invasive species!


Floating dock at Terrace Bay beach

Marine Access Development Plan Update

by Cory Gaudet

The Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) recently embarked on developing a strategy for capital spending during its first ten years and beyond. This plan was dubbed the Marine Access Development Plan to highlight that the focus for future development should be on enabling visitors to access the water and islands.

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