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

Behind the Scenes: Taylor Vandersluis

The role of Parks Canada’s Warden Service has evolved over the years; and today, park wardens are law enforcement specialists who ensure legislation, such as the Canada National Parks Act and the Species at Risk Act, are enforced and respected. Taylor Vandersluis recently joined the team working as a Park Warden at Pukaskwa National Park.

B-B-B-Bird is the Word… Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas 3

By Douglas Tate

2021 was the kick-off for the third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas — a large-scale, five-year project to determine the distribution and abundance of all breeding bird species in Ontario — and to compare that with previous results.

Historic Core Project at Sault Canal

By Alisha Rosset

The Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site began a multi-year, multi-phase visitor experience transformation project in 2017. The Historic Core Project aims to centralize, update, and expand interpretation, including bringing Indigenous voices to the visitor experience, and changing the way visitors move through the site.

Eight years in Pukaskwa’s backcountry

By Courtney Irvine

When I showed up to my first day of work at Pukaskwa National Park in 2014, I was nervous. I had accepted an offer for a 6-month summer term as a “Resource Management Officer.” What on earth did that even mean? In what has become eight adventurous years, I learned exactly what that means… variety!

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