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

Year of the Garden

By Kaileigh Nichols

2022 is the year of the Garden; aiming to inspire and inform Canadians about the countless health, economic, and environmental benefits gardens bring to our lives. Local people and visitors from around the world have come to the Sault Ste. Marie Canal to enjoy the beauty of the gardens located on the canal grounds.

Virtual backcountry orientations

By Serafina Orcoyen

The Coastal Hiking Trail and Coastal Paddling Route in Pukaskwa National Park offer superior experiences, which are not for the faint of heart. Backpacking and paddling in this rugged area are considered extreme adventures, requiring skill, will, experience and, most of all, preparedness!

Underwater Museum

By Nicole Eckert and Liam Giffin

How do you interpret over 10,000 square kilometres of water? The heritage presentation team at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) meets this challenge by taking visitors on a virtual tour beneath the waves, where they explore part of the lake’s human history with the help of an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Protecting and managing cultural resources

By Lisa Sonnenburg

Have you ever wondered exactly how Parks Canada protects and manages our cultural heritage? As the Cultural Resource Management Advisor at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (LSNMCA), let me tell you about how I work with Indigenous partners, local communities, academic institutions, and Parks Canada staff to preserve our shared cultural heritage for current and future generations.

Visitor Centre and Exhibit NOW Open!

By Alisha Rosset

The Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site had a soft opening of its new visitor centre and exhibit space on June 6, 2022. The site has worked to expand and enhance its visitor offer through newly updated exhibits, as well as bringing Indigenous history to the forefront of the visitor experience.

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