Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Located in Northwestern Ontario, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) extends across the top of Lake Superior from Thunder Cape at the foot of the Sleeping Giant, all the way to Bottle Point just east of Terrace Bay, and south to the Canada-United States border.
Once established, this vast body of water will be part of a nation-wide system of protected areas managed by Parks Canada and will be approximately 10,880 square kilometres in size, occupying almost 13% of the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area!
Explore and discover the sheltered bays and endless rugged coastlines across the top of Lake Superior and take in the spectacular views from the shore or out on the water!
Parks Canada Red Chairs
Seek out Parks Canada’s Red Chairs at the top of Lake Superior! Parks Canada’s ‘Red Chairs’ have been placed across the country to encourage visitors to get outdoors and connect with nature and the history of Canada’s most treasured places. Find your Red Chair experience at Lake Superior NMCA and take #TimeToConnect with the magnificent waters of this Superior Lake! Across the North Shore of Lake Superior, chairs can be found on the Nipigon River Recreation Trail, the Rossport Coastal Trail, the Casque Isles Trail, and at the Thunder Bay Marina. Head out onto the water where others can be found on Porphyry and Battle Islands. Don’t forget to share your experience with us on social media using the hashtags #ShareTheChair #TopOfLakeSuperior.
For more information on Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, you can contact us directly, connect with us on social media, or visit us at local events in communities across the north shore.