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Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Discovery Centre

This project will involve construction of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Discovery Centre in Nipigon, ON. The project site is a 1.4-hectare lot at the Nipigon waterfront on the west side of Brennan Drive. The project will include construction of the Discovery Centre, detached garage, parking area, outdoor interpretive elements, and landscaping. The Discovery Centre (approximately 1,300 square meters) will be a single-story, multiuse building that will include exhibit space, interpretive elements (interior and exterior), and administrative space. It will serve as the main hub for visitors to Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and for site administration and operations. The construction phase of the project will involve use of heavy machinery, excavation, backfilling, landscaping, and some vegetation removal. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

26 June 2020 – Parks Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Parks Canada is inviting public comments until 23 August 2020 respecting that determination.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 26 June to 23 August 2020 - June 26, 2020

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  • Location

    • Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (Ontario)
  • Project Type

    • Building and Property Development
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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