Backcountry Paddling Site Upgrades

Pukaskwa National Park proposes to upgrade 5 existing backcountry paddling campsites along the Lake Superior coastline. At each of the 5 sites, upgrades will include a new bear-proof food locker, a new pit-privy, and access trails from the existing campsite to the new infrastructure. Pit privy locations will vary from 40-130 m from Lake Superior's shoreline. Pit privies will be constructed on site using hand tools, and vegetation will be cleared to ground level using hand tools; no use of large machinery or concrete is expected. This project will be assessed with a Basic Impact Assessment.

Latest update

April 4, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from March 5 to April 4, 2024 - March 5, 2024


Pukaskwa National Park
Northern Ontario Field Unit Unité de gestion du Nord de l'Ontario
0, Hwy 627
PO Box 212
Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0

  • Location

    • Pukaskwa National Park of Canada (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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