Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area Visitor Centre is located in Nipigon in Ontario’s Superior Country. Friendly Parks Canada staff are available to answer questions and help with trip planning.  See the new visitor reception area containing a small gift shop area with official Parks Canada merchandise.

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area extends from Thunder Cape at the tip of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in the west, to Bottle Point just east of Terrace Bay, and out to the Canada-US border. It includes the waters of Black Bay and Nipigon Bay, and encompasses over 10,000 square kilometres of lakebed and overlying waters, as well as islands, shoals and some mainland. The NMCA is accessible from the north via the Trans-Canada Highway 17, which roughly follows the Lake Superior shoreline between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. The area can also be reached by boat. Red Rock and Nipigon boast marinas, while other communities, such as Terrace Bay, Rossport, Hurkett, and Silver Islet, offer boat launches and/or docks.

Hours of operation:

9 am to 4 pm – Monday to Friday – Sept 6, 2022 to mid-June 2023

Closed on statutory holidays

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