Wild Northerner Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 50

Northern Numbers

To celebrate Canada’s 150th year, Parks Canada has made Discovery Passes free for 2017. In honour of this mark, Northern Numbers will focus on Pukaskwa National Park, located on the shorelines of Lake Superior.


Square kilometres the park comprises. It was established in 1978 and is home to black bears, moose, lynx, wolves and woodland caribou.


Height in metres of the highest point in the park - Tip Top Mountain.


Number of rivers which flow through the park. The Pukaskwa, Cascade, North Swallow, Swallow, White and Willow Rivers all cut unmistakable paths through the landscape.


Number of metres the White River suspension bridge spans - a top attraction at the park. It takes nine- kilometres, one-way, from Hattie Cove campground. The bridge suspends about 23- metres above the river and Chigamiwinigum Falls.


Length in kilometres of the Coastal Trail, which runs from Hattie Cove to the North Swallow River. There are other hiking trails within the park.


Number of campsites at Hattie Cove campground within the park. There are 30 backcountry campsites spread throughout the interior. The park opens May 15.

Northern Numbers