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Schreiber Channel

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Non-operating parks do not have operating dates. Please note that activities and facilities may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for public health.

Facilities and Activities summary

Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks, mask/face covering, and hand sanitizer). Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

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Activities

Biking symbol Biking - (Mountain Bike) symbol Birding - Festivals symbol Boating symbol Boating - Motorboat Restrictions symbol Camping - Backcountry symbol Camping - Car symbol Camping - Dog Free symbol Camping - Group symbol Camping - Radio Free symbol Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental symbol Camping - Walk In symbol Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) symbol Canoeing symbol Disc Golf symbol Discovery Program symbol Dogsledding symbol Fishing symbol Hiking symbol Hiking - Overnight Trails symbol Horseback Riding symbol Hunting symbol Ice Skating symbol Kite Boarding symbol Rock Climbing symbol Skiing - Cross Country symbol Snowmobiling symbol Snowshoeing symbol Swimming symbol Tobogganing symbol Whitewater Paddling symbol
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - temporarily unavailable due to public health restrictions.
General Information
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Phone:
(807) 825-3403
Size: 12.91 ha
Year established: 1979
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Schreiber Channel Provincial Park P.O. Box 970
Nipigon
P0T 2J0

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve

What You'll Like:

What is possibly North America’s most diverse, best preserved and internationally known collection of micro-fossils within Precambrian rock is found in this nature reserve. Here, on Lake Superior’s North Shore, two strata of Precambrian rock, from the early and middle periods, come together dramatically with nothing whatsoever to show for the interval of roughly 500 million years between them. The microfossils are found within small stromatolitic mounds in a narrow band—about 37 metres long by eight metres wide—of rocks of the Gunflint Formation. Schreiber Channel lies in a region of the boreal forest where vegetation is influenced by the Lake Superior coast. Closed deciduous-evergreen forests dominate the steep, rugged slope facing the lake. White birch, trembling aspen and balsam fir are important trees. In the park, open woodlands and sparsely vegetated habitats grow on bare bedrock.

Park Facilities and Activities: There are no visitor facilities. Despite the site’s inaccessiblity, the fragile paleontologic outcropping has been endangered by rock and fossil hounds. For that reason, it has been necessary to prohibit the unauthorized collection of rocks and fossils from Schreiber Channel Provincial Nature Reserve. Those wishing to conduct scientific research must obtain an approved research application.

Location: Southwest of Schreiber on the north shore of Lake Superior.