LSDP Sym PosterWith its unparalleled natural beauty and sweeping vistas, the north shore of Lake Superior is a world class destination waiting to be discovered. The Lake Superior Symposium will explore the tourism and economic potential of the region and look at success stories from other parts of Canada.

A trade show, which starts at 9 am at the Prince Arthur Hotel, will welcome “Heart of the Continent Partnership” — a Canadian/American coalition that promotes cultural and natural health to lakes, forests and communities. At 1:30 pm, the Friends of Trowbridge Island Lighthouse group is hosting a public consultation session.

The symposium will also feature two guest speakers: Dr. Harvey Lemelin, Lakehead University Research Chair in Parks and Protected Areas, and Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and Greg Stroud, Visitor Experience Manager for the Proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Dr. Lemelin will speak on how the regional perspectives of our area will affect the economic development potential and tourism research that he has conducted on the proposed Marine Conservation Area. Mr. Stroud will speak on the tourism potential in our region.

Tickets are $20, which includes lunch, and are available at EcoSuperior, FORM Architecture Engineering, and the Prince Arthur Hotel.