The Coastie Initiative

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Participate in the Coastie Initiative, a new citizen science program in ten Parks Canada-administered coastal places.

Photos taken by visitors at Coastie sites will help Parks Canada and the University of Windsor monitor coastal change over time.

St. Catherine’s River Beach and Little Port Joli Beach are closed for piping plover nesting from May 1 to August 31, 2024. More details.

#Coastie | Climate Crew | Parks Canada

When you take a photo of yourself, that’s a selfie.

When you take a photo of the coast, that’s a Coastie!

How to participate

Cell phone cradles are installed in specific locations at coastal sites.

Place your cell phone in the cell phone cradle and take a photo.

Two ways to share your photo: 

  1. Scan the QR code at the Coastie site and submit your photos to Coastie.
  2. Share your photos on social media using the #Coastie hashtag. Instructions on how to share photos will be on-site at each Coastie research location.

Coastie sites

There are two Coastie sites at Kejimkujik Seaside:

There are Coastie sites along shorelines in other Parks Canada-administered places, including:

Tracking coastal changes

The photos will be analyzed and the data will be made available to researchers at the University of Windsor.

Researchers will use the data to track coastal changes such as shoreline retreat, dune erosion and recovery, storm surge and ice cover, vegetation structure, beach use, and rip current locations.  

Learn more and check out the Coastie gallery.

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