COVID-19 RESPONSE:

The latest information from the Office of the Premier indicates that green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and Conservation Areas can remain open for walk through access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) apart from others.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) fully supports the public health recommendations that everyone stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you do continue to use our trails and Conservation Areas, you must:

  • maintain the minimum recommended physical distance from others,

  • keep dogs on-leash at all times and pick up after your pet, and

  • remove all of your garbage after visiting.

Benches and pavilions may be used, so long as minimum physical distancing of 2 metres is maintained. Washrooms remain closed until further notice. Washrooms will not be monitored or maintained.

Conservation Areas (including trails) are not being monitored or maintained; however, if you see any major damage, please email us at info@lakeheadca.com .

Mission Island Marsh

2.4 km of trails
16.7 ha of land
Parking
Picnic Tables
Outdoor Privies
Pavilion
Nature Viewing
Interpretive Trails
Interpretive Facilities

Walk along the boardwalk & surround yourself with a beautiful ecosystem

The shallow water and aquatic plants of Mission Island Marsh are essential for waterfowl and fish. Walk along the boardwalk for a closer look at the colourful aquatic vegetation and follow the self-guided Mission Marsh Learning Trails through the various ecosystems present in the Conservation Area, including Forest, Coastal Wetland, Lagoon and Meadow. Mission Island Marsh is a must for recreation walkers, nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, naturalists clubs and education groups.

The Interpretive Pavilion at Mission Marsh contains colourful displays about water, as well as the history of the area.

Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area now features an AODA-compliant, paved, wheelchair-accessible loop trail. The 580 metre trail extends from the parking lot to the pavillion, through the meadow and forest down to the lagoons where a wheelchair-accessible bench and viewing scope are located.

Accessibility Information:


Paved Trail Length - 580 metres
Surface Type - Hot Mix Asphalt
Minimum Trail Width - 2.0 metres
Running Slopes - Average = 2%; Maximum = 5%
Maximum Cross Slope - 2% 

PAVED TRAIL MAP

BROCHURE

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Conservation Areas in the Lakehead Region are privately owned by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA). They are not City Parks or Crown Land.
  • The LRCA pays property taxes on all land owned by the Authority, including Conservation Areas.
  • The LRCA maintains the trails, parking areas, boat launches and other facilities located within our Conservation Areas without the support of Federal or Provincial funding.
  • Your purchase of an Explore Card Parking Pass or payment of the $2.00 per vehicle parking fee supports development, maintenance and improvements to the LRCA’s existing trail networks, as well as general Conservation Area maintenance and upkeep.
  • A minimum $2.00 per vehicle parking fee is required.

Thank you in advance for your generous support. Our Conservation Areas depend on it.

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