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 .

Silver Harbour

0.5 km of trails
47.0 ha of land
Picnic Tables
BBQ Grill
Outdoor Privies
Boat Launch
Interpretive Facilities

Beautiful views and easy access to Lake Superior

Lake Superior offers infinite recreation possibilities and Silver Harbour is the ticket to this natural playground of Northern Ontario. One of the many sites which were explored for silver in the Thunder Bay area during the 1800's, Silver Harbour offers public access to Lake Superior.

Recreational boaters will appreciate two long and wide, concrete launching ramps and three fixed courtesy docks.

Organized groups will find the large picnic site and shelter attractive and convenient. The picnic shelter can be reserved. There are also concrete accessible picnic tables situated along the breakwall.



  • 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 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 $5.00 per vehicle parking fee is required, or display your Explore Card Parking Pass.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE PARKING PAYMENT IS NOT VALID FOR CASCADES OR MISSION ISLAND MARSH CONSERVATION AREAS. Please display the receipt from the on-site pay and display units, or display an Explore Card Parking Pass. 

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

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