Mission Island Marsh

2.4 km of trails
16.7 ha of land
Picnic Tables
Outdoor Privies
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% 




  • 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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