Conservation Area

Cascades Conservation Area is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. The highlight for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River.

Visitors have a choice of several walking trails, each offering a different experience. A 750 metre trail loop (Forest Trail) was paved in 2002 and allows people with special needs to discover Cascades' beautiful forest.

You may also wish to enjoy a barbecue or picnic near the pavilion. The pavilion features interpretive displays highlighting the geological, hydrological and botanical features of the area.

While enjoying the Cascades, take the opportunity to view the wide variety of geological formations on the Current River.


Tumbling waters of the Current River at Cascades.


Directions: Located north on Balsam Street in the City of Thunder Bay. Travel east on Highway 11/17 to the traffic lights at Balsam St. Turn left (north) onto Balsam Street and follow 3 km to its end at the Conservation Area parking lot.
Other Conservation Lands Tour Conservation Lands Map of Conservation Lands

Programs & Services | Watershed Management | Fill Regulations | New | Links | About Us | Tour | Explorer Card | Conservation Education | Hazelwood Lake Centre | Resource Materials | Annual Report | Purple Loosestrife | Archive | Adopt -An -Acre | Lakehead Conservation Foundation

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 10427; 130 Conservation Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6T8 (Canada)
Telephone:(807) 344-5857  Fax:(807) 345-9156