Cascades Conservation Area


Location: Thunder Bay Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Day-use Area
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Cascades Conservation Area
By Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

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.

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.