Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Region: Northwestern
Character: Wetlands

Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area
By Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

The shallow water and aquatic plants of Mission Island Marsh are essential for waterfowl and fish. Visitors can get an expansive view of the entire wetland from the viewing mound or walk along the boardwalk for a closer look at the colourful aquatic vegetation. Mission Island Marsh is a must for recreation walkers, nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, naturalists clubs and education groups.
Please note that scuba diving, overnight camping and mooring are not permitted in the Conservation Area.

The Conservation Area lies at the north end of the island and marsh.

The Interpretive Pavilion at Mission Marsh contains colourful displays about water. Discover the history of Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area and the importance of water and water conservation..
Families enjoy learning about birds during Waterfowl Viewing Day, which is held in the fall each year. Drop by to see migrating ducks, shorebirds, songbirds and raptors. We usually see over 30 species of birds.

Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area is located on Mission Island in the south end of Thunder Bay. Travel east on Main St. (or Pacific Ave.) and then south on Island Drive. Cross the Island Drive bridge to the islands and continue on Island Dr. to Mission Island.

Turn left on 106th St. and follow it to its end at the Conservation Area parking lot.