Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 2021 calendars are available at the O’Connor Township office. Please call ahead at 476-1451 to reserve yours.
The Province of Ontario has declared a provincial emergency and has issued a Stay-at-Home Order effective January 14, 2021 in response to COVID-19.
The government-issued stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely.
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) fully supports the public health and workplace safety measures for all businesses, organizations, facilities and individuals, including staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
If you do continue to use our trails and Conservation Areas for the permitted purpose of exercise, you must:
- follow all current health guidelines (as may be amended),
- maintain the minimum recommended physical distance of at least two metres from others (unless from your household),
- wear a mask if adequate physical distancing is not possible,
- not gather in groups of more than five people,
- keep dogs on-leash and picked-up after,
- remove all of your garbage (including disposable masks) after visiting, and
- follow all posted Conservation Areas Rules and Regulations, including parking fees.
Conservation Area trails are not maintained during the winter; staff can be reached by email email@example.com or by calling (807) 344-5857 to report any issues.
Please note that the LRCA Administrative Office is closed to the public; LRCA staff are working from home until further notice. All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning and Development Regulation programs remain active. The LRCA appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation.
Visit www.lakeheadca.com or follow us on Facebook @lakeheadregion for further updates.
The LRCA proudly offers the community eight Conservation Areas for semi-passive recreational use, access to Lake Superior and other activities such as birding, photography, hiking Wilderness Trails and more! Two of our Forest Management Properties are also open to the public (Mills Block and Wishart). Along with the outdoor recreation and conservation education opportunities offered by our Conservation Areas, we also own and maintain other Conservation Lands that provide habitat protection and assist with water management.
Purchase an Explore Card Parking Pass Today!
Effective January 1, 2021, the price of Explore Card Parking Passes will be $40.00 +HST and vehicle parking fees are $5.00 per vehicle. To purchase an Explore Card, visit the LRCA website.
- Hurkett Cove
- Silver Harbour
- Cedar Falls
- Little Trout Bay
- Hazelwood Lake
- MacKenzie Point
- Mission Island Marsh
Events and Education
The LRCA offers Environmental Education Programming to school groups, seniors groups, the general public and more! We offer field trips to our “Living Classrooms” (Conservation Areas) and the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway, as well as “in-class” programming at your location or in our Multi-Purpose Room. We also host annual public events in our Conservation Areas, conduct workshops and host guest speakers. To learn more about Events and Education, please visit the LRCA website.
January 2021 News
Please note that the LRCA Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road in Thunder Bay will be closed to the public until at least Monday, January 11, 2021, due to the current Provincial lockdown. If you require immediate assistance, please call us at (807) 344-5857 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff are monitoring calls and emails while working from home and will be able to assist you. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
With 2021 now upon us, we here at the LRCA would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year. We would also like to remind all visitors to our Conservation Areas to please obey all posted signage and to follow all Conservation Areas Regulations including always keeping your dogs on-leash and picked up after, maintaining adequate physical distancing while on the trails, and to please respect other visitors while in our Areas. Parking payment is required or show your Explore Card Parking Pass.
Effective January 1, 2021, the parking fee at all LRCA properties increased to $5.00 per vehicle. Additionally, the LRCA’s Explore Card Parking Pass is available for $40.00 +HST; the Pass is good for one year of parking at all LRCA-owned Conservation Areas and Forest Management Properties. Forgo the $5.00 per vehicle parking fee by purchasing your Explore Card Parking pass today. The pass is available for purchase on our website at www.lakeheadca.com, or by calling our office at (807) 344-5857.
While the LRCA has many exciting outdoor events planned for 2021, we will be evaluating the continually evolving COVID-19 situation and Provincial and local health guidelines prior to each event. As such, all our events are being treated as tentative, and may be postponed, rescheduled, or cancelled depending on the current situation at the time of the event. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to regularly check our website, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our e-newsletter. We look forward to safely seeing you at our 2021 events.
Get out and Explore!
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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.