The La Vase Portages Conservation Area Trails provide an important access to the historic La Vase portage route for voyageurs travelling from the St. Lawrence to the interior of North America. The 11 km La Vase Portages are a series of three portages comprised of eight kilometres of waterway and three kilometres of pathway between Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing.

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La Vase Portages Conservation Area Trails characteristics

Length: 1.5 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: Parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

North Bay Matawa Conservation Authority 705-474-5420

Find it: From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head east on HWY 17 towards Ottawa. After about 3 km (1.9 mi), follow the La Vase Portage signage until you reach a small parking lot.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 46.3024730
Longitude: -79.3841170