The shallow water and aquatic plants of Mission Island Marsh are essential for waterfowl and fish. Walk along the boardwalk for a closer look at the colourful aquatic vegetation and follow the self-guided Mission Marsh Learning Trails through the various ecosystems present in the Conservation Area, including Forest, Coastal Wetland, Lagoon and Meadow. Mission Island Marsh is a must for recreation walkers, nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, naturalists clubs and education groups.

The Interpretive Pavilion at Mission Marsh contains colourful displays about water, as well as the history of the area.


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Length: 6 trails with a total of 4.5 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accesss not known
Fees: Parking fee

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: Pavilion, picnic tables, outside privy

Attractions: marsh, interpretive signage

Lakehead Conservation Authority 807-344-5857

Find it: 8 km south of Thunder Bay on Island Drive.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 48.3748470
Longitude: -89.2124620