September 10, 2021 - Kate Pace Way, North Bay

A portion of the Kate Pace Way between Veteran's Field and Marshall Avenue will be closed for pulverizing and resurfacing as of September 15.  The trail is expected to be closed for one week.  No detour has been set-up.

September 7, 2021 - Kinsmen Trail, North Bay

A section of the Kinsmen Trail between Airport Road and Milani Street is closed.  This section is closed due to a sinkhole.  At this time it is unknown when the trail will be re-opened.  No detour has been set-up.

July 13, 2021 - NBMCA Office Observation Deck - 15 Janey Ave., North Bay

The Observation Tower is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 and maintenance.



North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority continues to deliver programs that have been deemed an “Essential Business/Service” by the Ontario/Canadian government.  The delivery of services will follow NBMCA's COVID-19 protocols and the provincial reopening guidelines.

NBMCA continues to follow the guidance of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and respond appropriately.  We continue to examine our business practices to find a balance between our social responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to deliver essential services.


The NBMCA offices in North Bay and Parry Sound are now closed to the public; however,  the majority of staff are working off-site and continue to provide service by phone or email.   Email addresses and phone numbers are available on the Staff Directory.


All Conservation Areas are now open.  Washrooms at Elks Beach and Mattawa Island Conservation Areas will be open June 14, 2021 to August 31, 2021 and will be cleaned and sanitized twice daily as part of NBMCA's COVID-19 procedures.  All other washrooms will remain closed at this time.   While on the trails, we encourage you to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from other family/household groups or wear a mask and respect the current guidelines from the Ontario government and the Health Unit.

Brochures will not be stocked at conservation areas during COVID-19.  Maps and information for many of NBMCA’s conservation areas are available on-line at


Temporary measures have been put in place for On-site Sewage System and Section 28 (DIA) Regulation Applications and Inspections.   Please see the link in the sidebar (Updated June 2, 2020).

For legal inquiries and reviews, we ask that all requests be submitted electronically, by email or fax listed on the sidebar.

If you are looking for information, applying for a permit, or requiring the service of NBMCA we ask you to call first to speak to a staff member. Call  North Bay 705-474-5420 and or Parry Sound 705-746-7566 leave a message on a staff member's voice mail (extensions are listed on the Staff Directory) Staff are retrieving their messages regularly.  You can also leave a message in the general delivery voicemailbox.   

Email:  North Bay Office -  or  Parry Sound Office-


NBMCA will be continuing its ongoing Flood Forecasting Program.   Should conditions warrant, NBMCA will continue to advise municipalities, emergency responders and the public of any potential flooding or flood safety issues.  Updates are posted on our website Flood Forecasting pages and on social media.


NBMCA (Board) Member Meetings are being held via Zoom.  The public is invited to observe via Zoom.  Contact Sue Buckle, Manager Communications & Outreach to arrange.   NBMCA Member Meetings.

The Natural Classroom is closed and will not be available for rental until further notice.