Holiday Hours***

NBMCA offices in North Bay and Parry Sound will be closed for holidays at 4 pm Dec 23, reopening at 8:30 am Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

A reminder that during COVID-19, NBMCA offices and facilities are open to staff only.   Staff can be reached through email or cellphones listed in our Staff Directory.   

***Please note that staff will not be available to respond to calls or emails during the holiday closure but will return your calls and emails after January 4, 2022.

Happy Holidays!

November 18, 2021 - Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area

Work is now completed and all trails now open!


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

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



COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (link)

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority continues to deliver programs and services in accordance with NBMCA's COVID-19 protocols and the provincial reopening guidelines.

  1. NBMCA offices at 15 Janey Ave., North Bay and 65 Bowes St. Parry Sound remain closed to the public
  2. At the October 27, 2021 Board Members Meeting, the Members passed a motion setting direction for NBMCA's COVID vaccination policy.  NBMCA's COVID Vaccination Policy now requires all staff and Board members to be fully vaccinated, unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  The policy also requires that all contractors, volunteers and those entering NBMCA facilities will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination.

 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.


Service Disruptions at Conservation Areas & Trails During COVID-19 - Effective November 1, 2021

All conservation areas open to the public during the winter months, however the gates have been closed at Elk's Beach Park, La Vase Portages Conservation Area and Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area.  All washrooms and amenities are closed for the season.  The dock at Papineau Lake has been removed for the season and will be put back in next spring.  

Please note: None of our trails and Conservation Areas are maintained during the winter.

We remind you to respect the Public Health requirement for physical distancing (at least 2 meters between people) and wear a mask if you cannot physically distance. 

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 available for rental, occupancy numbers are limited and proof of vaccination is required.