Kate Pace Way

North Bay

Kate Pace Way


This paved trail, named in honour of former Olympic skier Kate Pace, is a multi-use pathway for walking, jogging, cycling, and inline skating, and is intended for shared use. The pathway winds through a variety of environments including sections surrounded by trees, streams, and nature, municipal parks, roadways, and residential areas as well as North Bay’s beautiful waterfront. Along the waterfront, walkers may choose to stroll along the lock-stone sidewalk which meanders through seasonal gardens and along beautiful Lake Nipissing, while cyclists and roller bladers continue along the paved pathway. South of the waterfront, the paved trail continues through a residential area and through a forest and beautiful wetland before it reaches the Village of Callander.

In the winter of 2022, the City of North Bay groomed a section of the trail to be used for cross-country skiing and fat biking.

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Location various access points along North Bay's Waterfront
Trailhead UTM 617780 mE x 5130115 mN (beginning) 624553 mE x 5121667 mN (end)
Ownership City of North Bay/ North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management City of North Bay/ North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 12 km
Activities Cross-Country Skiing, Fat Biking, Hiking, Inline Skating, Road Cycling
Amenities Parking, Rest Area, Washrooms
Difficulty Easy
Surface Paved Trail
Seasons All Season

Rules for Use

  • cyclists and inline skaters must yield to pedestrians
  • travel in a single file; walk, run, or stroll in a safe, consistent, and predictable manner
  • move completely off the walkway when stopping
  • keep to the right except when passing
  • sound your bell or call out “passing on your left” before passing
  • please do not litter
  • keep your pets on a leash within your lane and remember to clean up after them
  • users are encouraged to use the appropriate safety gear


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northeast on HWY 11/17 and turn left at Cassells Street. Turn right onto Main Street West, and left onto Memorial Drive where you will find a parking lot and the Kate Pace Way trailhead.

For More Information

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
15 Janey Ave, North Bay, ON
(705) 474-5420

City of North Bay, Arts, Culture, Recreation & Leisure Services
(705)474-0626 ext. 2329 or 2335

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The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.