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Kate Pace Way

Hiking Trail Biking Trail Inline Skating Trail

Location North Bay’s waterfront (Memorial Dr) to Cranberry Road in Callander
Trailhead UTM 617780 mE x 5130115 mN (beginning)
624553 mE x 5121667 mN (end)
Ownership City of North Bay and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management City of North Bay and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 12.4 km / 7.7 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities walking/running, cycling, inline skating
Amenities parking, washrooms, rest area, picnic area
Surface paved pathway; some hills; portions of trail located on municipal roads
Access Points multiple access points along the way

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 – these are your trails!
  • please 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

Safety Considerations

  • hill warnings
  • road intersection cautions
  • driveway cautions


  • regularly throughout the season


This twelve kilometre pathway, named in honour of Olympic skier and native daughter Kate Pace, is a multi-use trail 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 walk along the lock-stone sidewalk which meanders through seasonal gardens and along beautiful Lake Nipissing, while biker and bladers continue along the paved pathway. The pathway runs parallel to Lakeshore Drive where pathway users can take a short detour and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants.


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.

Voyageur Cycling Route

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