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Laurier Woods Trail

Hiking Trail Skiing Snowshoe Trail

Location Laurier Woods at the end of Brule Street, North Bay
Trailhead UTM 619841 mE x 5129369 mN
Ownership North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management Friends of Laurier Woods and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 4.8 km / 3 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing
Amenities parking, picnic area, interpretive signage coming soon, bird watching, plant viewing
Surface uplands and lowlands, boardwalks
User Fee membership fees or day-use fees are due to the Ski Club for use of the trails in the winter months
Number of Portages 9
Access Points there are access points from well-developed gravel roads all along the River’s south shore, and at Trout Lake

Rules for Use

  • hunting, fires, and motorized vehicles are all prohibited on the trails

Safety Considerations

  • trails are easy, but are natural with few man-made improvements except for boardwalks


  • monthly as required


This beautiful trail is located at the end of Brule Street in North Bay. The trail loops through Laurier Woods, which consists of approximately 118 acres of moderately undisturbed upland forest and wetlands habitat. This combination of forest and wetlands provides a variety of habitat for wildlife. This area is outstanding for bird-watching, with 33 bird species nesting in the woods. The trail offers a great escape from the City, within the City, and is managed by the Friends of Laurier Woods in partnership with the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority.


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head northwest on HWY 11/17 and take a left at Seymour Street. Turn right at Franklin Street, and then left onto Brule Street where you will find a parking area and new trail signage.


Voyageur Cycling Route

Upcoming Trail Events

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