La Vase Portages Hiking Trails

North Bay

Discovery Routes


The La Vase Portages Conservation Area offers a series of easy looped hiking trails following the north end of the ancient portage route. The historic Voyageur canoe route that connects Trout Lake and Lake Nipissing was used thousands of years ago by First Nations at the time of European contact. Europeans, including Etienne Brule and Samuel de Champlain learned of the route from First Nations guides and it was soon established as a major artery into the interior of North America.

Ownership North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Management North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Length 2.5 km
Activities Hiking
Amenities Parking, Rest Area
Difficulty Easy
Surface Compacted Soil
Seasons All Season

For More Information

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

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.