(North Bay, ON.  September 15, 2023)  The temporary closure of Laurier Woods Conservation Area is rescheduled for a second time, due to the revised availability of the contractor who is replacing two boardwalks on the main trail.  Construction is expected to begin September 25, 2023. Laurier Woods remains open until construction commences.

The two boardwalks being replaced are located on the main trail at Laurier Woods. For the safety of the public in this active construction site closure of Laurier Woods and all its trails is necessary. Construction is still expected to be completed by October 15.

Friends of Laurier Woods and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority who co-own Laurier Woods Conservation Area ask that the public refrain from entering Laurier Woods for any reason during the closure.  Closure signs will be posted at the Brule St. and Laurier Avenue entrances to Laurier Woods.

The $68,900 project consists of a 25 foot and 65 foot boardwalk with funding from NBMCA as well as the funds raised by Friends of Laurier Woods (FLW).  

The 250 acre conservation area encompasses a provincially significant wetland, rocky outcrops and upland forest, and is a sanctuary to a broad range of wetland and woodland creatures and migrating birds.  The trailhead is located at Brule St. just off Franklin St.

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario responsible for watershed management on behalf of local municipalities, stakeholders, and the province.

The public can follow NBMCA on the web at nbmca.ca, Facebook (@theNBMCA),, X  (@theNBMCA) and Instagram (nbmcainfo).



Media Contacts:
Friends of Laurier Woods:  April McClellan, Vice President  416-530-1718
NBMCA:  David Ellingwood, Director, Water Resources 705-474-5420