Mattawa Island Conservation Area and beach are now open.  The basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as the washroom, remain closed.  Beaches at Elks Beach and Eva Wardlaw Conservation Areas opened May 29, 2020. 

Any persons using the beaches must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from any other person on the beach other than those with whom they live. 

Further, social gatherings of more than five people on the beaches and in the conservation areas remain prohibited due to Provincial COVID-19 Restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority continues to follow the guidance of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and respond appropriately. 

To minimize common areas of contact in NBMCA conservation areas, NBMCA has closed its hand-release garbage containers in conservation areas and hands-free garbage containers have been provided.  Garbage containers will be emptied once a week so it would be appreciated if you would take any wrappers, papers or other garbage home with you when you leave the conservation area.  If you do observe a full garbage container, please notify NBMCA at 705-474-5420.   

Brochures will not be stocked at conservation areas during COVID-19.  Maps and information for many of NBMCA’s conservation areas are available on-line at