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Cascades Conservation Area

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Balsam St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2G0, Canada
+1 807-344-5857
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Nice Short Walk

This is a very good "bang for buck" walk to the falls after a short drive out of town. The last... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Great hiking paths

Loved this area! Multiple paths, covering a wide area and different length trails. The map on... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Debbie C
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“yellow trail” (3 reviews)
“on the rocks” (3 reviews)
“broken glass” (2 reviews)
Balsam St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2G0, Canada
+1 807-344-5857
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a very good "bang for buck" walk to the falls after a short drive out of town. The last part is fairly rocky so may not be as good for people with mobility issues.

Thank kjkToronto
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Loved this area! Multiple paths, covering a wide area and different length trails. The map on display definitely helped us to get around.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite things to do while in Thunder Bay is taking my lawn chair and book to the cascades. A beautiful, picturesque stop to listen to the water and enjoy the fresh out doors. I place my chair in the middle of a...More

Thank Patsy S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We hadn't been to the Cascades in over 25 years. The plan is to go back and explore more in the next couple of weeks. My friend and I had a day to spend outdoors, with no immediate plans - a magical mystical kind of...More

Thank Ideasculptor
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We set out to hike to the cascades while in the area. Took the blue trail to the red trail to the yellow trail. Unfortunately the little river run off the day we went was high and we decided not to try and cross, meaning...More

Thank sarahnaid
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I would consider this a must-see in Thunder Bay! Take a quick zip out of town to the Conservation Area, and find yourself at a sizeable parking lot. There's a loyalty parking payment of $2. There you'll also find a map of the area, and...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Cascades is such a beautiful area of Thunder Bay. I enjoy walking there when I can. However, I tend to avoid it on weekends and in the summer. There is so much garbage left down by the river, and so many people do not...More

Thank Traveller155017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

First of all you must be a good swimmer or bring a PFD. It is a summer party area so bring good shoes as well as water shoes. The sad part is that people leave their garbage and there is broken glass in places on...More

Thank tom k
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Would not suggest going with kids under 10, harder hike in and slippery rocks. But a beautiful setting, and great on a summer day. We had fun swimming too.

Thank Kiefer75
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Drove through there last night - nice area for a stroll especially on a hot day -- can always count on seeing deer grazing in the area - very nice view of the sleeping giant -- being right a t water level

Thank James G
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25 July 2016|
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Response from littledrummerboy2016 | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 10 minute walk. If you take the trail on the left of the parking lot and follow the trail straight down you will arrive at the rocks and the water however the terrain is a little rough if you have wee ones or... More