Located in the heart of the city, the 97 hectare (240 acre) Laurier Woods encompasses a provincially significant wetland, rocky outcrops and upland forest; and is a sanctuary to a broad range of wetland and woodland creatures, including migrating birds.
A 10+ kilometre trail network spans the Woods offering excellent opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. There is much to appreciate and enjoy in Laurier Woods - some of which is featured at the interpretive stops along the trail. Stop at the dipping platform on the lower pond to catch a glimpse of the wetland birds and aquatic life. Have a seat at the Haist Lookout for a birds' eye view.
Enjoy your hike!
Visitors are asked to park in the main entrance parking lot located at the end of Brule Street. The secondary entrance at the end of Laurier Avenue has very limited parking. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please, if you bring it in, take it out. Thank you.
The birds, plants, and Directors of the FLW thank all that use the Woods responsibly.
We are planning on providing guided walks again in 2022.
Until then enjoy your hikes in the Woods.
MEDIA RELEASE - Removal of trees, limbs, plants for holiday decorations not permitted. December 8, 2021
Photos courtesy Laurier Woods visitors
Eric Thomson, Financial Advisor with Thomson Financial Partners at CI Assante Wealth Management, presented a cheque for $1,000 to Fred Pinto (on left), President of the Friends of Laurier Woods, during Assante’s fundraiser for the North Bay Food Bank on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Laurier Woods Conservation Area. This generous donation will assist the Friends and North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority with the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the trails in the woods. Thank you!
Check out our latest bulletin for information about becoming a member and a new opportunity to contribute to our next project - the reconstruction of 2 boardwalks. Campaign launch coming in January 2022!
You can record your bird observations on the charts that have been set up again this year.