lorne allard / Fisherman's Park

The goal of the NSSA was to work with the City of Thunder Bay to revitalize this abused area, and return it to a natural setting, and to create a place which the citizens of our city would want to visit.

The park was renamed Lorne Allard / Fisherman's Park in 2018 in recognition of the lifelong committment to the City of Thunder Bay by Lorne Allard. Lorne served as an alderman on City Council and was also a founding member of the North Shore Steelhead Association. This was the last project on which Lorne was actively involved and the NSSA is proud to support this renaming of the park.

Currently the City is working on extending the trial system between Cumberland Street and Shipyard Drive, which will bring users of the trail system to Fisherman's Park.


This popular attraction has been driving visitors to Thunder Bay for over 100 years. With water falls, rapids and beautiful views of Lake Superior, this historical nature site is worth rescuing. Here, you'll find a detailed historical summary presented by the Forest Capital Development Association, Millennial Legacy Project.

Phase 1 - 2009

Beginning in 2009 the property will be thoroughly cleaned up of debris and garbage. A rough trail following the river will be created. The dead trees will be taken down and chipped on site or removed to the laydown area at the City municipal waste collection depot.

Phase 2 - 2010

This year will see the trail paved along the circumference of the property, and the inclusion of new flower beds and picnic areas. Bare areas will be reseeded with grass, clover, and wildflower mix. Numerous native tree species and shrubs will be planted to beautify the area.

Phase 3 - 2011

2011 saw the trail paved and the construction of the shelters and observation deck. Additional tree planting and the creation of flower beds were also completed in 2011

Continued Work

Work on this project is ongoing and we will continue to update this section as this project evolves.


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