Ward Lake. Photo © Mike Bryan

Ward Lake

The Ward Lake Nature Reserve protects 410 acres of rugged and scenic wilderness. This reserve is located south of the city of Thunder Bay. The reserve includes parts of two inland lakes, some dramatic cliffs, and a small creek that flows from Ward Lake down towards Sturgeon Bay. Tree species on this property include jack pine, white pine, and both red and sugar maple. The nearby cliffs were the site of the first re-introduction of peregrine falcons into Ontario back in 1989, and peregrines still nest in the area today. The Ward Lake Nature Reserve protects an part of the Nor’westers landscape that dominates the area south of the city.