The Owen Channel property was purchased in April 2018. It is located in the National Marine Conservation Area on the east shore of Black Bay Peninsula. (Click on map to the right.) Inland, a Provincial Conservation Reserve surrounds the property. The property consists of five adjacent parcels (200 acres) of which about 60% is land and 40% lakebed.

The Owen Channel site features more than two kilometers of rugged Lake Superior shoreline, large raised cobble beaches with delicate lichen and heath habitat, and an array of Arctic plants. Another feature of interest is a small inland lake (Otter Lake) with shoreline marsh habitat. Roughly half of this lake is included in the purchase. The property is remote with no buildings nor roads, and no recent logging nor mining.

The property is located very near some of our existing reserves. Spar Island, and Agate Cove, both purchased in 2017 as part of TBFN’s “Superior Islands Nature Reserve”, are just a few minutes away by boat. The property is also on the route of the Lake Superior Water Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail).  

Cobble Beach on Owen Channel

Bedrock pavement