The Mountjoy Historical Conservation Area is located on the banks of the Mattagami River and provides 7 hectares of beautiful greenspace ideal for walking, picnicking and relaxing. The area features paved trails, public washrooms, sports fields and plenty of parking. It also has great views of the Mattagami River with convenient access if you want to launch a canoe or kayak. The Conservation Area is easily accessible off of Riverside Drive. As a jumping off point, the park forms part of the community trail system and is connected by a trail to the boat launch.
In 1960 this area was completely covered in flood waters when the Mattagami River overtopped its banks and caused millions of dollars in damages. The Conservation Area was developed as a result of a land clearance project that was put in place in the early 1970’s and saw the removal many houses and businesses from this flood plain area.