Description & Services
Public Comments Regional Office does not provide services to the public
Description (Service) Functions as the Northwest Regional Office overseeing the following District Offices: 
  • Dryden District 
  • Fort Frances District 
  • Kenora District 
  • Nipigon District 
  • Sioux Lookout District 
  • Thunder Bay District
District Offices offer the following services: 
  • Manages and regulates outdoors cards, hunting and fishing in Ontario 
  • Offers environmental and natural resources maps 
  • Protects animals, plants, land, water, forests and other ecosystems  
  • Manages Crown land, including renewable energy projects, planning, work permits, buying and renting and camping on Crown land 
  • Administers the Bearwise reporting line between Apr 1 and Nov 30 (between Dec 1 and Mar 31: report bear problems to the District office) 
  • Provides advice on wild birds and animals in distress and takes complaints about poaching, fishing violations, etc 
  • Does not deal with the coyote problem, nuisance animals and will not provide animal control services
Natural Resources Violations – MNRF TIPS 
  • Accepts reports of illegal activity against Ontario’s fish and wildlife, species at risk, shore lands, forests, provincial parks and conservation reserves, petroleum, aggregate resources and Crown lands
Hours Mon-Fri 8:15 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-1940 
Bear Wise 1-866-514-2327 
Invasive Species 1-800-563-7711 
Natural Resources Violations MNRF TIPS 1-877-847-7667
Fax 807-473-3023
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Site Location South Ward, Government Building
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 435 James St S, Suite 221A
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S8
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Intersection James St S and Arthur St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial