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Thunder Bay

3.9
Monuments · Historic Sites · National Parks
Canada's Gateway to the West
A welcome breath of civilization for travelers crossing the vast Canadian landscape between the two oceans, Thunder Bay represents a transportation hub linking the country's sprawling agricultural interior with the rest of the world. In a pleasant mid-sized town with a few historical attractions and plenty of dining/shopping options, holidays in Thunder Bay allow you to organize your time in whatever unhurried fashion you desire. You can spend days relaxing at the city's saunas, practicing your curling skills, and taking walks along the harbor. To satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie, take guided wilderness trips to experience the region's varied wildlife and picturesque scenery. Use our Canada tour planning tool to arrange your visit to Thunder Bay and other destinations in Canada.
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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park ©
National Park
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Terry Fox Monument ©
Monument
Terry Fox Monument
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Fort William Historical Park ©
Historic Site
Fort William Historical Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hillcrest Park ©
Park
Hillcrest Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Thunder Bay

Mount McKay ©
Mountain
Mount McKay
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Marina Park ©
Water Body
Marina Park
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area ©
Water Body
Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Silver Falls Provincial Park ©
Waterfall
Silver Falls Provincial Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Thunder Bay

Kakabeka Falls ©
Waterfall
Kakabeka Falls Kakabeka Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Amethyst Mine Panorama ©
Geologic Formation
Amethyst Mine Panorama Shuniah
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park ©
Canyon
Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park Dorion
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park
National Park
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park Rossport
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Parks in Thunder Bay

Centennial Botanical Conservatory ©
Garden
Centennial Botanical Conservatory
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Centennial Park ©
Park
Centennial Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
International Friendship Garden ©
Park
International Friendship Garden
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Kaministiquia River Heritage Park ©
Park
Kaministiquia River Heritage Park
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Thunder Bay

A Spa For You ©
Spa
A Spa For You
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Pigeon River Provincial Park ©
Park
Pigeon River Provincial Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Chippewa Park ©
Park
Chippewa Park
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kamview Nordic Ski Centre ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Kamview Nordic Ski Centre
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Museum ©
History Museum
Thunder Bay Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village ©
Specialty Museum
Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Thunder Bay Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall Of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall Of Fame
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Thunder Bay

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