Thunder Bay is a beautiful place to explore whatever time of year you visit. Summers are packed with people taking advantage of the lakes, fall brings out the beautiful autumn leaves, winter provides you with snowmobile and skiing and spring provides you with a glimpse of the beauty that is eagerly trying to break through.
Home to the Sleeping Giant, which is a unique rock formation, and located along the shores of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is great for those looking to spend time outdoors. The marina provides you with an up close and personal look of this magnificent lake. It has beautiful walking paths that take you around the area and harbour cruises to take you over the waters. Kakabeka Falls is one of the largest tourist attractions the Thunder Bay area has to offer. Although they are beautiful any time of year, the springs melting snow provides you with an even more impressive view of the power that rushes over the edges. The Fort William Historical Park, also known as Old Fort William, was first created as a fur trading post but today offers you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Thunder Bay scenery. Traveling with animal lovers? Make your way to the Chippewa wildlife zoo. Centennial Park is another great place to enjoy the outdoors and is the place to go rock climbing. You could also climb aboard the Muskeg Express and enjoy a train ride throughout the area.
Thunder Bay has an impressive collection of mountains that offer you fantastic views and skiing. Yes, it is true you can ski in Thunder Bay. Mount McKay has one of the very best lookout points in the entire area. Although rock climbing is not allowed, there are fantastic paths that are lined with the natural flora that flourishes here. Skiers and boarders can perfect their skill on either Candy Mountain or Mount Baldy. You can also go cross-country skiing or snowmobiling if you prefer to stay closer to ground level.
The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame is the place to see all the talented athletes that have come from the nearby areas. The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium is the place to watch the Symphony Orchestra perform in addition to numerous plays that grace its stage. The Magnus Theatre is ideal for those who enjoy plays and the Art Gallery for those who are interested in First Nations artists. Learn more about Thunder Bays past at the Historical Museum.
This quaint town is surprisingly filled with a wealth of great outdoor activities and interesting sites sure to keep you enticed while visiting.