Campus Highlights

Lakehead University’s two campus locations in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario provides you with two exceptional campuses to discover.

Regardless of location, Lakehead University is committed to offering you a student-centred learning environment that embodies a personal educational experience.

Campus Highlights - Infographic: 1. Thunder Bay Campus 1-1/2 hour flight from Toronto 2. City of Thunder Bay Population: 100,000+ 3. Orillia Campus 1 hour drive from Toronto 4. City of Orillia Population: 30,000+

Thunder Bay Campus

Lakehead University's main campus is located in the City of Thunder Bay. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay is truly ‘superior by nature’. With a population of over 110,000 residents, Thunder Bay has all the amenities of a large centre combined with a small town charm and feel.

Lakehead University is situated in the heart of the city.

Fields and green space surround our campus and all buildings are conveniently located together in one location creating a true campus feel. Many of the University's buildings are grouped around Lake Tamblyn and our residence complexes hug the banks of the McIntyre River. Underground tunnels connect many of the main, centralized buildings on campus, allowing for easy access between classes and facilities. Paved trails surround the campus making it the perfect place to take advantage of taking in the beauty of the area whether you are walking, jogging, rollerblading, bicycling, or, in the winter, cross-country skiing!

7,500 students call the Thunder Bay Campus home.

Orillia Campus

Lakehead University’s Orillia campus is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. In 2006, the Lakehead experience was brought to Central Ontario’s beautiful cottage country in the City of Orillia.

Located just one and a half hours north of Toronto, the City of Orillia is positioned on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe offering you year-round opportunities for culture, recreation and heritage. Orillia has a population of over 30,000 residents with the population growing during summer months, as Orillia becomes a vacation hotspot.

Lakehead University is situated in two areas of the city with campus locations in the historic downtown and 500 University Avenue. In 2010, our brand new state-of-the-art campus opened which made it the first campus in North America to be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard. Our Academic Building is environmentally friendly in every way possible; from the green roofing system, to geothermal energy source, water collection ponds, and much more. The campus also features a 250-bed residence, cafeteria and bookstore. All students have access to recreational facilities through our partnership with the YMCA.

Over 1,500 students call the Orillia Campus home.