City of Thunder Bay

The Sleeping Giant overseeing Lake SuperiorLocated on the northwest shore of Lake Superior, the City of Thunder Bay is built around the harbour of the largest inland port in Canada. Under the watchful gaze of the majestic Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is home to over 110,000 people. As the metropolitan hub for Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay is easy to get to from any location. Not only are we served by major and regional airlines like WestJet, Air Canada and Porter, but we are also directly on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Year-round, Thunder Bay acts as the centre of a vast recreational and cultural area offering access to a wide variety of sports and activities. With two Alpine and two world-class Nordic ski centres in the area, as well as excellent curling and hockey facilities, and endless outdoor activities like fat biking, ice climbing, dogsledding and ice fishing, winter is no time to hibernate in Thunder Bay. Summer activities include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, rock climbing, swimming, jogging, cycling, camping, fishing, hiking and golf which abound in and around numerous lakes in the area. Thunder Bay's famed Sleeping Giant was voted #1, the People's Choice in the Seven Wonders of Canada contest.

Designated as the Cultural Capital of Canada, the City of Thunder Bay is home to Fort William Historical Park, a 1,500 seat state-of-the-art Community Auditorium, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the professional live Magnus Theatre, lots of community theatre, the annual Blues Festival, indoor concerts in some of Thunder Bay’s greatest venues year round and live outdoor concerts and movies at the waterfront during the summer, and much more!

In addition, a wide variety of excellent shopping opportunities exist, and no matter your taste, the choice is yours between a mix of traditional and fine dining experiences. The food scene in Thunder Bay continues to grow and is second to none!

Thunder Bay also provides you with so much more. From places of worship to cultural centres, schools, daycares, hospitals and clinics, you will find everything you need close to campus. 

Must Try Places to Eat: Persian Man for a Persian (Thunder Bay delicacy), Madhouse, The Foundry, Sovereign Room, The Growing Season, Thai Kitchen, Outlaws, Rebel Salad

Must See Sights: Fort William Historical Park, Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon, Sleeping Giant, The Marina Waterfront, Mount McKay

Must Try Outside: Fat Biking at Centennial Park, Ice Fishing, Lake Superior by Sailboat

Best Shopping Spots: Bay Street, Downtown, Intercity Shopping Centre, Thunder Centre