Getting to Thunder Bay Campus

Travel Information & Directions for your Campus Tour

Thunder Bay Campus Tours

Campus tours at Lakehead University last about three hours and may include a visit to residence and a meeting with faculty if requested. During the walking tour, our tour guides will showcase all that Lakehead University has to offer including student services, popular hangouts, and recreational facilities. Visitors will explore the layout of campus as our tour guides will highlight buildings, classrooms, lecture theatres, and computer labs. While walking outdoors to various parts of campus, enjoy the natural environment that surrounds Lakehead University!

Travelling to Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay International Airport is served by major airlines, WestJet, Porter and Air Canada, as well as regional airlines. Many flights travel to and from Thunder Bay each day from other major Canadian cities as well as smaller or more remote northern communities. Thunder Bay also has regular Greyhound bus service from Vancouver and Toronto. Visitors travelling by car to Thunder Bay will enjoy the TransCanada route from the west through Boreal forest and Canadian Shield. When travelling along the TransCanada from the east, the highway along the north shore of Lake Superior is of the most scenic in the country. For more information about travelling to Thunder Bay, click on the links below:

Driving to Thunder Bay? During the winter months, it is a good idea to check on the weather and road conditions in the area for your road trip. Trans Canada Road Conditions

Directions to the Tour Starting Point

Before your tour, please come to the Undergraduate Recruitment office at 1294 Balmoral Street, Suite 1002 (in the same building as the Lakehead University Paleo-DNA Lab) to meet up with your tour guide. Please click here for a campus map (Our building is marked "NO" on the campus map).

From the Thunder Bay International Airport to Campus by Car:

  • When exiting the airport, turn left onto Highway 61 (becomes Hwy 11/17)
  • Turn right onto the Harbour Expressway
  • Turn left onto Balmoral Street
  • You will pass Central Ave., The Thunder Bay Police Headquarters and two churches on your left
  • Turn left into 1294 Balmoral Street
  • Click here for a map link

From the Thunder Bay International Airport to Campus by Public Transit:

  • Bus fare is $2.75. Here is a link for the schedules & maps for Thunder Bay City Transit.
  • Take the #14 Airport bus to the City Hall terminal. Be sure to get a transfer when you board the bus. 
  • Transfer to the #16 Balmoral bus to Confederation College.
  • At the college transfer to the #2 Crosstown in the direction of the Water Street Terminal.
  • Get off the bus at the Lakehead University Agora Circle stop.
  • From there, walk through campus to the Undergraduate Recruitment office in the 1294 Balmoral Bldg. (refer to the campus map).

From the Greyhound Bus Terminal to Campus by Public Transit:

  • Bus fare is $2.75. Here is a link for the schedules & maps for Thunder Bay City Transit.
  • Exit the Greyhound Bus Terminal and cross Fort William Road to the bus stop opposite the terminal.
  • Take the #8 James Street bus in the direction of the Intercity Mall.
  • Transfer at the mall to the #9 Junot bus in the direction of the Waterfront Terminal. Take this bus to the Lakehead University Agora Circle bus stop on campus.
  • From there, walk through campus to the Undergraduate Recruitment office in the 1294 Balmoral Bldg. (refer to the campus map).