Living in Thunder Bay

Located on the north-west 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, this home for 122,000 people is served by major and regional airlines, bus service, and the Trans-Canada Highway.


Residence life can provide a diverse learning environment by encouraging all students to live cooperatively, in a community, demonstrating good citizenship and character, and to become involved in the activities and leadership opportunities. There are currently accommodations, on-campus, for 1300 students.

Off campus

Thunder Bay is a University city and, as such, there are many off campus accommodations available for students. The Off-Campus Housing office has up-to-date information on current and upcoming availabilities.


Settling in

Many of our students (over 95 %) find it easier to have their family close by for support while enrolled in University.

Thunder Bay provides a variety of elementary and secondary school systems as well as various clubs and organizations that are sure to interest people of all ages.

For the younger children, Lakehead University’s Nanabijou Childcare centre is a non-profit centre which can accommodate 37 children from the ages of 18 months to 5 years.

There is also a before and after school program for students ages 6-12 years.

Additionally, there are many dependable daycare centres located in Thunder Bay. 

visit: City of Thunder Bay