Learn about Thunder Bay

Tips for Getting to Know Thunder Bay:

  • Visit one of Canada’s 7 Wonders – The Sleeping Giant
  • Walk across the Eagle Canyon suspension bridge – the longest in Canada!
  • Take a Latin dancing class or listen to Fort William First Nation’s hand drumming at Culture Days
  • Take part in the City’s 20+ celebrations: Festival of India, Festa Italiana, Folklore Festival, Holi and Gaura Purnima, Eid at the Thunder Bay Masjid, Chinese New Year
  • Purchase fresh produce, cheese and crafts at the Country Market
  • Go back in time at Fort William Historical Park

Superior By Nature

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. Winter is no time to hibernate in this city! There are two Alpine and two world-class Nordic ski centres in the area, as well as excellent curling and hockey facilities. 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.

The City of Thunder Bay was designated as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2003. Attractions include 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, 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.

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