Thunder Bay, located on the traditional Lands of the Anishnaebae Peoples of Fort William First Nation, is regarded by many as Canada’s Premier Outdoor City.  Located on the shore of the world’s largest lake, Lake Superior, on the edge of the planet’s largest contiguous boreal forest and a gathering place for thousands of years, Thunder Bay enjoys an intimate connectivity to the natural environment around it.

This creates the backdrop to many wonderful entertaining and educational experiences for travel trade to build unique itineraries for your guests.   

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Popular Local Attractions
  • Fort William Historical Park: The world’s largest reconstructed fur trade post takes guests back to 1815 and the height of the Canadian fur trade.  Learn about Canadian commerce, Indigenous relations of the time and the western settlement of Canada during colonial times.  
  • Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park: Ontario’s second highest waterfall is often dubbed Niagara of the North. 
  • Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park: featuring stunning views and canyon walls so deep, arctic plants and perma frost can be found a thousand kilometers from the arctic region of Canada.
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Silver Islet:A guardian of the bay, this extensive park features Ontario’s highest cliffs, numerous hiking trails for all skill levels and beaches.  Tour the Silver Islet community and the iconic 150 year old General store for their legendary Cinnamon buns. 
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery: Home to one of Canada’s largest collections of Indigenous Woodland art, this gallery is planning a move adjacent to the cruise terminal for 2025.
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum: learn about Thunder Bay and area’s history, from pre contact through to the 19th century.
  • Sail Superior: See the big lake aboard on of their three sailboats, including the luxurious Lagoon 500 Catermaran or speed across the waves aboard the Superior Rocket high speed zodiac.
  • The Waterfront District: located a hort walk from the cruise terminal, this area features dzens of local culinary and boutique retail options.  
  • Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood:   This neighbourhood is the centrepiece of Canada’s Finnish culture, featuring local shops and culinary gems.  From here, it’s a short walk up to Hillcrest Park for scenic vistas of the city and harbour.

  • Terry Fox Monument and Lookout
  • Anemki Waajiw: Located on Fort William First Nation, this scenic lookout and Pow Wow grounds offers panoramic views of the city

  • Lakehead Transportation Museum: Tour the Alexander Henry ice breaker and bouy tender, located at the Pool 6 Cruise Terminal
Where To Stay
Thunder Bay offers a variety of quality and unique accommodation options for your guests, ranging from waterfront 4-star properties, convention hotels, many well known brand name select service properties and even a boutique hostel available for full facility bookings for educational, sport and conference delegations. 

See the full range on our accommodation page.

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Where To Eat

Every traveller eats and Thunder Bay has become known nationally as the small city with a huge culinary scene.  Indigenous, modern Canadian, and international flavours satisfy every appetite. 

We may be biased, but in Thunder Bay we believe that Lake Superior water makes the best beer. There are a number of craft breweries with inviting taprooms to sample local brews, such as Sleeping Giant Brewing CompanyDawson Trail BreweryLakehead Beer CompanyOne Time Brew Co and Prospector Brew House.

Visit our eat and drink page to learn more about the vast variety of dining options and our strong farm to table culinary culture.

Thunder Bay International Airport is served by Air CanadaWestjetPorter and Flair Airlines and has customs clearing capacity for inbound international charter aircraft.

Uride is a popular local ride share app.

Van and motor Coach companies include Winning StreakOntario NorthlandKasper Transportation and Granite Town Cars

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