Thunder Bay is known as “Canada’s Gateway to the West” for its location at the final navigational point on the Canadian side of Lake Superior. Originally founded as a fur trading post, a settlement was established in 1803 and Fort William was erected. In 1970, Fort William and neighbouring Port Arthur were merged to form the City of Thunder Bay. Today, it is one of Ontario’s most vibrant cities and a centre of art and culture. Its Waterfront District is beloved for its views across the bay of the Sleeping Giant, a long line of mesas that resemble a giant lying on its back.

 Vikings Great Lakes Collection

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Join Viking for a unique expedition across the historic waterways of all five of the majestic Great Lakes. Experience culture-rich urban centres and admire the awesome power of thundering Niagara Falls. Explore the granite islands and sheltered inlets of Georgian Bay and traverse the famous Soo Locks. Study the aquatic ecosystems of the lakes and venture into the dense Boreal Forests that line the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.


View the Great Lakes Collection for more details


View Thunder Bay's Shore excursions to find all the exciting things to do and see in Thunder Bay.

 Hapag Lloyd Cruises

Hanseatic Inspiration Expedition Cruise Ship

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Cruise the Great Lakes with the wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. The HANSEATIC inspiration will become your front row seat in autumn on the lakes between Canada and the USA. Watch as the vast wilderness meets vivid history all around you.


View the Hanseatic Inspiration Expedition cruise ship website for more information. 


American Queen Voyages - formerly Victory Cruise Lines

 American Queen Voyages - mapLakeside Treasures - Roundtrip Chicago


Urban allure launches this remarkable voyage, fusing with mystic Michigan hideaways. Join us on this true Lake Superior showcase to discover its hidden treasures. The down-home charm remains authentic and precious in bewitching stops such as Duluth, Thunder Bay and Marquette. This is a journey for dreamers and discoverers alike.

For more details on this cruise, visit the Lakeside Treasures website.



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