Thunder Bay is the gateway to Northwest Ontario, an area of over 500,000 sq. km with 150,000 lakes and rivers.

Paddle a canoe today and 200 years ago

Home to iconic wilderness parks, the Northwest is a paddler's dream. Water trails that weave and wind through the boreal forest, the highways of hundreds of years ago as indigenous people and voyageurs travelled on the rivers to Thunder Bay to trade furs and goods. Read more stories about the region at

Head west to a boater's paradise

Visit quaint towns and villages, explore Lake Superior or head west to Kenora and Lake of the Woods. Cruise in a houseboat to try some of the best fishing in the world in the many lakes in Sunset Country.

Float above the trees

Hop aboard a float plane and see the Northwest Ontario views from above as you take off and land on a different lake every day.

Bucket list road trips

For a vacation the entire family will love and never forget cruise through Superior Country: try the Lake Superior Circle Tour. Also, a bucket list route for motorcycle enthusiasts - check out Ride Lake Superior.

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