Thunder Bay features over 100 parks and more than 32 km of paved recreational trails. See below for a list of some of our most popular parks.

 Boulevard Lake Park

Boulevard Lake offers fun for everyone. Dip your paddle in the lake on a paddleboard or in a kayak. Walk or cycle the 5km paved loop around, play disc golf or mini-putt or just relax on the beach, play at the playground and enjoy the numerous picnic areas.

 Centennial Botanical Conservatory

A tropical vacation in the winter months and equally as pleasing in the summer, the Centennial Botanical Conservatory is fascinating place to visit. See exotic flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants from around the world in a year-round tropical setting.

 Centennial Park

Centennial Park is 147 acres of Canadian wilderness right in the city. Explore the 1910 logging camp, and visit the animals in the barn. In the summer time, enjoy the recreation trails by foot or bike, or go swimming in one of Thunder Bay's hidden swimming spots. In the winter, bundle up and head out tobogganing, cross-country skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing.

 Chippewa Park

 This is your destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation - right on the shores of Lake Superior. Ride the bumper cars and the tilt-a-whirl. Kick back and relax in the picnic area, play baseball or horseshoes, and stroll down to the beach for an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant. Chippewa also has a fully-equipped campground within the park that includes cabins and RV sites.

 Hillcrest Park

 One of the best spots in the city to see the Sleeping Giant. From Hillcrest Park, high above the water, visitors are treated to views of Anemkii Wajiw (Mount McKay), the harbour, the grain elevators and the city lights. Explore the sunken gardens, the war memorial, the accessible playground and just relax in the ample greenspace.

 International Friendship Gardens

 Explore the city's multicultural heritage with a visit to the International Friendship Gardens. Featuring two small, man-made lakes, monuments representing 18 different ethnic groups, flower gardens and paved walking paths, this is a beautiful place for an afternoon stroll.

 Kaministiquia River Park

 Kam River Park is a 55-metre long walkway along the Kaministiquia River. Featuring scenic views, public art installations and some pieces of Thunder Bay's transportation and maritime history with the historic James Whalen tug and a vintage VIA Rail passenger train at the park.

 Prince Arthur's Landing

 A gem in the city, Prince Arthur's Landing is the redevelopment at Marina Park featuring unbeatable views of the Sleeping Giant, walking paths along the shore of Lake Superior, numerous public art installations, sail tours, playgrounds, a festival area, a splash pad, a restaurant and many other vendors.

 Trowbridge Falls

 Nestled in the woods at the Northern most edge of the city you'll find Trowbridge Falls. Only a short distance from Boulevard Lake and Centennial Park, Trowbridge offer hiking, mountain biking and camping (RV sites available) in the summer and great fat biking in the winter.

 Vickers Park

 The former city of Fort William's first park, Vickers Park is still a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. With it's beautiful gardens, walking paths, picnic areas and playground equipment this is a perfect spot for families to relax outdoors.

 Waverley Park

 The second oldest park in the entire province! Waverley park was centrally located in the former city of Port Arthur. Today it welcomes visitors daily to its gardens, war memorials, views of downtown and ample greenspace.

Visit the City of Thunder Bay Parks Department for a complete list and more detailed information about all city parks and recreational trails.

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