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

400 Lyon Boulevard West

Boulevard Lake is surrounded by 650 acres of parkland, from the scenic bluffs north of the lake to the dam on the lower Current River. The Black Bay Bridge (1911) at the lake's outlet at Cumberland Street North is a reinforced concrete span bridge, which lights up in the evenings – the first of its type in North America.

Park features:

18-hole disc golf course

Splish Splash Water Park*


Concession area*


Paddleboat and canoe rental*

Fully accessible playground equipment

Recreational trails

Six picnic areas (picnic tables out seasonally) - available for rent

Washrooms and change facility*

Pickleball / Tennis courts

* seasonal

Access from Lyon Blvd, Current Ave and Lyon Blvd West

Centennial Botanical Conservatory

The City of Thunder Bay's Centennial Botanical Conservatory is fully accessible and a great place to visit year-round. The Conservatory was opened in 1967 by the Fort William Parks Board as a Centennial project, and is a legacy to the citizens of Thunder Bay.

Dease Street off Balmoral Street

Centennial Park

Hike, bike (MTB or fat tire), snowshoe or ski your way through this wonderful wilderness area, or step back in time at the 1910 replica logging camp. Features a woodland park and a one-of-a-kind zipline.

Centennial Park Drive (off Arundel Street)

Chippewa Park

Enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun at one of Thunder Bay’s most treasured landmarks. Chippewa Park has preserved its 1920s charm, while updating with added features like overnight camping, a modern RV park and wheelchair accessible log cabins on the water.

The park features a newly restored 115-year-old carousel and two beaches on Lake Superior.

Situated only 10 minutes from the city, off Highway 61 South or James Street

Hotline: (807) 625-CHIP Toll Free: 1-888-711-5094

Friends Of Chippewa Park

Hillcrest Park

One of the best spots to view the Sleeping Giant, this park on the hill overlooks the waterfront and the harbour. Also features a military memorial, playground and sunken gardens.

High Street between Red River Road and Oliver Road

Kaministiquia River Park

Discover a beautiful scene along the Kaministiquia River with a walkway, Anishinaabe Sculpture and the VIA train display.

Syndicate Avenue at CP Rail Station near Donald and Simpson Streets

Marina Park/Prince Arthur’s Landing 
Located in Thunder Bay’s waterfront area, visitors will enjoy spectacular lake views, walking paths, scenic lookouts, picnic areas and more.

Prince Arthur’s Landing is a multi-use park, home to lake-view restaurants, children’s playground, skatepark, and splash pad that transforms into a skating rink in the winter months.

Red River Road at Water Street Marina open May to October – (807) 345-2741 Off-season: City's Parks & Open Spaces: (807) 625-2941

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.

Soroptimist 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.

Victoria Avenue at Legion Track Drive

Trowbridge Falls

Located along the cascading Current River, this beautiful park features great trails and a bike skills park, as well as a full-service campground and RV park.

Copenhagen Road off Highway 11/17 – (807) 683-6661

Vickers Park

In 1902, Catherine Mary Vickers made a ten acre donation to the town of Fort William on the premise that the "Public Park" or "Garden" be for "free use and enjoyment" for the inhabitants of the town of Fort William. This traditional park offers trees, benches & play equipment, and a 500-metre skating trail loop in winter.

Arthur Street between South Selkirk Street and South Brunswick Street

Waverley Park

The 2nd oldest municipal park in Ontario boasts giant cottonwood trees, a fountain and a cenotaph. It is also home to a newly renovated lookout and historical installation.

Red River Road near the top of Waverley Street

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

Proud To Be a Pet-Friendly City!

The City of Thunder Bay maintains three dog parks and one off-leash area for our canine residents, visitors and their owners to enjoy year-round:

Hillyard Lands Dog Park North of Central Avenue between Memorial and 8th Avenue (Turn north off Central Avenue at Carrick Street)

Beverly Street Dog Park South of Port Arthur Stadium on the corner of Beverly Street and Winnipeg Avenue

Neebing Playfield Dog Park On the corner of Neebing Avenue and Mary Street West

Centennial Park Leash-Free Area Centennial Park, off Arundel Street

For Off-Leash rules & regulations and directions to these parks ... find more information on Pet Friendly Services including Kennels, Veterinarian Services and Pet-Friendly Hotels/Motels!

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