Surrounded by rugged, Canadian wilderness and an inland sea, Thunder Bay is home to a number of natural wonders and scenic views. Grab your camera and see them all.

Anemki Wajiw (Mount McKay)

Towering 1,000 ft. over the city, Anemki Wajiw (Mount McKay) located on the Fort William First Nation, is a must on your list of attractions. At the 500 ft. level, the viewing scope and skyline walkway offer a magnificent vista of the city, Lake Superior and surrounding countryside. There is also a picnic area, snack bar and an easy hiking trail to the top of the mountain.

Sleeping Giant

Resembling a man sleeping on his back, Thunder Bay's most famous landmark, the Sleeping Giant can be seen from many vantage points around the city including from the Mount McKay Lookout, the Terry Fox Monument, Hillcrest Park, Chippewa Park and many others. Check out this list of some of the best viewing spots.

Top of the Giant

The Sleeping Giant is not something to just be looked at, but something to be experienced. Climb to the Top of the Giant; one of the highest points in all of Ontario at 1200ft above sea level. The views are unparalleled. Visit the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park to learn more.

Thunder Bay Lookout

Accessible by car in summer or winter the Thunder Bay Lookout at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park offers spectacular views of Lake Superior and the city of Thunder Bay from a viewing platform jutting out from the side of a cliff, suspended over the water.

Kakabeka Falls

The 'Niagara of the North', Ontario's second largest waterfall, Kakabeka Falls plunges 40 metres (131 ft) over sheer cliffs and some of the oldest fossils in the world. Get a bird's-eye view from platforms as you hike or cross-country ski along the gorge. The Falls are accessible from a parking lot just within the Park entrance. 

Kakabeka Falls

Ouimet Canyon

Ouimet Canyon is 100 metres (330 ft) deep, 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 2,000 metres (2.0km; 1.2mi) long. Offering an accessible walking trail to two viewing platforms, visitors get panoramic views and a lesson on arctic plant life.

Oiment Canyon

Terry Fox Monument and Visitor Centre

An inspirational stop, the Terry Fox Monument commemorates the man and his Marathon of Hope with a 9ft bronze statue on a granite base. The site, located high above the Trans-Canada Highway, also offers views of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant.

Parks, Conservation Areas and Wilderness Parks

In the city, you will find over 100 parks and recreation areas to explore. Conservation Areas managed by the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority can be found in and nearby the city. Venture outside city limits and you will find world-famous Provincial and National wilderness parks such as Kakabeka, Ouimet Canyon, Sleeping Giant, Quetico, Wabikimi and Pukaskwa.

From hiking and cycling to camping, paddling, fishing and more; adventure awaits you in Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario. Visit our Parks, Conservation Areas and Wilderness Parks page to find our more

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