Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, located just across the Canadian border and 90 minutes from Grand Marais, is the largest city on Lake Superior. A mix of metropolitan sophistication and natural beauty make Thunder Bay a popular vacation spot.

“We value our reputation as a warm and exciting cultural center, the premier shopping center of Northwestern Ontario and a great culinary destination,†says RoseMarie Mancusa, marketing officer for the city.

Clean, crisp, unspoiled lakes provide some of the best canoeing–and some of the best-tasting fish ever served over an open fire (try the walleye). During the day, visit the Founders Museum and Pioneer Village, walk across Eagle Canyon’s 300-foot suspension bridge, play a game of paintball, or take the family digging for gems at the Amethyst Mine Panorama. 

Other attractions include Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, a scenic wonderland located on a rugged peninsula of thick forests, several lakes, and high granite cliffs; Old Fort William, one of the largest historical reconstructions in North America (once the front line of the fur trade era and anchor to a chain of Canadian trading posts); and Kakabeka Falls, west of Thunder Bay. Stay in a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or campground near the action.

For more information, visit www.visitthunderbay.com

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