Thunder Bay, Ontario


Photo by North of Superior Tourism

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.

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