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Did You Know

Thunder Bay is a community like no other. Here are some interesting bits of information you probably didn't know about our city.

Thunder Bay has the largest Finnish population per capita outside of Finland.

Thunder Bay is home to a number of professional hockey players: Staal Brothers, Patrick Sharp, Carter Hutton, and Robert Bortuzzo, etc.

Thunder Bay is the birthplace of Paul Shaffer from the Late Show with David Letterman.

Sleeping Giant won people's choice award in 7 wonders of Canada competition.

Thunder Bay is situated near Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world.

Thunder Bay is geographically located in the centre of Canada.

Highest number of hours of sunlight during the summer.

It takes 20 minutes or less to get anywhere in Thunder Bay by car.

This sweet pastry is distinct to Thunder Bay and has spread in popularity.

Terry Fox ended his run in Thunder Bay in 1980.

Economy: Thunder Bay's economy is based on the natural resource, manufacturing and knowledge based industries.

Fort William Historical Park is the largest living history attraction in North America.

Thunder Bay was formally two distinct cities; Fort William and Port Arthur. The two amalgamated in 1970 to create Thunder Bay.

The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the USL Premier Development League.

The Blues Festival at Marina Park has an attendance of approximately 15,000 music lovers each summer.

The Folklore Festival has celebrated the cultures of the world annually for over 40 years.

Thunder Bay International Airport is the 3rd busiest in Ontario.

Thunder Bay boasts a professional symphony orchestra, theatre companies, numerous art galleries and music venues.

Thunder Bay has an extensive recreation trail system that stretches throughout the entire city.

Thunder Bay is only 45 minutes to the US border and 6 hours to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thunder Bay has recently invested over $130 million to re-develop it's beautiful waterfront.

Thunder Bay has a thriving farmer's market with over 100 local and regional vendors.

Did you know Thunder Bay provides primary and acute healthcare services to a catchment area the size of France?