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Situated across the bay from The Sleeping Giant - winner of CBC's People's Choice Awards 7 Wonders of Canada - Thunder Bay is nestled along the shores of Lake Superior. Here you will find the best of both worlds; a rich cultural heritage with all the amenities of a large city, coupled with the benefits and beauty of living in the Canadian Boreal Forest.


Experience life to the fullest with our proximity to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Camp, swim, ski, bike, golf, hike... you choose! With provincial parks, ski hills, miles and miles of trails and rugged beauty on the shores of Lake Superior, you are sure to fall in love with Thunder Bay. Our city features an outstanding variety of recreational venues.


Thunder Bay is host to world class entertainment, including our own professional symphony, live theatre companies, art galleries and a 1500 seat Community Auditorium which presents an impressive variety of concerts and shows.

Thunder Bay is a vibrant cultural centre that plays host to numerous special events, concerts, film festivals and tournaments.

Experience the rich variety of restaurants that reflect the cultural diversity of our region, including several that have been recognized in “Where to Eat in Canada.” See our suggestions on the visit page.


2016 Experience Guide


Moving to Thunder Bay in 1998 felt like coming home. After the humid, rushed pace of southern Ontario, it was like a cool oasis, a peaceful spot. We love many aspects of this incredibly beautiful land; we feel it's the best-kept secret in Ontario. Folks here don't realize what a gem Thunder Bay is. People are caring, and have great spirit. We have been made so welcome & we'll never leave.

Dr. Michael & Lee Stones

Researchers and Educators Lakehead University

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