Thunder Bay is the gateway to Northwest Ontario, and home to over 150,000 lakes and rivers! Whether you are searching for a place to ascend the highest point in the province, or sail the worlds largest freshwater lake. Thunder Bay will have an adventure waiting for you!
Thunder Bay Campgrounds
- Electrical hookups
- View of the “Sleeping Giant”
- Family events and activities!
- Full hookups
- Flow through campsites
- Sewage dumpsite
- Wi-Fi, wood, and ice.
- Watercraft rentals
- Natural trails
Food and Drink
Thunder Bay’s unique heritage has inspired much of its cuisine. You may find yourself ordering a meal influenced by Indigenous, French Canadian, or even Finnish heritage! Passionate foodies may even be interested in participating in one of the Guided Culinary Tours that Thunder Bay has to offer.
Bars, Pubs, and Distilleries
Choose from a variety of craft beers, and enjoy it on their patio or in the taproom!
Stop by Fastlane Bar and Grill for a drink or a bite to eat. Or participate in one of their themed gamed nights or karaoke!
The Hodder is Thunder Bay’s neighborhood bar serving since 1939! Unbeatable prices, friendly staff, and Thursday night Karaoke!
Baked Goods and Cafes
Dine in, Take Out, and Outdoor seating available at this cute, local café!
Traditional Italian pizza is combined with a restaurant and bakery at Both Hands! You can watch as the staff creates your delicious thin crust pizza right in front of you. Do not forget to take a wonderful loaf of their bread home with you too.
This old fashioned bakery combines traditional Finnish with Canadian baking. They make everything from scratch. Some of their most popular products include their breads, pastries, cookies, cakes and pies!
5 Forks takes pride in providing a exceptional dining and bar experience. It delivers outstanding hospitality, food & drink in casual and modern surroundings.
Enjoy fresh, seasonal Canadian cuisine on their outdoor patio! Try a artisan cocktail from their outdoor bar while overlooking Lake Superior.
At Tomlin, sharing the table is encouraged, so make sure you bring a friend! Tomlin works alongside local producers to create fresh and eclectic plates, and their menu in always changing to ensure customers fresh food and variety!
Things To Do In Thunder Bay
Fort William Historical Park is a living historical site! The original fortified fur trading post and transportation hub was built in 1816, and since 1973, features 42 reconstructed period buildings and even costumed “guides” to make you feel like you have truly stepped back in time.
Thunder Bay Museum has three floors filled with fascinating exhibits! Check out displays of the dinosaurs, cave men, military history, and musical heritage!
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is home to one of Ontario’s largest collections of contemporary First Nations works. There are over 1600 pieces, ranging from traditional art to modern multi media pieces, beadwork, and sculptures. They also offer educational themed workshops and classes for kids!
The Loch Lomond Ski Area is a popular year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. During the winter you can ski or snowboard a variety of well groomed runs, snow tube with the entire family, cross country ski, or even snowshoe! Come summer, hills are transformed with mountain bikers and hikers of all ages and skill levels.
This is well worth the 25 minute drive west of Thunder Bay. Watch the Kaministiquia River plunge 40 meters, a great height beat only by Niagara Falls itself, earning Kakabeka Falls its nickname “Niagara of the North.”
Visit Marina Park to enjoy incredible views of the Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior. The park is home to a boardwalk and many walking trails, a skate park, picnic spots, monuments, sculptures and heritage buildings.
This is the perfect place to explore backcountry boreal forests, enjoy unbeatable views of lake superior from the top of the giant, and enjoy the stunning natural beauty this park holds.
The Terry Fox monument was created to mark the area where the famous athlete ended his run. It lists all the places he passed through during his run for cancer, as well as a tourist information centre onsite.
The Centennial Park Conservatory has been open since 1967 for plant lovers to wander through greenhouses enjoying tropical flowers, plants, trees, and even its cactus room!