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627 Kingsway, Thunder Bay, P7E 2A6, Canada
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Travel Tips for Thunder Bay

Places to Visit

by KimberlyAnn

Visit the Scenic Marina Park in the N.E. end of Thunder Bay. Locals as well as tourists come here to stroll along its walkways, look out over the bay, picnic, and allow their children to enjoy the playground. There are a few shops here including a gift shop, a small art gallery, and Goodnews on the Lake, where you can purchase ice cream, tea, coffee, fresh squeezed limeade and lemonade, sandwiches, pannis, and salads. Also here you will find the Prince Arthur’s Landing Marina, the place where we are always docked when in the city. If you enjoy boats you will see a variety of motor and sailing yachts berthed here. Old Fort Williams is an absolute must, unless you really have no interest in history. It sits on 10 acres of land and has 42 buildings, and offers a schedule of little mini-performances in which the characters act out skits to show what it was like in the 1815s. (See my MUST SEE section for further details) If you have a car, everyone says that the Kakabeka Falls is absolutely beautiful. We have never found the transportation to get out there, but if we had it, I would go as all the locals tell me it is really worth seeing. Another tip I have been given by the locals is to visit the Botanical Conservatory, which sounds really nice and is suppose to be filled with exotic flowers and other plants from around the world. Watching fireworks from our dock, eating out, and visiting Fort Williams. Just hanging out on the boat and talking to the locals as they stroll by. Hearing a bag piper playing in the park around noon.

Home of the Fins

by chris_i79

Thunder Bay has the world's largest population of people with Finnish decent outside of Finland. Because of this, there are some finnish restaurants (The Hoito, another tip) and many people in the area have Saunas in the houses or camps (cottages, summer homes etc...also another tip). A very popular thing to do is to sit in the sauna and then run out into the lake....or if it is winter, jump in the snow...and then quickly run back inside!!!

Packing List

by melody129

The nights are cold and the days are hot, so be ready for anything! If you are going to the falls, make sure that you bring a light jacket as the mist is rather cool. Definatley bring a camera as there are lots of moose and black bear along the road sides in the early morning hours (5 - 7AM). We fished for Walleye (pickeral as the locals call it) and Northern (or 'Pike') and had the best luck for walleye with orange and green crawler harnesses. We used spoons for Northerns and had excellent luck as well. (And I think I'm allowed to give advise on this since I caught the biggest fish in camp three out of the four years I was a student on this trip) Boy did that make the guys mad! :)

Awesome Christmas Display

by marisa81

If you are in Thunder Bay around Dec/Jan, drive out to Vanderwees Greenhouses, and check out their awesome christmas light display. It is massive and lights up the neighbourhood.
It is located on Mapleward Rd. (between Dawson rd. and Government Rd)

Exploring Ontario's Wilderness

by KimberlyAnn

The coast of Ontario east of Thunder Bay is filled with wilderness islands and shoreline. The only way to really explore this is by boat. Although most people you will find anchored in this area are aboard sail boats, a few motor boats also enter these waters. Be aware, however, that fueling possibilities are far apart. Also some very hardy people kayak this wonderful wilderness area. If you love the wilderness, and are lucky enough to explore this area you will find pleasant anchorages for sailors, and lovely shorelines and islands for kayakers to pitch a tent, some even with saunas. You may see and hear loons and other birds, watch a moose, or enjoy otters as they frolic in the water.

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