Thunder Bay is located in Ontario’s Superior Country Region. Thunder Bay has a population of 110, 172 and was founded in 1970. Northern hospitality awaits you in Thunder Bay and its surrounding area. The history, the beauty and the cultural charm of this lakeside Northwest Ontario gem, beckons you to immerse yourself in a city like no other. Thunder Bay’s reputation as one of Canada’s Best Outdoor Cities is well earned. Boasting the world’s largest fresh water lake at their doorstep and the natural beauty of the boreal forest and the Nor”Wester mountain range that surrounds them, it’s just the place to get in touch with your inner adventurer. Try paddling, rock climbing, and hiking. Set sail on a 90 minute tour of the Thunder Bay harbour or a scenic tour of Lake Superior from the comfort of you own window seat aboard a legendary DeHavilland Otter.
There’s “Snow Better Place” than Thunder Bay and surrounding region in the winter. Aside from skiing and snowboarding there are many ways to enjoy winter both on and off the slopes. The choices are endless. Those looking to experience the unique culture of the city have many options, including a visit to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, home to one of the largest collection of Aboriginal art in Canada. Magnus Theatre offers professional productions, while traveling Broadway shows, live bands and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra regularly grace the Community Auditorium stage. Plan a trip around the annual Blues Festival and 13,000 music fans for a weekend of dancing while bands play an outdoor stage. Thunder Bay’s ethnic diversity is evident throughout the city with Finnish saunas and European shops in The Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood; Fiesta Italiana celebrates the food and fun of Italy; the Annual Folklore Festival and the Festival of India are a showcase of global cuisine and entertainment. New to the menu of offerings is the Annual RibFest bringing to the Waterfront District a three day food and music festival. Anishnawbe Keeshigun, an annual traditional powwow offers a glimpse of Native culture hosted at Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay’s premier tourism attraction and winner of the Attractions Canada Award of Excellence. Vibrant. Diverse. Colorful.
Thunder Bay’s Waterfront district is the place to experience the north side revival of this city by the lake. The area has become a melting pot for creativity, arts & culture, foodies, live music and entrepreneurial ideas. With dozens of new businesses, the Waterfront District is where both locals and visitors come to find one of a kind shopping, food and entertainment experiences. The Waterfront District promotes itself as the place to Live Outside the Box. The catchy slogan is not only about the area’s stunning location alongside Lake Superior. It speaks to the downtown’s best asset – its locally owned businesses. “The Waterfront District is a destination where you can walk outside, smell, taste and experience real life away from the big box stores and chain franchises,” said Jim Comuzzi, Chairman of the Waterfront District BIA. “This area is a vibrant and welcoming community hub to discover unique products, services and experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.” From clothing retailers, beauty stores, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, to boutique hotels, award winning restaurants, trendy coffee bars, guided tours and local artisans – and everywhere in between – the Waterfront District always has something new to enjoy.