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Thunder Bay Travel Guide, Ontario


Thunder bay, ON Canada—Overview

Thunder Bay is a beautiful city situated in Ontario, Canada. It is a very densely populated city of Northwestern Ontario   and has a population of about 122,907. It comprises of the Thunder Bay city, townships of the Shuniah Conmee, Gillies, O’Connor, municipalities of Neebing and Oliver Paipoonge along with Fort William First Nation.

 The city got its name from the immense bay that is located at the head of the Lake Superior which is known as the “Baie du Tonnerre” on the French maps of the 18th century. In fact, this city is also known as Lakehead or the Canadian Lakehead owing to its location that is at the Great Lakes navigation end.

The city of Thunder Bay is about 32 kms away from the US/ Canadian border and draws visitors from all over the world. The tourists that hold their breaths at the sight of this place are charmed once they land here. The natural attractions of this place like the Sleeping Giant Rock Formation, the Kakabeka falls and incredible snowfalls are also very effective in attracting the tourists from all over the globe. The great winter falls here make alpine and Nordic skiing along with snowmobiling the most popular of the outdoor pastimes.

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada also serves as a very good platform for the anglers, hunters and the canoeists who get aptly prepared for tacking the wilderness of Ontario. 

Fort William Historical Park, which was once among the largest fur-trading posts of the world, presently serves as portal owing to the very intriguing presentations of living history. Further, the Terry Fox Memorial portrays the exact spot where the hero was forcibly rendered to put an end to his very ambitious cross Canada run that is imitated all over Canada till date.

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada also has a lot of incredible tourist sights. Some of them include the Amethyst mines, Canada games complex, Centennial Botanical Conservatory, Centennial Park, Chippewa Park, Harbour Tour, Hillcrest Park, International Friendship Gardens, Kakabeka Falls, Mount McKay, Neys Provincial Park, Old Fort William, Ouimet Canyon, Paipoonge Museum, Sibley Park, Ski Resorts, Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and Thunder Bay Historical Museum.

It is wonderful to see these spectacular tourist destinations and to experience the amazing natural beauty of the place that’s why people pour here as visitors in large numbers each year and have the best time of their life making the most of their vacations.

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