About Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay provides a true Canadian experience and offers an exciting mix of city and active lifestyles. It is the largest urban centre in, and considered the gateway to, Northwestern Ontario which covers over 250,000 squared hectares and is equal in size to France. The city sits on the shores of Lake Superior and is at the head of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. This made it a popular destination throughout centuries, being an important link between the eastern waterways to the Atlantic and the western provinces. It’s known to be the sunniest city in eastern Canada, which lends itself to providing beautiful weather regardless of the season. Locals and visitors alike take advantage of such weather to participate in various outdoor activities from hiking, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and even surfing the chilly waters of Superior.

With a backdrop of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and the dense boreal forest, dotted with pristine lakes and rivers, and surrounded by the rugged Canadian Shield, Thunder Bay provides quick and easy access to the pure nature Canada is known for.

Places to eat

From Lake Superior Trout to local cheese curds and curries to test your level of heat, Thunder Bay’s local cuisine has grown over the years as newcomers bring new ideas and flavours to the city. Discover the many places to eat in Thunder Bay.

See and Do

Lighthouses, waterfalls, sailing Lake Superior, art museums and historical parks are just a few of the things Thunder Bay has to offer. Check out what else you can see and do while you’re here.

Travel to Thunder Bay

Looking for information on planning your trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario? Check out our list of resources on travel and accommodations.