Plan Your Visit

Located just 45 minutes north of the United States border, Thunder Bay offers up small city living with all the amenities one would require. With 150,000 lakes and rivers in the area, 56km of walking trails throughout the city, and over 100 city parks, visiting Thunder Bay is a truly unique experience. There is a growing multicultural community that has emerged over the last decade and with that, numerous restaurants providing incredible local and international cuisines, year-round fairs and festivals, and booming concerts that echo across our shores. We cannot wait to welcome you to our home and show you what the city has to offer!

Below is a list of accommodations with special rates for C2U Expo guests, transportation options, and taxi options to get around town. Learn more about what Thunder Bay has to offer during your visit.

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  • Delta Hotel on Lake Superior
    • Standing on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior they are one of the only true waterfront hotels in town. Busing will be provided to and from Lakehead University.
    • Conference Block Full - please contact Delta hotel for room availability outside of the conference block. 
    • Delta Hotel Link
  • Days Inn
    • Stay at the Days Inn Thunder Bay North to be as close as you can get to Lakehead University. If you want to walk to the University, this is a great place to stay.
    • Days Inn C2U Expo Link
  • Lakehead University Residence
      Please note 4% MAT and 13% HST are not included in below quoted rates
      • DORMITORY HOUSES (single bedroom, shared facilities)
        • One Night Stay: from $55.00 per night
        • Three or more night stay: $35.00 per night
        • Weekly Rate (6 nights): $180.00 per room per week
        • Stays over one week, please contact directly.

          Each dormitory-style house in Bartley Residence has 3 floors with single-bedrooms that are divided into furnished basic single and single rooms, with full linens included. All of the houses are equipped with a second-floor common lounge with a TV/cable, sink and microwave, coffee pot, toaster, tea kettle; a first floor storage area and study room; and each floor has shared male and female washroom and shower rooms. There is a sheltered outdoor bicycle storage facility available and a card-access laundry facility assigned to each dormitory house. WIFI is available throughout the house. Maximum occupancy per bedroom is one person.
      • APARTMENTS  - per UNIT (four bedrooms)
        • One Night Stay: from $300.00 per unit
        • Three or more night stay: $200.00 per unit per night
        • Weekly Rate (6 nights): $850.00 per unit per week
        • Stays over one week, please contact directly.

          The  apartment-style units offer four individual bedrooms with single-sized beds. Each unit is fully furnished, complete with storage room (vacuum, mop, bucket, broom and dustpan), full kitchen (fridge, stove, freezer, microwave, and dining table), and four-piece bath with WIFI throughout. Card-operated laundry rooms with an iron and ironing board are located on site. Barrier-free units are available upon request and based on availability. All units come equipped with TV/cable, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster and 4 coffee cups. There will be an initial two rolls of toilet paper in the washroom and 1 full set of linens & bedding in your bedroom. *Washing and Replenishing is the responsibility of the guest. Maximum occupancy per unit is four people (one per bedroom).
      • Upgrade to a Fully Equipped Apartment: Fully-equipped tote boxes can be requested based on availability for a small extra fee and include: 4 place settings, cooking pots & pans with utensils/cutting board, kitchen knives, tea towels, oven mitts,  etc.
    • If you’re interested in staying on campus, please complete this form:

Local Travel Agent:

Would you like to be connected with a local travel agent in Thunder Bay? Contact Kerry Berlinquette by emailing

Flying to Thunder Bay, Ontario:

Thunder Bay International Airport

Thunder Bay is a short 2-hour flight from Pearson International Airport or Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in Toronto, Ontario. Rental cars available on location.

Driving to Thunder Bay, Ontario:

If you are traveling by road, Thunder Bay is found at the crossroads of Ontario Highways 11, 17 & 61. This means those traveling across Canada or North from the U.S. will easily find the city. Click here to view our location on Google Maps.

Getting Around Town:

  • Taxis Available
  • URIDE : Ride Sharing App
    • The Uride app gives you safe, reliable, affordable transportation when you need it.
    • Download the Uride app in the app store.