Thunder Bay is an amazing city in the Ontario province of Canada, located more exactly in Thunder Bay District and being its seat at the same time. The history of Thunder Bay goes back to 1683, when it was settled and named Fort Caministigoyan, after the Kaministiquia River. At the amalgamation of 1970, Thunder Bay merged with the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, and with the townships of Neebing and McIntyre. According to the 2011 census, Thunder Bay has a total population of 108,359 residents and spans on a total surface of 172.8 square miles, becoming the most populous municipality in the Northwestern Ontario region.
Top Attractions within Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Museum and Founders Museum & Pioneer Village are two great museums in Thunder Bay that will teach you many interesting facts about the culture, history and heritage of the city. Both museums put on display a wide array or artifacts and historical items.
Mount McKay Scenery Lookout is the place to go if you want to admire great views of Thunder Bay. The towering lookout at Mount McKay can be reached via an easy hiking trail. Amenities here include a picnic area and snack bar.
Chippewa Park & Wildlife Exhibit is located on the shores of Lake Superior. Come here and enjoy a wonderful day in the core of the nature. The park features a 10-acre wildlife haven, children's playgrounds, an amusement park with numerous rides, a picnic area, camping facilities and snack bars.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, also known as the Niagara of the North, is an amazing waterfall in Thunder Bay, providing a spectacular view. Activities you can enjoy nearby include swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is another great recreational place in Thunder Bay. The name of the park comes from the fact that it resembles a giant sleeping figure. Biking and hiking are very popular here.
OLG Casino Thunder Bay is a real gambling complex. The casino features numerous slot machines and gaming tables, as well as a roulette, dining options, lounges and stores. You will clearly have tons of fun here.