Thunder Bay's awe-inspiring landscapes are matched by its rich cultural history. 11,000 years ago, Thunder Bay’s central location in North America and at the head of the Great Lakes made it a meeting and trading site bustling with activity. Since this time, much has changed, but the natural beauty and energy remain.
Explore Thunder Bay's spectacular natural wonders like Eagle Canyon and Kakabeka Falls, sail on the waters of Lake Superior, and golf at the luxurious Whitewater Golf Club. Dip your toes in Lake Superior for a try at kayaking, canoeing or windsurfing. In the winter, bundle up in your warmest snowsuit to take a run at snowmobiling or skiing … if you're the adventurous type, that is.
Unwind from you outdoor pursuits by visiting art galleries and museums or taking in a stage show. Visit the one-of-a kind shops and rural getaways waiting for you in our beautiful countryside. Or travel back in time at Fort William Historical Park – the world's largest reconstructed fur trade post!
With an abundance of exciting historic, cultural, and entertainment attractions to choose from, no matter what you decide to do, you'll have a spectacular experience in Thunder Bay.
(Source: City of Thunder Bay http://www.thunderbay.ca )
If you were to picture the archetypal hipster/beatnik coffee house hangout, you might come up with Bean Fiend in the Bay-Algoma strip: teak tables and carved elephant stools shipped back from Chiang Mai by owner Brian Hamilton, scuffed wood floors, intense Oso Negro coffee and “nutty vegan” sandwiches.
The patrons are local business people, but the vibe errs on the horizontal side of laid-back.
194 Algoma Street South
A Netherlandish cheese farm in Thunder Bay? Get gouda here!
But it’s true; opened in 1995 by the Schep family, from the Netherlands, the farm produces 12 gouda flavours, from the best-selling jalapeño to nettle, fenugreek and cumin, and their product was named one of the “100 must-try- before-you-die” tastes by Toronto Life magazine. The store features a huge window onto the cheese production area – for visitors, it’s a real churning curve.
Boundary Drive, (866) 273-3329 www.cheesefarm.ca
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is just 6 km/3.5 miles from the city centre.
Location of Porter check-in desk: departures near security checkpoint A.
Taxi approximately CAN $30 to downtown (flat rates are illegal).
Hertz is conveniently located on the main floor arrivals area of the Thunder Bay Airport passenger terminal building.
Bus route 3 to downtown costs CAN $2.50.