Thunder Bay harbours plenty of natural wonders from its picturesque spot on the shores of Lake Superior. Book a flight to Thunder Bay and discover the beauty of Northwestern Ontario.
From Fort William Historical Park to the thrilling heights, hiking trails and ski runs of Mount McKay, Thunder Bay is the perfect place for experiencing the great Canadian outdoors. Marvel at “the Niagara Falls of the North,” Kakabeka Falls, or zip line your way across Eagle Canyon, which also features Canada’s longest suspension footbridge.
Thunder Bay boasts great outdoor activities in all seasons. Skiing, fat biking (an off-road bicycle with extra wide tires), indoor climbing, snowshoeing, and ice climbing are some Thunder Bay winter favourites. When the weather warms up, sailing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, eco tours, and even motorcycle tours are just some of the options available for outdoorsy types.
Explore unique outdoor attractions like the Amethyst Mine Panorama. The whole family will dig this unique outing where they can uncover their own semi-precious stone findings.
Thunder Bay also prides itself on its cultural attractions, from Aboriginal art galleries to film festivals. You may even bump into a bustling beer festival, a jazz performance, or the annual Thunder Bay Blues Festival. As you explore the city’s offerings, you’ll spot art decorating public spaces with murals, installations, and even ice sculptures (when weather permits).
Indoor and outdoor adventurers alike will love refueling at one of the city’s eateries. Chow down while you take in spectacular views of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. From casual restaurants and food trucks to fine dining and fancy cocktail lounges, in Thunder Bay you’re sure to find what your stomach is rumbling for.
Make sure to leave room for Thunder Bay’s signature pastry, the Persian. This cinnamon-roll esque doughnut liberally covered in pink frosting is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Book a flight to Thunder Bay and see how it truly earns its title as Canada’s Greatest Outdoor City.
The award-winning heritage site of Fort William Historical Park was once the world’s largest fur trading post. Today it’s a living historical site, complete with reenactments, guided tours, events, and festivals. Around 40 of its 57 historic buildings underwent massive reconstruction in the 1970s and 1980s. Even until this day, various private and government sponsors have been working hard to nurture the growth of this popular attraction.
Get ready for lift off at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory. With daily solar viewings, telescopes, state of the art technology, and Star Walks lead by expert astronomers, this observatory is out of this world. Even on cloudy nights, the David Thompson Astronomical is prepared with links to clear skies at other observatories around the world.
The whole family will love taking in Fort William’s exciting history. Kayak or canoe along the Kaministiquia River like a real fur trader. You can even extend your stay with overnight campsites and RV rentals. Have a slumber party under the stars and take advantage of the access to David Thompson Astronomical Observatory.
Fly to Thunder Bay and immerse yourself in Fort William’s uniquely Canadian history.
Flights to Thunder Bay bring you closer to nature.
Peaceful paths await at The Cascades Conservation Area along with 5.5 km of hiking trails for adventurers of all levels. The path is fully accessible so visitors of all abilities can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the area.
Just minutes from town and accessible from Basalm Street, the Cascades Conservation Area is a favourite of locals and tourists alike. It’s an easy and peaceful getaway, perfect for dog walkers, joggers, families, or solo explorers.
The Cascades Conservation Area is just one of eight beautiful conservation areas maintained by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority. Each one features a pavilion or interpretive sign teaching visitors about the geological makeup and formation of the area as well as the plants and wildlife that call it home.
From beginners to seasoned hikers, there’s a trail for everyone at the Cascades Conservation Area. Each path is just as beautiful as the next, boasting breathtaking views of the rapids of the Current River and the surrounding greenery of the towering birch and poplar forest. Be sure to pack your camera and a few trailblazing snacks to enjoy along the way.
When you fly to Thunder Bay, a visit to this lush nearby getaway is a breath of fresh air and an absolute must.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in departures, near security checkpoint A.
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Thunder Bay.
Taxis from downtown cost about $30 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Several hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.
Take the Thunder Bay Transit 3 Memorial / Airport bus to the airport stop. The fare is $2.65 CAD.