Book a flight from Sudbury to Thunder Bay for outdoor thrills and natural wonders. From the cascading beauty of Kakabeka Falls to the hiking trails of Mount McKay, many of the best things to do in Thunder Bay await in the great outdoors.
Channel your inner voyageur at Fort William Historical Park, where the whole family will learn about the exciting history of this pivotal fur trading post. Re-enactments and historical buildings will have you feeling immersed in the area’s fascinating history of native communities, traders, and early explorers.
For a taste of the city’s culture and heritage, explore some indoor Thunder Bay attractions. At the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, you’ll find displays of diverse contemporary pieces by First Nations artists.
Just minutes from City Hall, a distinct historic building houses the Thunder Bay Museum. The museum’s permanent collections are devoted to photographs and artifacts, including tools and clothing, from Thunder Bay’s rich past.
Back outside, you’ll discover some of the best views of Lake Superior. Hillcrest Park is a great lookout point with views of the famous formation of Sleeping Giant in the distance. From here, you can also look out over the city and walk through carefully manicured gardens of colourful flowers.
A different kind of colourful treat awaits at the Persian Man. Sweet scents waft from the ovens of this eatery, attracting locals and visitors alike. No trip to Thunder Bay is complete without trying a Persian, the city’s signature bright pink, icing covered doughnut.
Fly from Sudbury to Thunder Bay and be treated to rich regional history and peaceful outdoor spaces.
When you fly from Sudbury to Thunder Bay, you’ll land in a city with urban comforts surrounded by beautiful wilderness.
Fort William Historical Park takes visitors away from history textbooks and museum artifacts, and into the middle of the action with engaging and interactive exhibits. Explorers of all ages will love feeling immersed in the area’s fascinating history amidst the restored historical buildings and the reconstructed fort.
With reenactments and guided tours led by costumed history experts, you’ll be transported to the original fur trading post of the early 1800s. Like the traders and explorers of past centuries, you can get familiar with the Kaministiquia River, an essential waterway during the 1800s.
Whether you opt for canoeing or kayaking, you’re sure to learn more about Fort William’s past. At its peak, the fort was one of the most crucial trading posts in the region, and a leader in commerce west of the Great Lakes.
For something a little more modern, stop by the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory. Astronomer-guided “Star Walks” and top-notch technology make for high quality star gazing. A visit to this observatory is sure to satisfy your inner scientist.
When you fly from Sudbury to Thunder Bay, an entire world of wonder awaits at Fort William Historical Park.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a familiar name to many. If you haven’t visited this lush locale, book a flight from Sudbury to Thunder Bay for the perfect opportunity to see it.
Start off at the visitor centre where you can learn a bit about the park’s cultural history, Aboriginal inhabitants, and various ecosystems. Beginners can ease into the experience with one of the park’s easier and shorter trails. There’s also a healthy selection of paths for all levels throughout the area.
Sleeping Giant is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with its hiking and mountain bike trails, and lakes and rivers for canoeing and kayaking. During your adventures, you’ll find incredible scenery and wildlife.
From the shores of Marie Louise Lake to Lake Superior, even the most casual nature walk will be rewarded with beautiful vistas of cliffs and hidden beaches. Be sure to look up. Over 200 bird species inhabit the park, many of which are rarely seen elsewhere.
Fly from Sudbury to Thunder Bay and see how the city earns its motto of “Superior by Nature”.
Fly from the Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) to Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT), with a quick connection in Toronto. Sudbury to Thunder Bay flight time is 3 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Sudbury to Thunder Bay is around 1,280 km / 795 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sudbury.
The Sudbury Cab shuttle provides service to the airport from downtown.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $55 CAD. Car service costs about $75 CAD.
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Thunder Bay.
Taxis to downtown cost about $30 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Several hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus service from the airport.
Car rental services are available at Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT).
Take the Thunder Bay Transit 3 Memorial / Airport bus from the airport stop. The fare is $2.65 CAD.
All prices are per person in Canadian dollars. Taxes and fees are included in the total package price. Prices and availability are not final until reservation is confirmed with payment. Baggage fees and other optional fees charged by Porter are not included.