Go from city views to superior views with direct flights from Toronto to Thunder Bay.
From the winding trails of Centennial Park, to the thundering waters of Kakabeka Falls, Thunder Bay is beautiful, naturally. The dramatic landscapes of Eagle Canyon and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure.
While Thunder Bay’s natural wonders may be timeless, the city has no shortage of history. Take a trip into the past at Fort William Historical Park, or simply walk through downtown Thunder Bay South. You can find historic buildings throughout Thunder Bay, each with their own story.
To sweeten the deal, indulge in Thunder Bay’s signature sugary treat, the Persian. These famous pink donuts are available at The Persian Man. Lore has it that these desserts are named for General Pershing of the First World War. Whatever their origins, Persians are sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
The city invites visitors to take a moment and take in the natural beauty. The city’s stunning view of Lake Superior will even make the busiest visitors pause. During your trip from Toronto to Thunder Bay, make like the famous Sleeping Giant and relax for a little while.
Said to watch over Thunder Bay, the Sleeping Giant is more friendly than fee-fi-fo-fum.
About an hour drive away from Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park rests on the tip of the Sibley Peninsula. From the park, visitors can enjoy the view of Lake Superior, and from Lake Superior, visitors can enjoy the view of the Sleeping Giant.
Within the park, over 100 kilometres of trails are available for hiking. Whether you prefer the beaten track or the backcountry, you’ll find your way through Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Keep your eyes open and your camera ready for the park’s wildlife. Moose, wolves, foxes, lynx and over 200 species of birds live in the park.
If you don’t spot a moose, you can still spot a photo-op at one of Sleeping Giant’s lookouts. The dramatic drop of Chimney Lookout is sure to get your heart racing. Take a walk on the wild side and head over to Thunder Bay Lookout. Step out onto the metal platform and look down at the breathtaking views far below.
Open year round, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park’s boreal forest changes with every season. No matter when you travel from Toronto to Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant is the perfect destination. Whether it’s hiking and biking in the summer, or skiing in the winter, there’s always an adventure waiting.
Also known as downtown Fort William, downtown Thunder Bay South mixes the historic with the boutique.
Read about Thunder Bay’s history, while experiencing it, at the Brodie Resource Library. Formerly the Fort William Library, the Brodie Resource Library is part of Thunder Bay’s public library system. Having served as a library for over 100 years, the Brodie Library has just as many stories as it holds.
For a historical building with a more varied past, head over to the Thunder Bay Museum. The building housing the Thunder Bay Museum has previously served and protected as a police station and a courthouse. The Thunder Bay Museum is now more concerned with preserving history rather than upholding the law, but still benefits from the old architecture.
If all this old has you craving the new, downtown Thunder Bay South can take care of that. With a diverse collection of shops, restaurants, and boutiques, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest. From antiques and art to locally designed clothing and jewellery, downtown Thunder Bay South has a lively shopping scene.
Whether you’ve come from Toronto to browse museums or shops, you’re sure to take something interesting home from downtown Fort William.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT). Toronto to Thunder Bay flight time is 2 hours and 5 minutes on average. Toronto to Thunder Bay distance is around 930 km / 580 mi. While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
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.