Book a flight from Moncton to Thunder Bay for some fun in Northwestern Ontario.
Settled on the shores of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is a city steeped in history. Previously separated into the historic settlements of Fort William and Port Arthur, it sat at the heart of the 19th century fur trade until the two cities merged into one in 1970.
Relive the excitement of this era at the Fort William Historical Park. Costumed actors will guide you through a day in the old-world setting, giving you a taste of what life was 200 years ago. Go sailing in a voyageur canoe on the Kaministiquia River. Within the fort, tour the historic buildings that include a dry goods store, Council House, and Naval shed.
The park also offers visitors the opportunity for stargazing. At the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, you can peek into the telescopes for a close up of the galaxy. If weather permits, take in the awe-inspiring Thunder Bay Northern Lights.
Head over to Chippewa Park for a night beneath the open sky. The Chippewa Campgrounds provide a range of options, from log cabins to tent sites. Take a walk down to its sandy beach for a spectacular view of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Nearby, Mount McKay stands as a giant among Thunder Bay attractions. Hike up the mountain for another amazing look at Thunder Bay and Lake Superior. Next, move from this rugged terrain to a gentler landscape in the city.
Before embarking on your next adventure, bite into a tasty Thunder Bay Persian. The sweet pastry, topped with pink icing, is a local favourite. Taste these delicacies from The Persian Man bakery located in the heart of the city.
Hillcrest Park is the perfect place to relax after your sweet treat. Bring a camera and capture the colourful display of flowers and scenic view of the downtown harbour. Settle down in this peaceful haven when you fly from Moncton to Thunder Bay.
Embrace the small town atmosphere in downtown Thunder Bay South when you fly from Moncton to Thunder Bay.
Get to know the area with a visit to the Thunder Bay Museum. The extensive collection housed in the former police station and courthouse will capture your interest. Among the artifacts are an assortment of gramophones and sheet music mainly produced in Northwestern Ontario.
Find other forms of historic and contemporary artwork in the neighbourhood’s art galleries. However, just outside the downtown core, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery hosts one of the more diverse collections. Discover the wealth of Canadian Aboriginal art curated by the gallery, including the celebrated paintings of Benjamin Chee Chee.
Among the downtown Thunder Bay points of interest is the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Learn about the city’s sports heritage in the extensive archive of photographs and newspaper articles. See pictures of Thunder Bay’s first indoor ice rink in the early 1900s, and the growing hockey legacy that led to the opening of Fort William Gardens in 1951.
Downtown Thunder Bay South also provides modern day activities. Shop the quirky storefronts within the area or follow May Street North to the Thunder Bay Country Market. Walk through the rows that are packed with farm-fresh produce, locally-made jams, chocolates, and pastries. You’ll have your hands full with all of the market’s delicious goodies.
Wrap up your visit in the downtown area with a walk along the waterfront. Stroll into Kaministiquia River Heritage Park past iconic monuments found both on land and in the water. Marvel at the Animikii sculpture, a 22-foot tall Thunder Bird depicting the spirit of Thunder Bay. Nearby, the James Whalen Tug symbolizes more than 100 years of Maritime history on Lake Superior.
Enjoy the best that downtown has to offer with flights from Moncton to Thunder Bay.
Catch a flight from Moncton to Thunder Bay for a trip to the beautiful nature reserve of Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park.
This hidden gem is tucked away on the inland banks of the Kaministiquia River, but still relatively close to the bustling urban centre of Thunder Bay. The river’s 40-metre waterfall is the second largest waterfall in Ontario and is sure to be the highlight of your visit to this park. In winter, the frozen waters create an astounding must-see spectacle, but the river can still be heard crashing into the valley below.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park is a destination you can visit in all seasons. In summer, hike through the wilderness on historic trails, first travelled by Aboriginal hunters and European fur traders. The popular Boardwalk Trail is a modern addition that takes you to either side of the waterfalls for a magnificent view of the cascades.
Meanwhile, winter brings a range of outdoor activities to the park. Almost 10 km of trails are transformed to cross-country ski routes for skiers of all experience levels. Glide across the snow and take a wild guess at the origins of the footprints left by woodland creatures.
Kakabeka Falls is home to a diversity of wildlife including foxes, hares, and deer. Birdwatchers will be amazed by the occasional sight of bald eagles soaring over the waterfalls in the warmer seasons. Listen to the harmonized tunes of the area’s songbirds as you venture further into the park.
Explore the sights and sounds of Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park with flights from Moncton to Thunder Bay.
Fly from Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) to Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT), with a stop in Ottawa and a connection in Toronto. Moncton to Thunder Bay flight time is 5 hours and 15 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Moncton to Thunder Bay is around 2,130 km / 1,325 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 9 km / 5 mi from downtown Moncton.
The Maritime Bus provides shuttle 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 $20 CAD. Car service costs about $80 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.