Thunder Bay's central location in the middle of a continent and at the head of the Great Lakes, on Lake Superior, made it a natural meeting and trading site, as far back as the Paleo-Indian civilization 11,000 years ago. The first trading outposts started at the place they named Baie de Tonnerre, or Thunder Bay. The surrounding scenery is remarkable, particularly the Sleeping Giant - a rocky outcrop leading out to the lake, important in native folklore.The flavour of these days is recaptured in Old Fort William, one of the world's largest historical reconstructions.
Summer fun in Thunder Bay is as varied as the landscape. Play a round at one of our eight golf courses, head to Marina Park for a family picnic, then board a fishing charter for an exciting afternoon of reeling in the big ones.
Stretching along endless miles of Superior's shores and surrounded by thousands of inland lakes and rivers, this whole area is a paradise for anglers, boaters, canoeists and kayakers.
Eco-tourist attractions abound. Whether your interest is mountain-climbing, rock hounding, wildlife viewing or hiking an interpretive trail, you'll find hundreds of fascinating greenspace areas to explore. Overnight camping is available at campgrounds and at three of the four provincial parks. When summer gives way to autumn, large stands of white birch, trembling aspen and tamarack turn shades of radiant gold.