Located on the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake, and nestled among Canada’s boreal forests and the rugged Canadian Shield, the City of Thunder Bay is the gateway to some of the most breathtaking experiences on earth.
Here, we combine the best of all worlds – easy access to some of Canada’s most breathtaking natural scenery, first-class dining and accommodations, unique boutique shopping, big box stores, big name entertainment and internationally acclaimed festivals, events and attractions. Plus, Thunder Bay is only a short drive from the U.S. border and has an international airport, making us easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
So come sample our famous northern hospitality and prepare to be amazed! Because in Thunder Bay unforgettable experiences come as standard.
For a city with a population of only 120,000 Thunder Bay has more than it’s fair share of comfortable, affordable accommodation. Choose from full service hotels, motels and inns, bed and breakfasts, cottages, and resorts in both the City and the surrounding area – whatever your individual needs and budget there’s something out there for you. And the best part? No matter where you choose to stay, you’re never very far from the action.
With a diverse cultural fusion, encompassing Finnish, Italian, Polish, Asian, First Nations, and many more, Thunder Bay offers a smorgasbord of dining experiences to suit any palate. From casual and fine dining grilles, bistros and restaurants, to independently owned pubs and bars, to all the major fast food chains, there’s plenty of dining options to sink your teeth into.
Attractions and Adventure
While golf is undoubtedly the main attraction this summer, even the most hardcore golf enthusiasts need some downtime. Good thing Thunder Bay offers an incredible array of urban and outdoor recreation, activities and adventure opportunities to help you unwind from your day on the fairway.
Visit an art gallery or museum, take in a stage show or catch a movie, travel back in time at Fort William Historical Park – the world's largest reconstructed fur trade post – check out one of the many festivals and events on offer throughout the summer, or simply take stroll around some of the city’s beautiful parks and green spaces.
Feeling adventurous? Why not visit the world-renowned Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, one of Canada’s great natural wonders? With Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Quetico Park, tens of thousands of great angling lakes, and thousands of kilometres of wilderness trails within easy reach, it’s no surprise why we’re fast becoming known as one of Canada’s great outdoor cities.
As the largest metropolitan centre in northwest Ontario, Thunder Bay has a long track record of hosting marquee sporting tournaments and events.
Thunder Bay Border Cats
The Border Cats are Thunder Bay’s baseball team playing out of the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. Come out to Port Arthur Stadium this summer and spend a day at the ballpark taking in the action while enjoying great food and drinks from the concessions.
Thunder Bay Chill
For those looking to take in a soccer game, look no further than the Thunder Bay Chill. The Chill play in the Premiere Development League, calling Tbaytel Place at Fort William Stadium home. Come out this summer and experience the best soccer action that Thunder Bay has to offer.
U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017
Thunder Bay will be hosting the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017; with 50 games being played at Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central from September 1st to 10th. 12 teams from around the world will be coming here to compete in this tournament. Nine players that participated in the 2010 event that took place in Thunder Bay have played in the MLB. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness this international baseball showcase.