Terry Fox memorial just east of Thunder Bay

Why Visit Thunder Bay?

Thunder Bay, once the two cities of Port Arthur (on the north) and Fort William (to the south) is a vibrant manufacturing and administrative city in Ontario’s northwest corner. There is history and lots to see & do in town, including historic Fort William in the south, check our the grain elevators loading prairie grain on freighters to the world, and the Terry Fox Memorial in the north,. You can head west to Kakabeka Falls and the vast Lake of the Woods, or you can head east to Sleeping Giant, Ouimet Canyon, the Amethyst mines, and Nipigon.

Northwest Ontario Communities

There are many quaint towns along the Trans Canada Highway east and west of Thunder Bay along the region’s many rivers, lakes, and of course, the North Shore of Lake Superior.

North Western Ontario Communities (near Thunder Bay) Maps

There are many very visit-worthy towns around north western Ontario, above and to the west of Lake Superior with most communities clustered north-south along Highway 17 and Highway 11.

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