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As you can see the winter months change the scenery dramatically. This is a shot of Lake Superior looking accross to the Sleeping Giant in March. Lake still full of ice and summer a long time away.
Another reason to visit Sibley in the Sleeping Giant provincial park is the wild life. Although you have a chance of seeing animals virtually everywhere in Thunder Bay. Going to Sibley will greatly increase your odds.
Address: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Directions: Head East out of Thunder Bay on the expressway. About 25 min out of town turn right (there is a giant truck stop on the left and the turnoff is well signed) Another 30 kms down the road and you are in the park.
This is a reconstructed fur trading post that brings you back tot he 1830's. The fort depicts typical activities of the North West Company in Fort William.
June 19 - September 6:
Adult $12 CDN ($9.23 US*)
Senior (60 or better) $10 CDN ($7.69 US*)
Student (13+ with ID) $10 CDN ($7.69 US*)
Youth (6-12) $9 CDN ($6.92 US*)
Children 5 & under FREE
Family of 4 (two adults, two children) $34 CDN
Family of 4 each additional Student $9 CDN
Family of 4 each additional Youth $6.50 CDN
*US Prices based on exchange rate of $1.30 Canadian per $1.00 American. Subject to change.
Directions: To get to Old Fort William, take the Thunder Bay Expressway to Broadway Ave, (There is a huge factory on one side, so you can only go one way) After about 5 minutes you will turn left. The turnoff is well marked by signs, you can't miss it.
Nothing is the same as making it to sunrise at a remote camping site after a long night of many drinks....ok well the drinks are not necesary but are normally part of the festivities.
watch out for the bump
If you don't feel like (or don't know how) to ski or snowboard you can go tubing at one of the ski hills in the area. Tubing is sliding on a giant inner tube down a hill. There is a chairlift so you don't have to run up the hill after every ride.
If you are sailing in the harbour, or arriving in Thunder Bay by boat. The lighthouse will welcome you at the opening of the breakwall.
The fall colors
Sibley Provincial Park is a 1 hour drive from Thunder Bay and is home to many hiking trails (as well as a campground, but thats another tip). The hike we took is to the top of the Sleeping Giant. In all it was a solid day of biking and hiking that took us past spectacular scenery. There are many differernt trails options that you can take to keep it interesting. Look a the travelogues section for more pics
Directions: Sibley Peninsula
The sleeping giant is really a peninsula that shelters Thunder Bay from Lake Superior. There is a native legend that the giant is actually guarding the silver from Silver Islet. It is one of the major landmarks of the city
Down at the water front of Port Arthur is the marina along with Marina Park.
Known as the "Niagra of the North" these falls are located appproximately 20 minutes west of Thunder Bay
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