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Thunder Bay Ontario - City with a Giant Heart

The famous "Sleeping Giant" geographic formation as viewed from across the harbour from a conservation area on the shore of the south end of the city. This formation is also home to the magnificent Sleeping Giant Provincial Park with some of the most spectacular views in the province from high above over Lake Superior. About an hours drive east of Thunder Bay. It is given the name the "Sleeping Giant" according to an Ojibway legend of a great first nations warrior who angered the spirits and was turned to stone. The formation when viewed from the west looking east does resemble a reclinging figure with arms folded on his chest.
Thunder Bay is a city of just under 120,000 and is a great lakes & world shipping port boasting several grain elevators in the harbour. Main industries are shipping, pulp & paper & forestry related, Bombardier, retail and other local manufacturing.
CIty has generous green space and trail system running throughout.
Lots of activities to do. There are museums, art galleries, a community auditorium featuring world class performers. Sports integral to the community here are ice hockey, baseball, soccer and recreational sports such as downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, camping and climbing.
Good range of restaurants to choose from f. many types of local & ethnic cuisine.
Summer months feature a variety of activities outdoors including a successful blues festival on the waterfront.
Check out Fort William historical park in the south end of the city.

website: www.city.thunder-bay.on.ca/

  • Last visit to Thunder Bay: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 28, 2003
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  • Sep 17, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Iam verry positove that you have no idea what you are talking about. The only place that thier are usually some typ of beggers is on Simpson street or around Victoria Mall.

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    Mar 28, 2004 at 9:20 PM

    Good hiking tips and helpful directions to waterfalls!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2004 at 3:16 PM

    Hi Brian, Thanks for your excellent Thunder Bay Tips. We'll be traveling through there in May - circling Lake Superior. We will definitely check out a couple of the sites you have mentioned. Stephen and Karen

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 3:03 AM

    An excellent page with some great looking spots to visit! Thanks for the tips!

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2003 at 10:00 AM

    Your pages are very helpful. I've seen that I missed a couple of beautiful natural attractions on my visit. I, too, enjoyed the Hoito.

  • Jun 12, 2003 at 7:22 AM

    If it wasn't for the long drive, I'd be up north a lot more. Like the Finnish rest. tip.

  • Carmanah's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 9:08 PM

    Looks like a gorgeous area. I flew over Thunder Bay while going to Ottawa. There are so many lakes in this area, it's astounding!

  • janiac's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2003 at 10:10 AM

    I'm possibly heading this way this summer, and your page is very helpful

  • May 31, 2003 at 11:20 AM

    so many beautiful things to enjoy, I had no idea!

  • Narviking's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2003 at 12:23 PM

    Have only seen British Columbia. Hope to see this part of the country next time I visit Canada. Greetings from Norway !


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