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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.
Not far from Ouimet Canyon just a short ways north off highway #17 is the longest suspension bridge in the province. It... more travel advice
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