Home / Travel Guides - Thunder Bay

More About
Thunder Bay, ON

About Thunder BayIn 1970 Fort William and adjacent Port Arthur combined to form Thunder Bay, one of Canada's newest cities and its third largest port.

The International Friendship Gardens, at Victoria Avenue and Hyde Park Avenue and next to the Chapples Recreation Complex, is a 15-acre network of individually landscaped gardens designed by and representing various ethnic groups. Striking scenery, on both the mainland and the island that protects the bay, surrounds the city. Mount McKay—on the Ojibway Reservation, south on Hwy. 61B on Chippewa Road/City Road—offers fine views of Thunder Bay.

Commemorating the city's rustic past, the Great Rendezvous Pageant at Fort William Historical Park in early July re-enacts a fur traders' rendezvous. The Thunder Bay Military Museum recounts the military history of northwestern Ontario.

A 2.7-metre-high (9-ft.) bronze statue of Terry Fox is east of Thunder Bay at a scenic overlook on Hwy. 11/17. Fox, who lost a leg to cancer at 18, attempted a cross-country marathon in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. A recurrence of the disease forced him to abandon the run after completing 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi.). Despite his resolve to finish, he died the following year. The monument, about 12 kilometres (7 mi.) west of where Fox halted his run, faces westward in the direction of his goal.

Visitor Centers Tourism Thunder Bay/Terry Fox Information Centre 34 N. Cumberland St. Whalen Bldg., Ste. 701 Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4L3. Phone:(807)625-3648 or (800)667-8386

ShoppingThe widest shopping selection in Thunder Bay is at Intercity Mall, 1000 Fort William Rd. Its 110 stores include Sears.

Things to Do Boulevard Lake

Centennial Park

Chippewa Park

Fort William Historical Park

Hillcrest Park

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Thunder Bay Military Museum

Thunder Bay Museum

GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS OLG Casino Thunder Bay

Read More

Thunder Bay, ON

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.

Members save 5% to 15% and earn 10% bonus Best Western Rewards® points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Best Western Plus Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre

2080 Hwy 61. Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1B8

Book Now
AAA Members

Members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Bonvoy™ points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Thunder Bay

550 Harbour Expwy. Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P4

Book Now
AAA Members

Members save 5% or more and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay

760 Arthur St W. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R9

Book Now
AAA Members
Days Inn & Suites-Thunder Bay

645 Sibley Dr. Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6Z8

Book Now
AAA Members

call or visit a AAA Travel Agent Today!

Find a AAA Office

As a AAA member, you'll save even more. Your AAA Travel Agent will check to see if AAA Vacations is combinable with other AAA member benefits, plus cruise and tour past passenger discounts and benefits.

Not a Member?

Join Now