Attractions and Events


Sleeping Gaint

Standing on the shores of Thunder Bay at the head of the great Lake Superior, one can perceive, on looking out across the waters of Thunder Bay, a great land formation situated directly in the mouth of the Bay.


It requires no imagination whatever to see that this form resembles the sleeping body of a giant, arms folded across his massive chest as in the majesty of death.

Mystery and legend surround the origin of this strange phenomenon of nature and down through the ages the following story seems to have survived

Fort William Historical Park


Voted one of Canada's top ten attractions!
Experience the life of a Voyageur - join the fun and excitement at the world's largest fur trading post! Every day, colourful historic characters introduce you to life at Fort William - French voyageurs, Scottish company partners, Native and Metis trappers - all as real as they were 200 years ago. Witness and participate in artisan demonstrations, dance and live action drama.


Unique to Thunder Bay:

  1. Handmade in Thunder Bay
  2. Hoito Restaurant
  3. Persians
  4. Thunder Oak Cheese Farm


Beautiful parks and gardens as well as dramatic vistas of mountains, cliffs, and water abound in and around Thunder Bay. You can stroll along flowered pathways, eat a leisurely picnic lunch, or have a true wilderness adventure in our region's countless parks and campgrounds - all within easy driving distance.

  1. City Parks
  2. Provincial Parks
  3. Campgrounds
  4. Scenic Views
  5. Conservation Areas


You'll have a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience in Thunder Bay with our exciting historic, cultural, and entertainment attractions to choose from. Make sure you also visit the unique shops and rural getaways waiting for you in our beautiful rolling countryside.

Events and Venues

Contact the following events or venues directly for event information:
  1. Canada Games Complex
    (807) 622-6473
  2. Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
    (807) 684-3311
  3. Chapples Municipal Golf Course
    (807) 623-7070
  4. Chippewa Park
    1-888-711-5094
  5. Fort William Gardens
    (807) 625-2929
  6. Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village
    (807) 475-5114
  7. Lakehead University
    (807) 343-8213
  8. Magnus Theatre
    (807) 345-5552
  9. Municipal Golf Course
    (807) 939-1331
  10. Fort William Historical Park
    (807) 473-2344

For Your comfort...

  • 29 clean rooms to serve you
  • Free Wireless internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ample Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available