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5 Reasons to Visit Thunder Bay this Summer

There are many reasons to visit Thunder Bay this summer. We are both an outdoors person’s paradise, where within minutes you can enjoy the great outdoors and a destination where history comes alive and is home to great culinary delights. Located on the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior is one of the major reasons to visit Thunder Bay.

Visitors can wake up in the morning and enjoy a paddle on a paddleboard or Kayak, or in the evenings, go out on a harbour tour with Sail Superior, who offer tours using one of their fleet, including a sailboat, high-speed zodiac, or Catamaran.

The second and third reasons for visiting would be the fact that we are located on the edge of the world’s largest contiguous boreal forest, where bikers can enjoy world-class trails including the Shuniah Mines on Thunder Bay’s north side, and hikers can enjoy hiking miles of trails all within an hour from Thunder Bay.

The fourth reason to visit Thunder Bay is to visit Fort William Historical Park, where costumed characters bring you back to the 1815s fur trade era and the North West Company. Opened in 1973, Fort William Historical Park is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with many significant events, including the Great Rendezvous in July and the Anishinaabe Keeshigun in August.

The final reason to visit Thunder Bay is to enjoy a growing culinary scene, where you can enjoy some fantastic farm-to-table experiences or bite down on a famous Thunder Bay specialty. Thunder Bay is home to Heartbeat Hot Sauce, the Persian donut, and Sally Anne. A Persian Donut is a one-of-a-kind cinnamon bun-style pastry topped with pink icing that can be found at The Persian Man, where you can also find the Sally Ann, a white cake-like pastry with a white buttercream centre covered in chocolate icing.


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