The City of Thunder Bay is situated on a large crescent bay on the northern-most shore of Lake Superior, the largest of Canada’s Great Lakes located in Northwestern Ontario.
The city is located in the midst of one of the largest, most scenic, unspoiled tracts of forests and lakes in Canada. Thunder Bay has a population of 110,000 and is known for producing many professional hockey players, famous actors and having the only professional symphony orchestra in Central Canada. Thunder Bay hosts over twenty sporting and cultural events annually.
Thunder Bay’s location enjoys over 2200 hours of sunshine making us one of the sunniest cities in Eastern Ontario. We enjoy a dry winter climate and low humidity in the summer. Thunder Bay is home to the longest zip line in Canada and there are over 100 city parks to enjoy as well as over 100 freshwater lakes within one hour, making for lots to see and explore in the great outdoors. Winter sports are vibrant in Thunder Bay with Mount Baldy, Loch Lomond and Kamview ski hills within a 15 minute drive of the city.
Our Fort William Historical Park is the largest living history attraction in North America and is home to a state-of-the-art astronomy centre which has one of the largest telescopes in central Canada.
Lakehead University is situated on 150 hectares of scenic, wooded land overlooking the city. A small stream, the McIntyre River, flows through the campus and a dam complete with fish ladder makes possible a small artificial lake, Lake Tamblyn, which adds to the scenic beauty of the many trails winding across the campus. The university trails are an integral part of the Thunder Bay’s extended network of trails strategically placed throughout the city.