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Thunder Bay’s central location in Canada makes it very easy to transport people and goods in and out of the area with our airport, port, railways and highways.

The Thunder Bay International Airport is the third busiest in Ontario, servicing over half a million passengers annually – nationally and internationally. The Thunder Bay Airport boasts the highest number of flying hours in the country, and is the first Canadian airport to eliminate its airport improvement fee.


Thunder Bay is a major international inland port, featuring one of Canada’s largest warehousing and transhipment complexes. The Keefer Terminal at the Thunder Bay Port Authority handles grain, coal, and potash, the port also handles lumber, steel, machinery, bagged goods and forest products.

The Port serves as Canada's western terminus of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system located on Lake Superior. Visit the Thunder Bay Port Authority to view a map of the Port's facilities.

For more information on The Thunder Bay Port Authority please visit their website 

Convenient and quick entry can be made to and from the United States via Highway 61 through the Pigeon River (Thunder Bay) border crossing which is 45 minutes away from Thunder Bay.

Products can also be moved into the United States, or anywhere on the continent, with the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railways.

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For more information on Transportation please contact:


Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)
PO Box 800
Suite 201, 34 Cumberland Street N
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: (807) 625-3960
Toll Free: 1-800-668-9360
Fax: (807) 623-3962