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Chippewa Park

CHIPPEWA PARK has been a favourite with city residents and visitors since 1921.This is your destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation - right on the shore of Lake Superior with an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant.

Many improvements have been made through the years, and the Park's initial charm has been retained through the preservation of the original dance hall/pavilion - now a focal point for special gatherings such as weddings and reunions.

Discover Chippewa Park! Ride the bumper cars and the tilt-a-whirl. Kick back and relax in the picnic area, play baseball or horseshoes, and stroll down to the beach for an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant.

Stay overnight in the campgrounds, or book a log cabin! Join the thousands of families who visit Chippewa Park for a week, a weekend or just for the day.

Chippewa Park Visioning Project logo


The City of Thunder Bay has engaged FOTENN Planning + Design to help create a renewed vision for Chippewa Park!

Learn more at our Chippewa Park Visioning Project webpage.


learn what the park offers

Explore the following links - or telephone the Chippewa Hotline at 807-625-CHIP!

making your reservation

To begin the process of booking one of the above facilities, please print out the Permit Application below. Submit the Application to the City's Parks & Open Spaces Section as instructed. The Application Form contains helpful information on arranging additional permits or rentals that you may require (e.g., Fire Permit, portable toilets, etc.). 


The Friends of Chippewa Park, founded in 2002, is a not-for-profit organization that aims to restore Chippewa LogoChippewa Park to its full potential. TFOCP have raised over $5 million to preserve the Park's rich history, renovate and improve the physical grounds & structures, and enhance the natural beauty for all to enjoy. With a dedicated membership of neighbours, friends and caring citizens, TFOCP works to re-establish Chippewa Park as a destination of choice and a recreational haven. It are a very active organization that has made great strides in Chippewa's restoration and continues to work hard planning for Chippewa's future. To learn more about TFOCP, Chippewa Park activities, and general information, please visit the website at The Friends of Chippewa Park.

More Information:

Chippewa Park Breakwater Study (June 2015)  Adobe PDF, 170 pages, 22 MB

City of Thunder Bay
Parks & Open Spaces Section

Address: Victoriaville Civic Centre
111 Syndicate Ave S
Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S4
Tel: (807) 625-2941
Fax: (807) 625-3588
Toll Free: 1-888-711-5094