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Chippewa Park & Wildlife Exhibit

Nestled on the shore of Lake Superior, Chippewa Park is your destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation. This 270 acre (110 ha) park features a beautiful beach, restored 1930s pavilion, historic carousel, amusement rides, picnic areas, wildlife park, RV park, campsites, walking trails, fishing spots and an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant. Situated on the edge of the city of Thunder Bay, Chippewa Park provides for a superior, affordable family vacation only 45 minutes from the U.S. border.

This park has been home to a range of asusement rides since the early 1920s. Today, anchored by its historic Carousel, the park boasts a small children's midway with tank, plane and boat rides as well as thrilling rides such as a Tilt-a-Whirl and bumper cars.

The campground operates from the third weekend in May to first Monday in September. Available for rent are log cabins, RV sites, and tent sites. The camp also includes amenities such as washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, communtiy kitchen, groceries, firewood sales and souvenirs. City shopping and services are also close by.

The Wildlife Park features animals and birds native to Northwestern Ontario such as moose, deer, black bear, eagles, and many others in their natural environment.  An elevated wheelchair-accessible walkway encircles the spacious animal enclosures and provides visitors with a spectacular viewing opportunity. 

Located east of Highway 61 on Chippewa Road at the end of City Road.


Chippewa Park: Year round.
Wildlife Park:  June - Monday to Friday, 11 am - 4 pm &
           weekends, 11 am - 8 pm.
July to the 1st weekend in September, 11 am - 8 pm, 7 days per week.
Camping: 3rd Saturday in May until the 1st Monday in September
(crowd & weather permitting)  
Weekends in June, 1 pm - 8 pm; 
July to 1st Monday in September, 11 am - 8 pm

c/o City Parks Division
111 S Syndicate Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S4
Tel: (807) 623-3912 (Campground)
(807) 625-2941 (Off-Season)
Toll free: 1-888-711-5094
Fax: (807) 625-3292
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