Sample Half Day Thunder Bay Tours
Visit the "Niagara of the North!" Kakabeka Falls is a majestic 40 metre (131 ft.) high waterfall and steep, rock-walled river canyon. Excellent viewing advantages are provided from the boardwalk and observation pods. Stop in the village of Kakabeka to view the work of local artists and artisans including pottery, Aboriginal sculpture, jewellery and much more.
Tour Fort William Historical Park, one of Canada's top ten historic sites (Toronto Star). At this impressive living history attraction, experience Canada's fur trade adventure while meeting engaging, costumed characters from the early 1800's. Visit with the partners, voyageurs, artisans and Ojibwa of the North West Company. Explore the Native camp, Great Hall, fur stores, farm and much more!
Watch the entire cheese-making process in operation at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm. This creamy Dutch cheese has long been a favourite of cheese lovers around the world and it's made fresh - right here in Thunder Bay! Then "Take a Walk Through the Past" at Founders' Museum & Pioneer Village. An early 1900's Heritage Village has been recreated with intriguing artifacts on display throughout the site.
Hillcrest Park offers a panoramic view of the harbour and the famous Sleeping Giant. Another unique visual experience awaits at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Exhibitions by regional, national and international artists offer something for everyone. Afterwards, tour Centennial Conservatory, a vast glass and concrete structure that houses displays of tropical plants, desert cacti and seasonal flower arrangements. Nearby is the Soroptimist International Friendship Garden where residents of various ethnic origins have created unique gardens and monuments typical of their culture. Finally, lock yourself away in a functional prison cell (circa 1910) at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum. Located in a building that was once a courthouse, police station and jail, the Historical Museum exhibits our regional history.
View the breathtaking depths of Ouimet Canyon. A spectacular natural wonder, Ouimet Canyon is a 150-metre wide gorge with 100-metre high canyon walls. For a unique pick-your-own gemstone adventure, visit Amethyst Mine Panorama. Choose a specimen to take home right from the open pit mine! Be sure to stop at the Terry Fox Monument where a larger than life bronze statue of Terry Fox has been erected in honour of the memory of a remarkable Canadian, whose "Marathon of Hope" - a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research - touched the hearts of all Canadians.
Shop for northern treasures! As the region's shopping centre, Thunder Bay provides plenty of choices for every shopper with numerous malls and several unique downtown districts. And pick up a (free) copy of "Handmade in Thunder Bay", a guide to a diverse selection of high quality arts and crafts produced by local artisans.
For evening entertainment, choose from among the following: