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Road Travel

Map of the Great Lakes, Midwest & Northeast U.S. Regions

Trans-Canada Link

Driving to Thunder Bay by bus or car is easy as our highway system is a central connector to points: east, west and south. In addition, Thunder Bay is only a short 35 minute drive from the international border crossing at Pigeon River.

The Trans Canada Highway runs through Thunder Bay connecting to Winnipeg in the West and Sault Ste. Marie in the east.

Connections to American Midwest

Highway 61 takes you 45 minutes south to the Pigeon River Border Crossing with connections to the American Midwest through Duluth, Minnesota. From Duluth, Interstate Highways are direct links to major centres in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago all within a day's drive of Thunder Bay.

National and International Road Travel
to Thunder Bay, ON
Distance From Road Travel Time Direction
Winnipeg, MB 8 hours West
Sault Ste. Marie, ON 8 hours East
Duluth, MN 3 hours South
Minneapolis 7 hours South

 

Regional Road Travel to Thunder Bay, ON
Distance From Road Travel Time Direction
Kenora 6.5 hours West
Dryden 4 hours Northwest
Fort Frances 3 hours West
Sioux Lookout 4 hours Northwest
Nipigon 1 hour East
Terrace Bay 2.5 hours East
Marathon 3.5 hours East
Armstrong 2.5 hours North
Longlac-Geraldton 3.5 hours Northeast
Hearst 6 hours Northeast