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There's a little something for everyone in Thunder Bay!

Stay One Day in the Bay Itineraries.

Lake Superior - dive for shipwrecks; kayak her unspoiled islands; sail her powerful waters; power boat her north shore coves and overnight at community marinas; hike her rugged shoreline; learn her many mysteries and legends.

Green Spaces Abound - hike or bike the miles of nature pockets throughout the City and area; pick your own labrador tea; explore provincial parks - perfect for the rugged adventurer or novice nature lover.

Foundations of a Nation - Fort William Historical Park
Be a part of the Voyageur re-enactment of the fur trade rendezvous where goods from Montreal and furs from the wilderness traded hands at this historical park. Dress in period costume and live the life of 1816. Learn about the many traditions of the Ojibwa people who were instrumental in the makings of the North West Fur Trade Company and the development of Canada. Experience their culture - sleep in a Wigwam where ancient legends emerge or help your Ojibwa host smoke whitefish or stitch a mukuk (birch bark container).

Fish - in the quiet and solitude of pristine lakes, rivers and streams. Try to break the 1916 record of a 14.8 pound Speckled Trout caught on the Nipigon River, a short one hour drive east of Thunder Bay. Fly-fishing or sport fishing, ice or open-water; whatever your preference - your challenge awaits you.

Ancient Rock, Fossils and Arctic Tundra - Walking paths and viewing platforms take you onto the brink and into the mist of the 40 metre (131 ft.) high wall of thundering water known as Kakabeka Falls, "The Niagara of the North". 1.2 billion-year-old fossils - some of the oldest found anywhere, are layered within the rock walls of Kakabeka Falls. Ouimet Canyon, a spectacular chasm chiseled deep into the rock of the Canadian Shield is home to several arctic plants on its canyon floor. Collect your own amethyst, Ontario's official gemstone, at a local amethyst mine.

Ski Like the Finns - miles of Nordic Trails wind their way through wilderness and park land. Participate in the International Sleeping Giant Loppet (formally known as th Sibley Ski Tour) held each March at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park - one hour's drive from Thunder Bay.


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