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Top of the Giant 

With mountains and mesas, you can climb into the skies in Thunder Bay.

With some of the best cliffs for Rock and Ice Climbing in the country, Thunder Bay has a long history of climbing. Get out with Outdoor Skills and Thrills Inc. for a guided climbing excursion. With instruction available so even the beginner climber can get out.

Drive into Fort William First Nation and up to the lookout on Mount McKay. The mountain, the largest in the Nor’Wester range provides unbeatable views of Thunder Bay, Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant.

Speaking of the Sleeping Giant, a discussion about climbing to new heights must include the trek to the Top of the Giant. The lookout at the top of the trail towers over 1000ft above the surface of the water, and is one of the highest points in the entire province. 

On your drive out to Sleeping Giant, be sure to stop at the Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout. Here you will find spectacular views of the Giant as well as a monument memorial celebrating the life and work and inspiration of Terry Fox. The monument and lookout are located just minutes from the spot where Terry was forced to end his Marathon of Hope in 1980.