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Experience Natural Wonders

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Experience views that are out of this world by exploring some of Thunder Bay’s natural wonders.

Begin your adventure east of the city in ‘Canyon Country’. Ouimet Canyon is 100 metres (330 ft) deep, 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 2,000 metres (2.0 km; 1.2 mi) long. Hike the short, handicapped-accessible trail to the two viewing areas.

Just a few minutes back down the road, check out Eagle Canyon Adventures and get your adrenaline pumping as you cross nearby Eagle Canyon on Canada’s longest suspension bridge or slice through it on Canada’s longest zipline.

Catch your breath at Amethyst Mine Panorama, while you hunt for your own precious gemstones. Amethyst is Ontario’s Official Gemstone and is only found in this area of the province. Bring a sparkling souvenir home.

Travel west to the “Niagara of the North”, Kakabeka Falls to discover the Legend of Green Mantle and feel the mist on your face as you witness the Kaministiquia River plunge over 40m (130ft) down the rock face.

End your day back inside city limits at Prince Arthur’s Landing, on the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, for the most amazing views of the Sleeping Giant – Thunder Bay’s iconic landmark (also voted by Canadians as the Canada’s Greatest Wonder in a CBC poll).