Self-guided tours

The Heritage Walking Tours of Thunder Bay are self-guided tours are designed to highlight Thunder Bay's rich heritage and architecture, while enjoying a scenic walk through the city.

A total of 89 sites are featured on four different tours located in different parts of the city. Each tour can be completed in approximately one hour. Tour brochures can be viewed and printed below. Printed copies are also available at City Hall (500 Donald Street), City Archives (235 Vickers Street N.), and the visitor centres located at the Pagoda and the Terry Fox Monument.

Please note: Many sites on the tours are residences; we ask that you please respect private property and view all homes from the sidewalk.

Thunder Bay North

The Thunder Bay North tour is concentrated around Thunder Bay's Waverley Park Heritage Conservation District and the commercial area that was formerly downtown Port Arthur.

McVicar Creek / Harrington Court

The McVicar Creek / Harrington Court tour views the beautiful homes surrounding McVicar Creek and Harrington Court.

Thunder Bay South

The Thunder Bay South tour explores the buildings near City Hall, in the area that was formerly downtown Fort William.

Vickers Park

The Vickers Park tour follows Ridgeway Street to Vickers Park and turns back to the C.P.R.'s Union Station while viewing many of the areas attractive homes, schools and church.

Guided tours

Guided walking tours are also led by the Heritage Advisory Committee during events such as Jane's Walk and Culture Days. Guided heritage walking tours can also be arranged for special interest groups or events by emailing the City of Thunder Bay's Heritage Researcher, or calling 807-625-3197.

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