If you are looking for an exotic tourist destination in Ontario, nothing can match the natural wilderness of Thunder Bay. Located on Lack Superior, the city offers beautiful riverfront parks, waterfront camps, forest trails, and skiing sites. We have toured many cities in Canada, but our stay in Thunder Bay was an unforgettable experience. Here I would like to mention some of the best spots in the city that shouldn’t be missed out at any cost.
- Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Established in the year 1944, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the most visited attraction in the city. The park is situated on the shores of Pass Lake and spans over an area of 24,400 hectares. The Sleeping Giant is the most popular attraction of the place. It is a natural formation of sills and mesas that look like a sleeping giant when viewed from the west direction. The place also features beautiful valleys, cliffs, and forested landscapes. It is a perfect destination for hiking and camping.
- Pigeon River Provincial Park
A visit to the Pigeon River Provincial Park was the most adventurous part of my holiday in this city. A 30 minute journey from Thunder Bay would take you to this amazing spot situated on the banks of the Pigeon River. The highlight of the place is the 90ft high waterfall that can keep you amazed for a while. Tourists often visit the place to camp near the waterfall.
- Fort William Historical Park
Established in the year 1973, Fort William Historical Park is a popular heritage attraction in Thunder Bay. It preserves a reconstruction of the fur trade post that existed in 1816 in the former city of Fort William. The Park houses a small farm, an Ojibwa Village, and 42 buildings that are all finely reconstructed to resemble the centuries-old historic structures. There are many volunteers in the park and we found them to be immensely skilled as they describe the historical events quite vividly.