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Winter packs a punch in Thunder Bay.

‘The Bay’ delivers once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list snow adventures such as dogsledding, ice-climbing and cross-country skiing, as well as a bourgeoning cutting edge cuisine culture.

Learn how to mush a team of Alaskan huskies through awe-inspiring scenery on Boreal Journeys’ half-day dogsledding program. Experience a truly brag-worthy adventure on one of Outdoor Skills and Thrills guided ice climbs.

From a traditional pancake breakfast to a relaxing sauna, explore the city’s Finnish roots and find out what it means to have a Sisu state of mind. Celebrate the refreshingly relaxed, contemporary foodie community and stock up on the popular, locally handcrafted ales and stouts from the Sleeping Giant Brewing Company (call ahead for a brewery tour).

Plan your visit around the annual Sleeping Giant Loppet in March. If you’re lucky you may you may even witness the Northern Lights.

With its unique culture, extreme adventure, spectacular landscape and bold new brews and bites, this Northern city is definitely one of Ontario’s hidden gems and a must-do this winter.

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Thunder Bay
550 Harbour Expressway,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P4
Welcome to the TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, the newest Marriott in Thunder Bay, conveniently located on Harbour Expressway just off the Trans-Canada highway. TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Thunder Bay is an all-suites hotel, perfect for an extended stay. Relax and feel at home in one of our suites with a fully equipped kitchen, well designed desk and work area complete with complimentary... More Info
Phone: (807) 346-9000
Terry Fox Monument
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Terry Fox Monument
1000 Highway 11/17,
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0A1
A nine foot high bronze statue, set on a 45-ton granite base with a foundation of local amethyst, commands a breath-taking view of Lake Superior. The statue was erected in memory of Terry Fox, the courageous one-legged runner who embarked on a cross-country run for cancer research - the Marathon of Hope. The site is not far from the place where he ended his 5,342 km (3,339 mi) run, stricken... More Info
Phone: (807) 983-2041
Toll Free: (800) 667-8386
A woman hugging a young husky dog
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Boreal Journeys
RR 2,
Thunder Bay, ON P0T 1X0
Come and make friends with our Alaskan huskies and let them take you on an adventure through the storied landscape of north western Ontario. At Boreal Journeys we strive to foster the development of strong relationships between our guests and our dogs. We are a small kennel that offers a very personal experience. The intimate nature of our programs allows participants the ability to have an... More Info
Phone: (807) 933-4224
Toll Free: (877) 933-4224
Tomlin Restaurant
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Tomlin Restaurant
202 1/2 Red River Road,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A4
Tomlin is a Thunder Bay Restaurant working alongside local producers to create fresh and eclectic plates with an emphasis on sharing at the table. Our Dinner Menu is a collaborative effort from the Kitchen Team. It changes often to keep things seasonal and interesting for our customers. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 346-4447
Roof of Finlandia Club and Hoito Restaurant
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Hoito Restaurant
314 Bay St,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1S1
The Hoito Restaurant (often referred to as “The Hoito” by locals) is a Finnish-Canadian restaurant in Thunder Bay, established in 1918 and housed in the bottom floor of the historic Finnish Labour Temple. The Hoito has operated continuously in the Finnish quarter, for 91 years and is perhaps the oldest co-operatively owned and operated restaurant in Canada. The Hoito Restaurant is well known... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 345-6323
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
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Ahnisnabae Art Gallery (The Art of Roy Thomas)
18 S. Court Street,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2W3
Ahnisnabae Art was founded in 1997 by the late Roy Thomas, an Ahnisnabae artist recognized for over 30 years for his distinctive high quality work. Today, it is owned and operated by Louise Thomas, and is dedicated to the memory of her late husband. The gallery carries on Roy's legacy and dreams by showcasing his works as well as that of several other local artists, thus continuing to support... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 577-2656
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
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Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
4853 Hwy 11 at Hwy 17,
Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0
The 40-metre high Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario with year round access for viewing. Excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls. The Kaministiquia River has cut deep into the rocks to reveal 1.6 million year old fossils at the bottom of the falls. Historic route of the Voyageurs. Endangered Lake Sturgeon spawn at... More Info
Phone: (807) 473-9231
Toll Free: (888) 668-7275
Kangas Sauna
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Kangas Sauna
379 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2G1
Kangas Sauna is both a sauna and a cafe. Come relax and cleanse yourself in an authentic Finnish sauna. We offer sauna rental, as well as access to our public hot tub. Our restaurant menu includes breakfast favourites, sandwiches, burgers, salads, as well as Borscht, perogies and our famous traditional Finnish pancakes. We also create delightful desserts. Come visit us today — You Know You... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 344-6761
Red Lion Smokehouse
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The Red Lion Smokehouse
28 Cumberland Street South,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2T2
Red Lion Smokehouse is a barbecue restaurant and smokehouse in Thunder Bay's waterfront district. Our beer list is made up of craft brews from local breweries as well as our favourite Canadian, American and British brews. Our food is homemade with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. We smoke our meat slow and low and then finish it in a Josper grill to seal in the flavour and keep the meat... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 286-0045
Bight Restaurant's warm welcoming interior
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Bight Restaurant and Bar
2210 Sleeping Giant Parkway, Unit 100,
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7
Located in the newly developed Water Garden Pavilion at Prince Arthur's Landing, Bight Restaurant and Bar rests along the shore of Lake Superior in the heart of Thunder Bay's scenic Marina. The natural northern beauty of our surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for our local and seasonally inspired fresh menu whether you are dining in the restaurant or out on our lakefront patio. At... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 622-4448
A delicious open face omelette on toasted topped with salmon
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The Scan Restaurant
147 Algoma Street,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
Experience The Scan Restaurant, a Thunder Bay mainstay with a rich local history. Established in 1924 by Thunder Bay's Scandinavian Home Society, this local mainstay was created to reflect its purpose - a place where Scandinavian immigrants could gather, socialize, read newspapers and books in their own language, and share their stories - a place akin to "home". Taste the experience! We're... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 345-7442
Aric Fishman climbing in Thunder Bay
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Outdoor Skills And Thrills
169 Anten Street,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5J5
Outdoor Skills And Thrills offers rock and ice climbing guided adventures and courses in Northwest Ontario. If you're a novice ready to learn the fundamentals and experience the joy of climbing, an intermediate looking to improve your climbing skills, or an expert trying to find the hidden secrets, a first ascent, or the best climbs in the Thunder Bay region, join Outdoor Skills And Thrills... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 472-4742
Sleeping Giant bottle and glass on the shore of the lake
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Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
946 Cobalt Crescent,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5W3
Sleeping Giant Brewing Company offers locally handcrafted ales and stouts made in the North Shore of Lake Superior’s only craft brewery. Our fresh, authentic brews are available on tap and in containers. Every occasion deserves a delicious beer. Check our brews offered year-round, such as the popular Northern Logger or the hearty Skull Rock Stout or treat yourself to one of our seasonal... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 344-5225
Fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and pasta
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Giorg Restaurant
114 Syndicate Ave. North,
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3V4
Established in 1987, Giorg Restaurant offers each of our guests the finest in Italian cuisine using the best ingredients in the newly renovated building in downtown Thunder Bay. Interested in how we do it? Our cooking classes will show you how! The cooking class spots go fast, so sign up early. Check out our web site for class times and cost. Looking forward to serving you soon! More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (807) 623-8052