Summer in Thunder Bay: Put Some Thunder Into Your Summer

Summer is here and you may be wondering how to spend you summer in Thunder Bay. We believe the real question is how are you going to fit everything into your summer in Thunder Bay?!

Do you love the outdoors? 

Thunder Bay is surrounded by breath taking outdoor opportunities for adventure. There is something for every skill level.  You can always just sit at the waterfront enjoy the day and look out at the incredible Sleeping Giant. Or you could plan an adventure on the Sleeping Giant at the Provincial Park. You could hike to the top of Mount McKay where you will be treated to breathtaking views of Thunder Bay and area. The mountain is located For William First Nation reserve and is the highest most northern mountain of the Nor’Wester Mountains. If you are in for a small drive you can visit the Kakabeka Falls or visit the Ouimet Canyon.

Do you love learning about history and art? 

Thunder Bay is home to the Fort William Historical Park, a leading cultural attraction. In the 1800s Fort William was a centre for commerce, when visiting the park you will learn about life at the Fort, the Great Rendezvous and the North West Company.

If Art is more your thing then you will want to ensure you visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Located steps away from Confederation college, you can see one of their 25 exhibits per year or even drop into one of the classes the gallery offers.

How about food?

We hope you love to eat! Your foodie senses will be tingling will the amazing options, from fine dining, such as the Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar to more student friendly options like the Sovereign Room your food choices will feel endless. You can treat yourself to some Thai at the Thai Kitchen or some Scandinavian food at Hoito. There are also those chain favourites and possibly most importantly a Starbucks for those late nights followed by early mornings.

Looking to catch some sports action?

Thunder Bay is home to the Border Cats a baseball team part of the Northwoods League. The Border Cats are the only Canadian team in the league. You can catch their games live at the Port Arthur Stadium. The games are always a great time, with food, drink and lots of entertainment.

If you’re interested in playing on a team a quick Google search will show lots of options. From baseball/softball to bicycling, diving, fishing, golf soccer and almost anything in-between.

What about events and concerts?

Thunder Bay is home to a number of great events throughout the summer. If you like live music, Live On the Waterfront is for you. Every Wednesday from July 11 – August 29 from 6-9 PM at Marina Park you will be treated with local talent along side some of Canada’s finest artists.

A movie in the park is a great way to wind down after a big week. Every Friday and Saturday between August 17 – September 1 you can enjoy a free outdoor movie at Marina Park.

No matter what you choose to do this summer Thunder Bay has something for everyone.