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Destination: Thunder Bay

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is the western end point of the 1900-mile-long Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, which through a series of lakes and canals permits transit of cargo and passenger ships from the Atlantic all the way to the middle of the North American continent. Thunder Bay was the center of the North West Company’s fur trading network from 1805-1821, and the discovery of silver in the 19th century led to the introduction of the railroad.

What to See in Thunder Bay

  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery
  • Hurckett Cove (best birding spots in Ontario!)
  • Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Destination: Thunder Bay

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is the western end point of the 1900-mile-long Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, which through a series of lakes and canals permits transit of cargo and passenger ships from the Atlantic all the way to the middle of the North American continent. Thunder Bay was the center of the North West Company’s fur trading network from 1805-1821, and the discovery of silver in the 19th century led to the introduction of the railroad.

What to See in Thunder Bay

  • Fort William Historical Park
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery
  • Hurckett Cove (best birding spots in Ontario!)
  • Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

More about Thunder Bay…

Copper and stone tools found at Thunder Bay provide evidence of inhabitants as early as 10000 years ago, just as the glaciers were retreating from the area. When Europeans first arrived in the 1600s, Thunder Bay was an Ojibwa (Chippewa) site. In fact, the name Thunder Bay is based on the Thunderbird legend that is part of Ojibwe culture. Europeans didn’t make a permanent settlement here until 1803, when Fort William was constructed.