Thunder Bay is a cornucopia of natural beauty. So if you are lucky enough to live here or you are just visiting, be ready to get active and get outside. Your only cheating yourself if you don’t take advantage of all the great outdoor activities that Thunder Bay has to offer.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
In 2007, listeners of CBC Radio One’s Sounds Like Canada selected Sleeping Giant Provincial Park as one of the Seven Wonders of Canada. In fact, Sleeping Giant Provisional Park came in first with 177,305 votes, more than twice as many as Niagara Falls, the second most popular site in the survey.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has plenty of activities for people who are ready get active and get outside in Thunder Bay including:
- Over 100 kilometers of hiking trails
- Guided nature walks
- Group campfires
- Cross-country ski trails
- Spectacular flora and fauna
- More than 240 Campsites
- Scenic views of Lake Superior
I know what you’re thinking. This sounds great, but what about that giant? Is he going to wake up and attack us? Relax. The Sleeping Giant is named after a mesa on Sibley Peninsula which according to an Ojibwa legend, is actually a giant who protects an Ojibwa silver mine. If you don’t try to take any silver, you should probably be ok with the giant.
Located in the City’s north end, Hillcrest Park provides a spectacular panoramic view of the city, the harbor, Mount McKay, and the famous Sleeping Giant Rock Formation. The park also contains delightful sunken gardens and a terrific playground for the kids.
According to Tripadviser commenter Merrit A:
This is a great vantage point to see all of Thunder Bay, its harbour, marina park, and grain elevators. There is also a sunken gardens and a military monument as well as green space to just walk about.
Fort William Historical Park
For all you history buffs, there’s Fort William Historical Park, an actual fur trade post fully refurbished to look just like it did in 1815. Located on 250 acres in the City of Thunder Bay, Fort William Historical Parks includes:
- 15 and modern buildings
- 42 recreated Heritage buildings
- A recreating fur trade outpost
- A reconstructed Ojibwa village
- An amphitheater
- Educational summer day camps for kids
- David Thompson Astronomical Observatory
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