THUNDER BAY – Tim Irish calls Tuesday’s return of the decommissioned Coast Guard icebreaker Alexander Henry a watershed moment for tourism in Thunder Bay. Irish, a member of the board of directors for the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society, said the hard work has only begun, but getting the ship home is a tremendous step.
Cascades Conservation Area is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. The highlight for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River. Visitors have a choice of several walking trails, each offering a different experience.
In 2010, the City of Thunder Bay's Parks Division (now Parks & Open Spaces Section) retained KBM Forestry Consultants to develop a Stewardship Plan for the forest within Centennial Park and Trowbridge Falls Park to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of the area.
Discover the 1910 Logging Camp and Museum, the playground and the farm animals. The park boasts a year-round chalet with a concession and indoor picnic area. Hiking/cross-country ski trails follow the Current River through Centennial and Trowbridge Falls Parks to join the Cascades Conservation Area.
Chapple Building. 701 Victoria Avenue East Year Built: 1913. This building was used as the Fort William headquarters of the Grain Commission. The structure housed offices on the third floor and the bottom two storeys were rented to the Chapples Company who used the space as a department store. The facade of the building features Classical detailing.
Another type of history museum is a living history museum. A living history museum is an outdoor museum featuring reenactors in period costume, and historic or reconstructed buildings. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum in Virginia that represents the colony on the eve of the American Revolution in the 18th century.
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International Friendship Gardens Our city's multicultural heritage is showcased at the International Friendship Gardens. Located in the city's south end adjacent to the Chapples Recreation Complex, this 15-acre park was organized by the Soroptimist Club as a Centennial gift to Canada and the City.
Kaministiquia River Heritage Park. Kaministiquia River Heritage Park offers a refreshing promenade along the riverfront with a 55-metre long river walkway and scenic views of the Kaministiquia River. For lovers of our maritime heritage, the over 100-year-old James Whalen Tug is permanently moored alongside the north end of walkway.
A small waterfall within the city. The rocks are a deep rusty red in colour, which could make for good photographs, even though the falls is perhaps no more than a metre or two high. I'm not entirely sure how to access it, because it is found behind a row of houses on Chercover Drive.
The Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre was conceived as a means of collecting and preserving much of the aviation history of the area extending from the Manitoba border, north to Hudson Bay, east to Fort Albany and south to Wawa and west to the Manitoba border.
As part of Canada 150 Celebrations and the hosting of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame hosted a day in honour of our proud Little League Baseball legacy by inviting players and personnel affiliated with the 12 Little League teams from our community who have won Canadian Championship titles to join together for a day of activities and the chance to reminisce and reunite with teammates.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Thunder Bay We invite you to join us for worship and to explore your relationship with God and this world through prayer, music, Bible readings and discussion. Sunday worship begins at 11:00 a.m. (10:00 in summer) accompanied by nursery care for the very little ones and church school for older children.
Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout, Thunder Bay, Ontario When I’m in Thunder Bay area, I always like to also drive up to Nipigon. There is a Facebook called, “Thunder Bay Memories,” where people post a lot of pictures and also historical things about Thunder Bay.
A visit to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery is not complete without browsing through Gallery Gifts - a unique shop that offers finely crafted, Canadian-made gifts for all occasions. Featuring a wide range of hand-made jewellery, pottery, blown glass, metal and wood work, and other arts-related merchandise.
Welcome to the Thunder Bay Museum. Located in a historic building, which once served as a Police Station and Court House, the Thunder Bay Museum offers visitors six galleries of local, regional and national heritage. Enjoy the permanent exhibits on the main floor, depicting the early years of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
Thunder Bay Military Museum/ Musee Militaire De Thunder Bay is located at 317 Park Avenue, Thunder Bay, ON - P7B 1C7. Besides this history museum, there are three more history museums listed in Thunder Bay. There's also thirteen attractions listed in this city in other categories.
The Falls; Map of the Campground Adobe PDF, 1 page, 174 KB. Bookings for the upcoming in-season. Trowbridge Falls Campground will take reservations beginning the first week of January for the upcoming camping season for all campsites. Bookings can be made for stays from the first Friday in June to the Monday of the September long weekend.
Vickers Park Vickers Park, the first park established in the former city of Fort William, was donated by Catherine Mary Vickers, daughter of pioneer author Susanna Moodie. This beautiful park is a Thunder Bay showpiece, and includes the ever-popular children's play equipment.
From an outsiders perspective, Thunder Bay has so much potential but this attitude that "this isn't Toronto/Ottawa/Vancouver" that holds Thunder Bay back. Please Shelby, improve the area and keep in mind that improving the area isn't going to improve the social problems 100%, but perhaps it will help.
Situated ten kilometres offshore from the City of Thunder Bay, the Welcome Islands, four in number, are a welcome sight for mariners seeking harbour after a journey on Lake Superior. The northernmost two islands are the largest, each being about 800 metres long and 400 metres wide.