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The Golden Rail Burger
Da Bomb Burger from the Terrace Bay Bakery  On the North Shore of Lake Superior, 200km East of Thunder Bay, the towns of Schreiber and Terrace Bay are preparing for a war. A Burger War. Let the battle begin! The Pizza Burger from PJs in Schreiber The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce has developed a new culinary event for the Terrace Bay & Schreiber region called Burger Wars. Seven restaurants have signed up to participate in…
Big Tires and Big Adventures: Fat Biking in Thunder Bay
I strain against the tug of normalcy and because of that every once in a while I need to toss off the reigns of that insidious beast and head for parts unknown to me.   With winter dragging on I decided with my friend Casey, to toss our Fat Bikes in the truck and head north from Duluth to Thunder Bay for some frozen inspiration. We grabbed a nice room at the Prince Arthur Hotel,…
Fort William Historical Park - Image by Stephanie Reid
  Trapping wild fur bearing animals has come a long way since the height of the fur trade as depicted at Fort William Historical Park. Fort William Historical Park - Photo by Stephanie Reid Even up until 1948, trapping was a free-for-all with no regulations or management in Ontario. Today, however, the culture of trapping encompasses a respect for nature and a responsible wildlife management plan through regulations administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources.…
5 Cool Facts About Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay has existed as a community for well over 100 years and the history from the city is an interesting one. We've had some name changes along the way but there's so much more than that.  Here are 5 cool things you may not have known about the Lakehead. 1. We almost won the Stanley Cup. In 1911, the Port Arthur Hockey Club played in the Stanley Cup finals. Unfortunately, the team lost to the…
Images Courtesy of Brent Henley
  Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, there is no shortage of things to do, see and enjoy in Greenstone, ON.  1. Fish or Hunt With over 30 outfitters/resorts in Greenstone, fishing and hunting is an absolute must when visiting the region. Fully equipped with boats, rods, tackle, guides and a vast knowledge of the surrounding lakes and area, let one of Greenstone’s resort operators give you the ultimate experience. For a complete list of…
World Class Ice Fishing in Greenstone
Tired of doing your annual ice fishing trip only to find hundreds if not thousands of people fishing on the same lake? Do you want top quality, action packed Canadian ice fishing? Do you like the idea of having modern cabins, extra luxuries and service at affordable rates? Then STOP! You have arrived.  For the serious ice fisherman, Pasha Lake Cabins in Jellicoe, Ontario offers unparalleled opportunities to experience the way Northwest Ontario ice fishing…
Snowshoeing, a winter activity growing in popularity
Discover snowshoeing!  And find out why there is “snowbetterplace” to enjoy this winter activity than here in Thunder Bay and the Lake Superior region.   Guaranteed if you get into it, you’ll eagerly await the arrival of winter every year and be wishing for more snow all the time.     Snowshoeing can be a workout but it’s also a great way to explore places that would, otherwise, be difficult or impossible to reach in…
Explore Northwest Ontario on Snowshoes
Looking for a new area of Northwest Ontario to explore this winter? Try Ignace! Related: Embrace Snowshoeing and Celebrate Winter with a Visit to Thunder Bay Sandbar Provincial Park is about 11 kilometres north of Ignace on Hwy 599. Not staffed during the winter, it’s nevertheless a great spot for some accessible adventure.   Just northeast of the campground is the site of Ontario Rangers camp and a number of trails. There isn’t a chalet or…
List of Unique Shopping Offerings in the Bay & Algoma Area
While exploring Thunder Bay, be sure to visit the Bay and Algoma Neighbourhood as it is one of the best places in town to find a great variety of locally made products, along with unique gift items. These are shops run by local entrepreneurs and it is unlikely you will find these items and wares in national chains stores or shopping malls. This area is also quickly becoming known as a distinct shopping district where residents feel a little more comfortable shopping, and where landlords…
Add Cross-Country Skiing in Thunder Bay to Your Bucket List
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of trying cross-country skiing, Thunder Bay is the place to do it. The city boasts world-class groomed trails, and it is easy to rent skis from the experts at Fresh Air. “We are so blessed for the skiing we have in Thunder Bay and in Northwest Ontario. Locally, we have Kamview Nordic Centre - the largest cross country ski club in the country with over 35kms of groomed…
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