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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…
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,…
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…
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…
Ski the Beaten Path in Atikokan
  Atikokan, 200km west of Thunder Bay, is home to the Beaten Path Nordic Trails ski club, boasting more than 50km of trails, so I made sure to wedge my cross-country ski gear into the car on a pre-Christmas visit to the in-laws. To be honest, the conditions were merely ok: low grey skies, temperature right around the zero mark, and a brisk wind blowing fine snowflakes around. Still, I had been craving a ski,…
Curling in Thunder Bay - Winter Fun Between the Sheets
If curling is your game, then there really is snowbetterplace to be than in Thunder Bay, Ontario this winter season. Come and experience the sheets at one of three storied curling clubs here in Northwest Ontario, all of which have fascinating histories dating back to the late 1800's. The Port Arthur Curling Club was formed in 1888, while the Fort William Curling Club was formed in 1891. Interestingly enough, this was at a time when…
Red Lion Smokehouse - Thunder Bay's Culinary Scene is on Fire!
Red Lion Smokehouse28 Cumberland Street South807-286-0045 Within a month of opening, in mid-October 2014, the Red Lion Smokehouse has attracted a following. The Red Lion has joined other restaurants in the Waterfront District by catering to the gastro-pub scene in Thunder Bay. Related: The Top 5 Lunches in the Waterfront District Related: A Night Out in Thunder Bay The owners have invested in a big way with a charcoal grill known as a josper. A…
The romance of skating at Prince Arthur's Landing
It has the magic and delight of renowned rinks like Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto or the Rockefeller Centre in New York, but this popular outdoor skating attraction is located on the Lake Superior waterfront in Thunder Bay, your gateway to outdoor winter experiences in Northwest Ontario. So pack up your skates on your next visit to Thunder Bay this winter to enjoy the splendor and serenity of the outdoor skating rink at Prince Arthur’s…
Ungalli Clothing – Thunder Bay's one stop shop for Unique, Local and Environmentally Friendly Gifts!
If you haven’t heard about it yet, there’s a new local business in Thunder Bay; a company with a “fierce determination to change the way people think about their clothes” – introducing Ungalli Clothing Company. Ungalli Clothing is designed and ethically produced from 100% recycled and repurposed sustainable materials including recycled water bottles, recycled cotton, and scraps from cotton factory floors. Cofounded by two Thunder Bay sisters, Bree and Hailey Hollinsworth, Ungalli Clothing Company sells…
Tomlin in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District - Bring Your Friends
Tomlin Restaurant 201 ½ Red River Road, Thunder Bay807-346-4447Tuesday to Thursday: 5 – 10pm.Friday to Saturday: 5 – 11pm.No Reservations With a view from the bar of this classy little restaurant, the frenzy in the kitchen made me think Northwest Ontario's own competitive TV reality show was in the making. Ten manic cooks were in the throes of producing the same delicate and fantastic mouth-watering creations you might see on Master Chef. Related: A Night…
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