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Food Trucks at City Hall Thursday Event
On your next visit to Thunder Bay you may be amazed at the food truck frenzy that has hit Northwest Ontario's largest metropolitan centre on the shores of Lake Superior. These food trucks, like in other large urban centres, no longer serve just hot dogs and hamburgers but offer fine food on four wheels. Barbecupid, Success in First Year “In my opinion, owning a food truck is like having seven restaurant locations a week. I…
Merla Mae - It's the sign of great ice cream in Thunder Bay
Ice Cream! It’s no hidden secret that we all scream for some form of it on a hot summer day, especially if you are on vacation; however, in Thunder Bay, Ontario almost everyone screams for Merla Mae Ice Cream! What is Merla Mae Ice Cream you may ask? To put it simply, it is ice cream with a long-standing reputation for being the best soft ice cream in the city. Locals and visitors alike eagerly…
Close up of a Nipigon River Salmon
Labour Day signals the end of summer, but the September long weekend is one to celebrate here in Northwest Ontario especially if you are heading to Nipigon, Ontario.   There are few places more delightful for fishing than the lakes and rivers around Nipigon in July and August.  However, Nipigon is also famous for its fall fishing starting with the Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival on the Labour Day weekend, an ann event that celebrates 50 years in 2014.   Nipigon Fall…
Riders Gather at Best Western Nor'wester Resort Hotel for 2012 event
The Caribou Charity Ride has become a September tradition for cycling and is worth a visit to Thunder Bay. This fall event sponsored by Caribou Restaurant is a great opportunity to enjoy the fall colours in the Lake Superior region with an early morning ride through rolling hills in countryside of the Slate River Valley in the Township of Oliver Paipoonge with the Nor’wester Mountain range as your backdrop.    Plan a trip to Thunder…
An up-scale dining experience in Thunder Bay since 1999
The simple exterior of the Caribou Restaurant +  Wine Bar hides a classy and warm restaurant, one of the most popular in Thunder Bay. The local owned and operated restaurant around since 1999 is an orginal concept of Tom Pazianos and Bob Stewart, who are coincidently  also the owners of the very successful, local Keg restaurant. For upwards of twelve years the Caribou has been a favorite locale for business lunch meetings and for those…
Runners lineup for start of Miles with Giant Marathon
Fall colours, the scenic shore of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is definitely the place to be to run a marathon in September.  Take advantage of the Earlybird prices! Register now! Register now to take part in  the fifth annual "Miles with the Giant" Thunder Bay Marathon to be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014. This outstanding running event features a full marathon of 26.2 miles, a half marathon of 13.1 miles, 10K and 5K races.…
Paddling on Lake Superior in Thunder Bay Harbour with a great view of the Sleeping Giant
I admit it.  I hadn’t thought of paddling within the city limits of Thunder Bay until last summer when friends invited me on guided kayak tour on the McIntyre River and Lake Superior’s Thunder Bay Harbour.  Now I’m hooked on it. Our group of five paddlers (including two novices) and two guides set out about a mile from the river’s mouth.  Kayaking on this river – which is actually 47.5 km long and drains a…
A Fascinating Experience Touring the Islands of Lake Superior near Village of Rossport
We’re out on a tour of the gorgeous Lake Superior islands near the pretty village of Rossport (east of Thunder Bay) when guide Paul Turpin of Discovery Charters  points out a small rock sticking up out of the placid water. Rossport is about a two-hour drive east of Thunder Bay   “That’s called Jim’s Rock,” he tells me, straight-faced.   I turn on my camera to snap a photo and Turpin lets out a laugh.…
A unique dining experience in Kakabeka Falls
Their motto is “Chefs need to be trained, Cooks are born”. This may explain the flavourful inventions served up at the Metropolitan Moose Beanery & Cafe by Julia Miles and her husband Steve. Their goal is to exceed your expectations for breakfast, lunch or dinner at their locally-run restaurant known as “The Moose” on a visit to the tourist town of Kakabeka Falls, just 25 minutes west of Thunder Bay. Kakabeka Falls is the natural…
A breathtaking view of Lake Superior at Ruby Lake just east of Nipigon
  The hike to Ruby Lake, just east of Nipigon, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior is a great way to spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful fall colours while soaking in the amazing views of Lake Superior.  So, lace up your hiking boots and make the trip along Lake Superior's north shore east of Thunder Bay to see these great vistas at Ruby Lake with family and friends.  Stand At The Top…
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