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2014 Pride Parade - Photo by Brian Holden
  In 2010, just five days before Christmas, a group of wonderful and enthusiastic folks crammed into a small, but cozy, union office space to discuss and ultimately plan a week-long LGBTQ pride event for the city of Thunder Bay. Throughout the years, there have been many initiatives, programs, centres and events that have transpired, specifically for people, and friends and families of the LGBTQ community. All this was accomplished through individuals - activists and…
Explore Northwest Ontario's Rich Aviation History
  Pioneering bush pilots exploring remote boreal territory under perilous flying conditions. Thousands of “Rosie the Riveters” breaking ground for women by building some of the most important aircraft of the Second World War. Men who flew these aircraft, and trained others to do the same. And… a connection to Canada’s first plane hijacking? These are just some of the stories you can uncover at the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre, a little gem tucked…
Firefighter's 10-Miler, A Spring Road Race of Tradition and History
If you are an avid runner, a trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario, to take part in one of Canada's oldest road races, the Fire Fighters 10-Mile Road Race is one to mark on your calendar! The 10-Miler held on the Canadian May long weekend (Victoria Day) is an exciting and historic race that dates back to 1910. The 2014 event was the best ever, attracting over 1100 runners, a record field showing the growing popularity of this local Thunder Bay event.…
Experience the breeze of a sail on Lake Superior
A sailing adventure on Lake Superior with Sail Superior is something you will want to put on your bucket list of things to do on your visit to Thunder Bay this summer. You’ll find Captain Greg & his crew at Thunder Bay’s Waterfront in Prince Arthur’s Landing – Marina Park. Captain Greg ties up sail - Thunder Bay Harbour - Photo by Goh Iromoto Sail Superior’s 2015 Line Up includes a varied range of options from a 90…
New Thunder Bay waterfront has revitalized the city.
Leif Pettersen who made the seven-hour drive from the Twin Cities last summer has suggestions for a perfect two-day itinerary noting how Thunder Bay has undergone a heartening revitalization that will surprise people who haven’t visited the city for a few years. You will appreciate the impressive improvements made to the Lake Superior waterfront at Prince Arthur’s Landing alone, resulting in a magazine photo shoot-ready harbor adorned with wonderful public art. Condos and a five…
Flip, flop and fly...
The four-year-olds are losing their minds with excitement. The 40-year-old parents are having a pretty good time too. We’re at the AeroSports Trampoline Park, a new attraction in Thunder Bay located in the big white bubble of the Sports Dome on Northern and Memorial. It’s less than a week after the trampoline park opened its doors and it already looks like a hit: even on a Friday morning the place is buzzing. Teenagers are doing flips…
The roar of the water falling into the deep gorge is amazing!
There are few things in the world better than something that gets undersold but over delivers.   It was a feeling I was to discover many times over a few days touring along the shores of mighty Lake Superior in northern Ontario   The first one was one of my favourites, a visit to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park near Thunder Bay.    Before making my first ever trip north of Parry Sound (and sorry about…
Walk this way: Self-guided history tours in Thunder Bay
There’s a new explore-the-city program called Big Boreal Adventure Goes Historical. (The sister program, Big Boreal Adventure, is a fun, nature-based scavenger hunt that takes you all over Thunder Bay in search of cedar posts topped with round metal engravings by local artists, read more about the Big Boreal Adventure here.) “I wanted to put a Big Boreal Adventure post near the Ontario Power Generation station near Mission Marsh, but the site wasn’t right for a…
bight, great views of Pier 3 on Thunder Bay waterfront
bight is a great place to stop for an unique culinary experience on your visit to Thunder Bay with one of the city's newest restaurants located in the Water Garden Pavilion part of the new harbourfront development at Prince Arthur's Landing. A locally owned and operated restaurant, bight Restaurant Bar is open all year round seven days a week for lunch and dinner, giving you a precious view of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant for all four…
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