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Festa Italia is all about the great Italian food
Festa Italiana is the place to be if you are visiting Thunder Bay on the August long weekend. Come celebrate all things Italian – entertainment, food and drink and enjoy the festivities of this 24th anual event. Festa Italiana is a two-day event held each year at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma Street. Put on by the Italian Society of Port Arthur this local festival has become a Sunday, Monday tradition for the Civic…
An entertaining experience for participants and spectators
Ladies, if you’ve ever dreamed of dirt, grim and sweat then the Dirty Girls Mud Run is the perfect event for you! Dirty Girls is a 5km Mud Run complete with obstacles held in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.  This year’s event, the second annual is scheduled for Saturday, August 9th at This Old Barn in Murillo, Ontario and promises to better than last year. Registration takes place Saturday January 18 at Intercity Shopping Centre…
Spectacular view of Lake Superior hiking the Nipigon River Trail
With its spectacular views, one of the best hiking trails visitors are likely to find traveling the Canadian north shore of Lake Superior is the Nipigon River Recreation Trail. The well maintained and well marked trail stretches more than 8-kilometres connecting the towns of Red Rock and Nipigon, just over an hour's drive east of Thunder Bay. The trail follows the scenic shoreline of the Nipigon River and the rugged shore of Lake Superior which…
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 2014 Line Up includes a varied range of options from a 90…
Thunder Bay's Newest Burger Joint Is "Off The Charts"
For those days when only a burger and fries will do, head to O.T.C Burgers N More, Thunder Bay’s newest burger joint. “OTC” stands for “Off the Charts” and is located at the city’s south end out Highway 61 between the 15th and 20th Sideroads. It's definitely a must stop if you're driving into Thunder Bay from the border. The lineup of gourmet burgers highlights fresh local ingredients. The chalkboard menu even lists the local beef farm, abattoir…
Casque Isle Trail connects 53 kilometres along the shoreline of Lake Superior
On a recent summer Saturday, a small group of hiking enthusiasts were treated to a memorable hike along a portion of the Casque Isles Trail.  Note: Only a two-and-a-half drive east of Thunder Bay.   The trail follows the shoreline of the largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, for 53 kilometres from Rossport to Terrace Bay.  The Casque Isle Trail, part of the Voyageur Trail Association, is divided into five sections of varying lengths…
The scenic backyard view at McVicar Bed & Breakfast walking distance to downtown
The front porch is big enough to play a game of rugby. There’s a beautiful garden with an iron sculpture of a cyclist, and bright orange tiger lilies and lavender and yellow flowers. And a gorgeous, old-time main floor with beautifully polished wood and high ceilings and an oh-so-solid-they-don’t-make-‘em-like-this-anymore feel. The Charm of a B & B Steeped in History Sure, I could’ve stayed in any number of hotels on my visit to Thunder Bay,…
Close up of a Nipigon River Salmon
Summer in Northwest Ontario is usually sweet and warm.  There are few places more delightful in July and August.  However, by the time August is half way through, the morning air is cooler, there is often heavy dew and the skies turn a deeper blue. The birch leaves also start to take on a more yellow hue. A foretaste of things to come. The end of  summer means fall, of course, and autumn is one…
The Trill of Midway Attracts People to The Fair
Top notch entertainment, wild rides, and the best corn dogs and elephant ears for miles around.  It can all be found at The CLE Family Fair, which runs annual during the second week of August at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE) in Thunder Bay. 2014 will mark the 124th year for the annual carnival, which is the single largest annual event in Northwest Ontario, drawing over 60,000 visitors annually. If you are planning to visit…
A spectacular view of the city from the lookout on top of Mount McKay
I first spotted the reference to this Thunder Bay attraction as a small marking on my tourist map. As I wolfed down a Sausage McMuffin at a fast food joint near the airport, I looked over to one side of the map and saw a marking for a lookout point on Mount McKay. What the heck, I thought, as I wanted to get a birds-eye view of Thunder Bay, a Northern Ontario city that I…
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