Destination: Thunder Bay, Ontario
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A Great Lake Cruise into Thunder Bay is all about immersing yourself among all its natural surroundings. Thunder Bay has a huge walking community with over 129 active parks and paved recreational trails. Connecting the shores of Lake Superior to downtown, you will find the Port Arthur Landing and Marina Park which is considered the heart of the harbor with it’s amazing panoramic views of the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, multi-use trails and a variety of watersports at your disposal. One of Thunder Bay's main attractions is the Fort William Historical Park, reconstructed to its original splendor of 1815, historians in full costume interpret the region's rich history back when it was a fur trading post for the North West Company.
With a Thunder Bay cruise, you'll get to see why the Ontario city is one of the most popular urban areas visited on Lake Superior. This quiet city is well-known for its connections to nature. With over a hundred parks and countless walking trails, Thunder Bay is a must see for Great Lakes cruise guests that love the outdoors. Whether you prefer rugged mountain hikes, paved walks in manicured city parks, or even sailing in the bay, Thunder Bay has something for every explorer.
The city of Thunder Bay also has its own rich history. When you're here, you'll get to see a preserved French fur trading post, once owned by the North West Company. Later on, Thunder Bay was the first city to enact Daylight Savings Time, and even had the first electric street railway owned by a Canadian municipality. Though it was just incorporated as a city in 1970, Thunder Bay cruises provide a unique look at early Canadian life.
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Things to do in Thunder Bay, ON
Fort Williams Historical Park
Fort Williams Historical Park was the site where European's first settled to create what's now known as the Thunder Bay. Originally a French fur trading post, this fort is well preserved and allows guests to tour buildings just like the originals. In addition, you can explore the grounds for a short walk around, seeing even more of the area's nature.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park provides incredible hikes and even better views of Lake Superior. Here, you'll have panoramic views of the lake from cliffs overlooking the water, making for an unforgettable experience.