The City of Thunder Bay is a short drive from the United States’ border. It is located in amethyst country, and visitors are welcome to visit one of the area’s mines for a pick-your-own adventure. Visitors are also invited to tour the Amethyst Mine Panorama, a working amethyst quarry.
Fort Williams Historical Park is a large reconstructed 1815 fur trading post where visitors can tour the farm, walk along the Kaministiquia River, or watch working tradesmen (including blacksmiths, canoe-makers, and tinsmiths, and many more). One of the biggest living history museums on the North American continent, it is one of Canada’s top ten attractions.
Visitors will find many outdoor opportunities in the beautiful natural surroundings of Thunder Bay Port. They can take guided canoe trips or ecotours, hike the trails at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, or visit Eagle or Ouimet Canyon.