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Where to stay in Thunder Bay

There are 39 holiday homes available in Thunder Bay, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that falls within your budget for your next vacation. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of short term rentals from leading travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. Affordable vacation rentals in Thunder Bay start at a nightly rate of $35, with 20% of properties priced under $52 per night. Whether you’re travelling on your own, spending quality time with your significant other, or planning a trip for a group of 8 family members or friends, we can match you with a rental in Thunder Bay that meets your needs. Plus, staying in Thunder Bay will give you close access to popular local attractions like Centennial Park and Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Finding your dream vacation rental at a reasonable cost has never been this easy! Start planning the trip you’ve been itching to go on with VacationRenter.

Where Is Thunder Bay, Ontario In Canada?

Sitting pretty within the seat of Canada’s Thunder Bay District in Ontario, stands the namesake city of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay stands on the northwestern coast of Canada, surrounded by McKellar and Mission Island. As the second most populous municipality in Northern Ontario with a population of over 121,620, this city is well known for being a center of a “knowledge economy” – where copious amounts of medical research are executed, and excellent education is routinely delivered.

What Is Thunder Bay, Canada Known For?

Famous for its rich and fascinating history of European settlement, stemming from the late 17th century, the city of Thunder Bay has always been a place of interest. Due to its strategic location, the city has historically been an important transportation hub. Run amok with academics, students, and plenty of clever people, Thunder Bay is also the site of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute and several other higher educational institutes. Thunder Bay is a place where no one can ever get bored, not meet someone interesting, or go home without learning something new.

What to See in Thunder Bay

  • Fort William Historical Park: Take a step back into the past to 1816, when you visit Fort William Historical Park. A Canadian historical site, Fort William Historical Park contains a reconstruction of the Fort William fur trade post as existed back in the 19th century. Tourists can also visit the amphitheater, which hosts a variety of unique and diverse activities, including six regulation-size hockey ice surfaces in the winter, and a full-service campground during special events, and concerts in the summers.

  • Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout: Commemorating cancer research activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope, the monument of Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout depicts Fox in all his glory to inspire and encourage. Open to the public all year round, this stunning and inspiring memorial offers magnificent panoramic scenes of Thunder Bay and its surroundings.

  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park: The Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is hilariously memorable with its odd name, but unequivocally unforgettable with the sights that welcome you when you pay a visit. Sitting on a rocky bed of granite cliffs, thick green forests, and placid bodies of water, this beautiful display of nature creates a breathtaking sight. There is also plenty to do within the park including winding nature walks, camping under the stars, and fishing activities.

Popular Destinations Near Thunder Bay

  • Lake Superior: Visit Lake Superior and take in the stunning imagery of placid bodies of water, and its surrounding towns — full of quaint charm and idyllic views. The islands are rich in nature with rolling rocky cliffs and thick vegetation, where the deep blue of Lake Superior merges with the clear blue sky. If you wish to take in stunning scenery and take home unique memories, a trip to Lake Superior should definitely be on the cards.

  • Kakabeka Falls: Located 30 kilometers west of the city, sits a picturesque village, where a waterfall of unmitigated beauty flows powerfully. Due to its magnitude — dropping at approximately 130ft — and ease of access, the Kakabeka Falls are often called the “Niagara of the North.” The falls consist of two campgrounds with 169 campsites, 90 of which have electricity. The park maintains approximately 19 kilometers of hiking on six trails. During the winter, cross-country ski trails are offered. For those who always appreciate a slice of education with their nature visits, there is also a small National Heritage Education program operating within the park during the summer months, which offer daily interpretive programs, guided hikes, and an educative visitor center.

Best Neighborhoods in Thunder Bay

  • Northwood: As if the town came from a fairy tale storybook, the neighborhood of Northwood is chock-full of aesthetically pleasant scenery and imagery. With strip malls, grocery stores, and an indoor shopping center standing at the heart of community, the chance to shop till you drop is ever present in Thunder Bay. Whether you want to eat, shop, or take in the sights at your leisure, there is something for everyone who wish to sit back and take a break in Northwood, Thunder Bay.

  • Downtown Fort William, Ontario: Standing as the urban core of the former city of Fort William, downtown Fort William stands as a leisure mecca for those who wish to have a taste of modern Canada, away from the buzz of the city. Centered on the Victoriaville Civic Centre, an indoor shopping mall, there is plenty to partake in with lively parks, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum, Brodie Rescue Library and Brodie Street Art Gallery, Fort William Gardens, and the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, one could never be bored in downtown Fort William.

Home-types in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Thunder Bay:

Points of interests in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Thunder Bay: