Northwest Ontario, Ontario

Adventure awaits you in Northwest Ontario —a wilderness playground of trails and parks and hundreds of thousands of lakes and a rich Indigenous history. 

Northern hospitality awaits you in Thunder Bay and its surrounding area. The history, the beauty and the cultural charm of this lakeside Northwest Ontario gem beckon you to immerse yourself in a city like no other. Its reputation as one of Canada’s premier outdoor cities is well earned. Located on the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake and surrounded by the natural beauty of the boreal forest and the Nor’Wester mountain range, it is the perfect place to get in touch with your inner adventurer.

There are some must see’s in this region:

  • Set sail on a 90 minute tour of the Thunder Bay harbour. Get close to the lakers and salties. Look up at the massive grain elevators, pass by a lighthouse, or escape to nearby Islands.
  • The legendary Sleeping Giant lies on the tip of the rugged Sibley Peninsula near Thunder Bay. Experience the backcountry or follow rugged trails to the top of the giant for unbeatable views of Lake Superior.
  • Step back in time with a visit to Fort William Historical Park, a living history museum highlighting the history of the fur trade and the development of the region.

Sunset Country is an outdoor lovers dream. There is epic fishing and hunting, houseboating, fly-in adventures, boating, as well as hiking and paddling in the backcountry wilderness. Whilst in this region why not try:

  • With over 70,000 fishable lakes and rivers in this neck of the woods, the fishing is impressive!
  • Explore the cities and towns of Northwest Ontario that are nestled amongst the trees and along the lakeshores.
  • Backcountry paddling opportunities are limitless. Canoe remote parks such as Wabakimi, Woodland Caribou, and Quetico Park.

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