Explore Exciting Thunder Bay Attractions

A Myriad of Attractions Await

Home to the famous Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Thunder Bay rests on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled with the endless opportunities to discover and experience our region’s stunning natural beauty and countless things to do.

Of course, Thunder Bay offers its fair share of wonderful cultural attractions and Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre’s superb location makes it easy for you to explore everything the area has to offer. Peruse our list of attractions below, and contact us for any questions about the exciting things to do in Thunder Bay.

Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Opened in the late 1960s to coincide with the Canadian Centennial, this conservatory includes a large greenhouse with tropical plants and flowers, as well as a room devoted entirely to cacti. Guided tours are available; bring a picnic during the warmer months and dine at one of the picnic tables on the property.

Intercity Shopping Centre

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at Intercity Shopping Centre. Northwestern Ontario’s largest shopping mall showcases over 100 stores, as well as dining and even a dentist’s office. 

Fort William Historical Park

Previously known as Old Fort William, this historical site features an award-winning and fascinating reconstruction of an 18th-century fur trading post – the largest of its kind in the world. The park also offers a wide range of events throughout the year, including workshops, conferences and outdoor concerts.

Marina Park

Hike, picnic, and gaze out at Lake Superior from this scenic park, which features marvelous harbour views. The waterfront is currently undergoing an extensive transformation, with trail expansion and improvements to the park’s festival area.

Mount McKay

Rising nearly 900 feet above Lake Superior, this 1,100 million-year old sill offers a lookout on its eastern plateau, with picturesque views of Thunder Bay. There are many hiking opportunities on Mount McKay, but not all of them are considered safe, so be sure to do your research beforehand.

Terry Fox Monument

This moving monument is a testament to Terry Fox, the Canadian cancer activist who was forced to stop his famous Marathon of Hope in 1980 due to illness on the outskirts of Thunder Bay. The monument offers excellent views of the Thunder Bay area.

Kakabeka Falls

This 130-foot waterfall is surrounded by a park with campgrounds and hiking trails; the top includes a wraparound boardwalk, which offers superb views of the falls. The falls stretch along the Kaministiquia River, once used by the legendary Voyageurs as part of their western route.

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Bring home a valuable memento of your Canada visit! North America’s largest amethyst deposit is located about 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and offers a sizable digging area for visitors. It’s open from mid-May to mid-October of every year.

Eagle Canyon Adventures

Stroll the country’s largest suspension bridge, enjoy an exhilarating zip line adventure, and experience the majestic beauty of nature at this popular tourist attraction, located about an hour and a half from the hotel. Eagle Canyon Adventures offers a day of fun that you and your family won’t soon forget.

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Airlane Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre
698 Arthur St West
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 5R8
Canada

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Fort William Historical Park

Previously known as Old Fort William, this historical site features an award-winning and fascinating reconstruction of an 18th-century fur trading post – the largest of its kind in the world. The park also offers a wide range of events throughout the year, including workshops, conferences and outdoor concerts.

Distance from Hotel: 4.9 miles
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Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Opened in the late 1960s to coincide with the Canadian Centennial, this conservatory includes a large greenhouse with tropical plants and flowers, as well as a room devoted entirely to cacti. Guided tours are available; bring a picnic during the warmer months and dine at one of the picnic tables on the property.

Distance from Hotel: 2.4 miles
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Mount McKay

Rising nearly 900 feet above Lake Superior, this 1,100 million-year old sill offers a lookout on its eastern plateau, with picturesque views of Thunder Bay. There are many hiking opportunities on Mount McKay, but not all of them are considered safe, so be sure to do your research beforehand.

Distance from Hotel: 10.4 miles
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Terry Fox Monument

This moving monument is a testament to Terry Fox, the Canadian cancer activist who was forced to stop his famous Marathon of Hope in 1980 due to illness on the outskirts of Thunder Bay. The monument offers excellent views of the Thunder Bay area.

Distance from Hotel: 12.3 miles
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Intercity Shopping Centre

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at Intercity Shopping Centre. Northwestern Ontario’s largest shopping mall showcases over 100 stores, as well as dining and even a dentist’s office. 

Distance from Hotel: 3.8 miles
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Marina Park

Hike, picnic, and gaze out at Lake Superior from this scenic park, which features marvelous harbour views. The waterfront is currently undergoing an extensive transformation, with trail expansion and improvements to the park’s festival area.

Distance from Hotel: 8.1 miles
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Kakabeka Falls

This 130-foot waterfall is surrounded by a park with campgrounds and hiking trails; the top includes a wraparound boardwalk, which offers superb views of the falls. The falls stretch along the Kaministiquia River, once used by the legendary Voyageurs as part of their western route.

Distance from Hotel: 16.2 miles
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Amethyst Mine Panorama

Bring home a valuable memento of your Canada visit! North America’s largest amethyst deposit is located about 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and offers a sizable digging area for visitors. It’s open from mid-May to mid-October of every year.

Distance from Hotel: 36.8 miles
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Eagle Canyon Adventures

Stroll the country’s largest suspension bridge, enjoy an exhilarating zip line adventure, and experience the majestic beauty of nature at this popular tourist attraction, located about an hour and a half from the hotel. Eagle Canyon Adventures offers a day of fun that you and your family won’t soon forget.

Distance from Hotel: 83.3 miles
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