Thunder Bay, the largest city in northwestern Ontario, is a major transportation hub. The freight trains that cross the city several times a day, reaching the considerable length of two to three kilometers, are usually loaded with grain or containers. Thunder Bay was only created in 1970 by the merger of Fort William, Port Arthur and two smaller communities. For this reason, there is no real center; the city stretches for about 20 kilometers along Lake Superior.
Fort William to the south is not particularly attractive; only the huge Fort William Historic Park and the view from Mount McKay are worth a detour. The waterfront in the northern district of Port Arthur, on the other hand, is beautifully designed, stretching from Marina Park to Prince Arthur’s Landing Spirit Garden. A walk on little Mission Island is also relaxing, and a trip to the KakabekaFalls just outside the city is an absolute must. With a falling height of 40 meters, they are also called the “Niagara Falls of the North”.