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Thunder Bay, Canada

Fort William Historical Park

Fort William Historical Park

Fort William Historical Park (formerly known as Old Fort William) is a Canadian historical site located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, that contains a reconstruction of the Fort William fur trade post as it existed in 1815. It officially opened on July 3, 1973. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923


 

Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout

Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout

The Terry Fox Monument, situated in the outskirts of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, signifies cancer research activist Terry Fox's tragic halt in his Marathon of Hope on 31 August 1980. The monument, which depicts Terry Fox during his run, was dedicated on 26 June 1982 and serves as one of the historical tourist sites in the city. It is open to the public and offers a panoramic view of Thunder Bay and its surroundings.

 


Mount McKay

Mount McKay

Mount McKay is a mafic sill located south of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, on the Indian Reserve of the Fort William First Nation. It is the highest, most northern and best known of the Nor'Wester Mountains. It formed during a period of magmatic activity associated with the large Midcontinent Rift System about 1,100 million years ago.

 


Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls  is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario, 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Thunder Bay.

The falls have a drop of 40 m (130 ft), cascading into a gorge carved out of the Precambrian Shield by meltwater following the last glacial maximum. Because of its size and ease of access, it has been consequently nicknamed "the Niagara of the North".

 


Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is Northwestern Ontario's primary art gallery specializing in the work of contemporary First Nations artists. It is located on the campus of Confederation College in Thunder Bay.

Established in 1976 by the board of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society as a National Exhibition Centre, with funds from the federal government's Museum Assistance Program, the primary mandate of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has been to research, collect, and exhibit the work of contemporary First Nations artists, and to host travelling exhibitions from other art galleries and museums. As of 2005 the board of directors approved a move to promote, encourage, and exhibit the works of local and regional artists.

 


Thunder Bay Historical Museum

Thunder Bay Historical Museum

The Thunder Bay Historical Museum is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is operated by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, incorporated in 1972 as the successor to the Thunder Bay Historical Society.

The Museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

 


Pie Island

Pie Island

Pie Island, Ontario (French: Île Pâté, or simply Le Pâté) is an island in Lake Superior about 12 km (7.5 mi) long, 46 square kilometres in area, located about 10 km (6 mi) south of Thunder Bay and 25 km (15 mi) north of Isle Royale, Michigan. Pie Island is readily visible from the shoreline and high parts of the city of Thunder Bay.

When a municipality was created in 1873 by the Ontario Legislature to govern the settlements around Thunder Bay, Pie Island was included in the Municipality of Shuniah. It formed part of Island Ward until 1936 when the Island Ward was abolished by the Ontario Legislature.

There are a number of summer cottages located on the southern tip of the island.

 


Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. It is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is a popular leisure destination and is featured in the song "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond". The Loch is now part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park which was established in 2002. Loch Lomond is a corruption of the Gaelic Lac Leaman, or 'Lake of the Elms'.

 

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