What to do and see in Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay District: The Best Nature & Parks

September 1, 2021 Harland Bartelt

A vacation in Thunder Bay is about immersing yourself in natural splendor. Lake Superior, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, and all manner of outdoor sports are at your disposal here. Fort William Historical Park’s costumed interpreters bring the region’s history to life for kids.
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1. Little Trout Bay Conservation Area

Little Trout Bay Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7L 0A4 Canada +1 807-344-5857 http://www.lakeheadca.com/conservation/conservation-areas/little-trout-bay
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Little Trout Bay Conservation Area

2. Centennial Botanical Conservatory

1601 Dease Street West West Off Balmoral Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5H4 Canada +1 807-622-7036 http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/Botanical_Conservatory.htm
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Reviewed By mermaidviktoria - Thunder Bay, Canada

I frequent the conservatory on a fairly regular basis and I leave happy, peaceful and relaxed every time. I love going during the different seasons especially winter as Thunder Bay is well known for them (burrrr!). I go with friends or by myself, I've had picnics there and have made some wonderful memories. I'm always excited to go back!

3. Centennial Park

Centennial Park Drive north off of Arundel Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A Canada +1 807-625-2313 http://www.thunderbay.ca/living/recreation_and_parks/parks/centennial_park.htm
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Centennial Park

Reviewed By donnarA5248HG - Elliot Lake, Canada

A pretty place in Thunder Bay to sit and enjoy a picnic or to explore along the many hiking trails available. Easy accessibility and good trails.

4. Hillcrest Park

East Side of High Street Between Red River Road & Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada +1 807-625-2313 http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/Hillcrest_Park.htm
Excellent
59%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Hillcrest Park

Reviewed By Adventure_Travel_Fun - Thunder Bay, Canada

This is one of my favourite parks in Thunder bay and is great for watching super moons and just enjoying the great view of T-Bay and the sleeping giant. Park is fun and new. the garden is always a relaxing space. (it also has an outhouse)

5. Silver Falls Provincial Park

Silver Falls Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada +1 807-473-9231 http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/silverfalls
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Silver Falls Provincial Park

Reviewed By Syd_yelland - Winnipeg, Canada

All I can say about Silver Falls is “wow”! My fiancé and I spent 4.5 hours on the trail and made it to the third set of falls before we decided to turn back. The trail is tough, with lots of ups and downs and many challenging obstacles (not for the inexperienced hiker), but it’s well worth it! It’s a bit difficult to find the trailhead, as it requires turning down a road leading to a hydro station. Due to the treacherous nature of the trail, I recommend stopping at Dog Falls (the first, and largest, set of falls you’ll find) if you’re not prepared for a challenge. The view is spectacular, and you can actually get close enough to the water to feel the spray on your face! It’s a truly incredible experience. You won’t regret checking out this hidden gem!

6. Pigeon River Provincial Park

Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2V0 Canada
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Pigeon River Provincial Park

Reviewed By donaldjohn4 - Delhi, Canada

A great little trek from the Canadian side - just before the border with the States. No need to go to the American side. Well worth the drive from Thunder Bay.

7. Cascades Conservation Area

Balsam St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2G0 Canada +1 807-344-5857 http://www.lakeheadca.com/cascades.htm
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Cascades Conservation Area

Reviewed By FirstCircle - Thunder Bay, Canada

Nature abounds in Thunder Bay, and there is never far to go to get to a decent place for a walk. Following along parts of the Current River, Cascades is a pleasant place where one is likely to run into groups of locals at any time of year. Beautiful waterfalls are not so hard to get to, and the walks through the forest are varied and relaxing.

8. Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area

Hazelwood Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada +1 807-344-5857 http://www.lakeheadca.com/hazelwd.htm
Excellent
42%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area

Reviewed By ashlynen2018 - Brantford, Canada

Always have a great time whenever I’m here! It’s an awesome location to canoe, fish, cross country ski, snow shoe or just hike. It’s a great spot to spend some time outdoors during all seasons!

9. Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area

106th St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 6B8 Canada +1 807-344-5857 http://www.lakeheadca.com/mission.htm
Excellent
40%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area

Reviewed By mskittyOntario

We go over to Mission island once in awhile to view the deer, the birds and walk along the paths on a quiet eve. A real gem in the middle of this city. We often take visitors to this site and they really enjoy it as well.

10. Marina Park

Marina Park Drive Waterfront - Marina Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Prince_Arthur_s_Landing_at_Marina_Park.htm
Excellent
53%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Marina Park

Reviewed By TBayReg - Thunder Bay, Canada

Walk the Marina Park area frequently. It is still amazing after all these years. The walk ways. The vistas. The benches. The amenities. We are truly blessed to have this focal point for all 4 seasons.

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