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Feb 4th, 2018, 11:01 AM
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What to do, where to stay in Thunder Bay, Ontario

We’ll be in Thunder Bay, Ontario for a couple days in autumn. What do you suggest? We like unique lodging, local foods, walking, shopping, museums, historical architecture. Thanks!
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Feb 5th, 2018, 05:59 PM
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When in the autumn? Winter comes early, depending when you are there you could see marvelous fall colours
I have not stayed in Thunder Bay, but have traveled through the area several times, we have enjoyed Kakabeka Falls, and Old Fort William, both are on the west outside the city. For more information you could try Visiting Thunder Bay, Ontario or https://www.northernontario.travel/thunder-bay. I'm not sure you will find unique lodging
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Feb 6th, 2018, 08:44 AM
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Thunder Bay was once the twin cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, serving as terminals for grain trains from the Prairies to load St. Lawrence Seaway ships bound for the east. Thunder Bay is also the proud home of Paul Shaffer, eternal keyboard pal of David Letterman. The street in front of the community auditorium is named for Paul.
The harbor location at the head of Lake Superior, greatest of the Great Lakes, invites plenty of outdoors activity, from the cold lake waters to the forests leading west to the Manitoba border. At a little over 100,000 population, it is not a metropolis but its relative isolation promotes self-reliance. More specific tourism info is easily accessed with a Google Search. Here are some photos:
https://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/s...urism&fr=crmas

The statue of one-legged marathon runner Terry Fox is revered across the nation. Sad to say, the crumpled Tim Hortons carry-out cup, while a great iconic idea, is mere whimsy from the contributor, who has dropped a few other "big" fantasies into the collection.
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Feb 7th, 2018, 12:50 PM
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Visit the HOITO restaurant there.

It's 100 years old this year! (*** very unlike some of the sun-streaked blonds who might be your waitresses)


The accommodations are utilitarian and the food can be interesting, though surely of quality.

You go for the culture...
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