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Hillcrest Park located on the northern tip of Thunder Bay, offers stunning views of the Sleeping Giant, the Thunder Bay harbor as well as the city. The park also features a World War II memorial built to honor the heroes who lost their lives in the war. The major highlight of the park is the Sunken Gardens which features 70 different variants of flowers in a beautiful and unique setting. Also, a popular spot for talking photos. So pack your picnic basket and head straight to Hillcrest Park for a fun day out.
Located in the northern part of Thunder Bay and south to Connaught Square, Waverley Park is the second oldest park in the province of Ontario. Major highlights of the park include the Hogarth Fountain and the Cenotaph. The Hogarth Fountain forms the central feature of the park. It was built in 1790 in Hertfordshire, England and was donated by the wife of Major-General Donald McDonald in his memory. The Cenotaph was built in 1925 in honor of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I.
Lake Superior is a lake bounded by four different states of Canada and United States. It is the largest of the Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake of the world.
Marina Park is a beautiful waterfront park located in downtown Thunder Bay. Apart from offering breathtaking views of the harbor of Lake Superior with the Sleeping Giant in the background, the park features a boating facility called Prince Arthur's Landing Marina. The park is also a cultural epicenter of downtown and is home to a series annual cultural events like Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Canada Day Celebration, Kite Festival, Superior Youth festival to name a few. Admission to the park is free.
Chapples Park is a park located in the northern part of Thunder Bay. The park consists of a 18-hole golf course along with tennis courts, baseball and soccer field. The park also features a botanical conservatory established in 1967 on the east side.
The Centennial Conservatory, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario was opened to visitors in 1967 and has been a delight for all who visit every year. The conservatory boasts of a variety of plants, both big and small; and flowering and non-flowering. There is a separate rooms for cacti and seasonal displays. There are pathways, benches and a wishing well that add to the character of the conservatory. The conservatory offers guided tours to visitors, school and non governmental organization groups and has provisions for wheelchair access. It is open all year around and is a favorite for wedding ceremonies.
Standing eight stories high, the Royal Edward Arms is a residential building in Art Deco style of architecture and a roof with Gothic style. It was built in the 1920's to serve as a hotel and later turned into a housing building. Thunder Bay city has ownership of the building today.
Located at the mouth of Kaministiquia River, the fort was established in 1717. This beautiful fort was built to serve as a trading post and it was in continuous use between 1727 and 1743. The fort was abandoned in 1760 and has very less portions that remain today. However, even those little pieces have been buried under Thunder Bay. A plaque has now been erected to commemorate the historic site.
Thunder Bay Soroptimist International Friendship Garden is located to the south of Chappels Park in Thunder Bay. Spread across 15 acres ( 6.07 hectares), the park was gifted to the city by Soroptimist Club on the centennial anniversary. The park salutes the cultural diversity of Canada. The park features various monuments symbolizing 18 ethnic groups of the area. The garden can also be rented out for weddings and private events and also is a favorite spot for picnics and family outings.
Centennial Park offers lot of activities for everyone. Located in Thunder Bay, the park runs along the shores of Current River. There is a playground for the kids and you can also explore the Logging Camp and Museum. There is also miniature train for the kids known as Muskeg Express. There are several picnic tables and hiking trails. The park is also used for cross-country skiing and ski rides during winter. Admission to the park is free.
The Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout consists of a bronze sculpture of Terry Fox, the one legged hero. It is located near the place where he died of cancer, the disease he was raising funds for, which led to the end of his 5,342 kilometer (3,339 mile) run in 1981. The monument details the journey of this national hero and visitors can read about his inspirational life too. The lookout offers panoramic views of the entire city of Thunder Bay along with stunning views of Lake Superior.
Chippewa Park in Thunder Bay is located on the edge of Lake Superior. The beautiful park offers breathtaking views of the lake and is a popular spot for locals as well as tourists. The park operates an amusement park for kids from May to Labor Day every year, the major highlight of the amusement park being the historic C.W. Parker Carousel. The park also features a wildlife park, campground and a restored pavilion which can be rented for weddings and private events. Every Sunday, the park hosts several cultural and music events. Check their website for more information.