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Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3Z5
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Established in 1981 as the official venue for Canada Summer Games, Canada Games Complex has since been open to public. The complex has been the primary recreational facility of the city. The complex includes a swimming pool, fitness-training areas, squash courts, saunas, a restaurant to name a few. Visit their website for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Kaministiquia River, west of Thunder Bay, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting. The falls have a height of 40 meters and are a popular tourist attraction around the Thunder Bay area. Also referred as the "Niagara of the North", the falls offers spectacular views of the gorge below it. Do not forget the camera during your visit.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is located near the community of Pass Lake. The park spreads over 244 square kilometers (94 square miles). The park offers stunning views of Lake Superior and also is home to various wildlife species. There are various designated hiking and biking trails leading to the sleeping giant in the park. Also there is a conference center and a visitor center where exhibits of the history of the park are displayed. Check their website for more information.