Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is rich in people and resources, and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world. Thunder Bay has five Sister Cities through which economic development, education, friendship, goodwill, education, and tourism are promoted.
We value our high quality of life and promote a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighbourhoods that are accessible to all. The 4th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranked Thunder Bay number one out of 227 international cities in Major Urban Markets for affordable housing.
Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior. With a population of 127,201 it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario.
Thunder Bay has quickly earned the reputation as one of Canada’s premier outdoor cities for a lot of great reasons. Being on the shore of the planet’s largest fresh water lake, moments to the largest boreal forest, over 150 000 lakes and rivers and a gateway to some of the best known parks and protected areas. When you think about it, there are so many year around outdoor experience to take in here. Cycling, angling, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, snowmobiling, skiing are just some of the more popular activities to be found here.
Our connection to our natural environment isn’t just limited to the outdoors. It shapes our urban cultural and culinary scene in a big way. Thunder Bay’s culinary scene is bursting at the seams with a strong farm to table movement, fueled by innovative producers and farmers pairing with equally talented and creative chefs and owners. Take in one of the hundreds of events, concerts, art shows that showcase a vibrant cultural scene each year in the community.