Thunder Bay

Nestled on the north shore of the world’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior, the City of Thunder Bay is the largest municipality in Northwestern Ontario providing a superior quality of life with city amenities set amidst a natural outdoor paradise.

Home to several conservation areas,  provincial and municipal parks, such as the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Quetico Provincial Park, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Lake of the Woods and more, Thunder Bay is a hotbed for hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and  cycling. There is plenty of entertainment for all ages, including the Festival of India, the Thunder Bay Kite Festival, art galleries, museums, Eagle Canyon adventures, pick your own Amethyst gemstone adventure, Festa Italiana, National Aboriginal Day and the Parade of Lights; only to name a few of the various recreational activities that Thunder Bay has to offer.

Thunder Bay is home to two post-secondary institutions, Confederation College and Lakehead University (including Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Western Campus).


   Community Highlights


Distances From
Toronto: 1,389 km
Ottawa: 1,464 km

Average Home Price

Average Temperatures
January: -18°C
July: 18°C

Key Industries
Forestry, Manufacturing, Mining, Tourism

   Professions North/Parnter Organization

YES Employment Services
1116 Waterford Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5R1
Phone: (807) 623-0768

   Helpful Links

City of Thunder Bay
Immigration Northwestern Ontario
Northerwestern Ontario Profile
North Superior Workforce Planning Board
Thunder Bay Multicultural Association

1 Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census
2 Source: Canadian Real Estate Association (January 2014)