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Mount McKay

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Address: Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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The view of my mckay was very pretty. Didn't make it to the top because the park was closed guess the typical tourist doesn't go in April. The bridge to get here was kinda creepy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Ian W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hiked along and up Mt. McKay...although it was not open yet...May 1st. Parked at the gate and enjoyed a beautiful hike up the road. At the base is an area for Native Pow Wows and ceremonies. There is a tribute to Elders with great animal beliefs billboards. The vistas are amazing. Also at the look out is a tribute to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The view of my mckay was very pretty. Didn't make it to the top because the park was closed guess the typical tourist doesn't go in April. The bridge to get here was kinda creepy barely enough room for my f150 to make it through and it seemed as if it were made of scrap parts literally. But that's part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must see and do when you visit Thunder Bay. It was a bit off path to get there, but when you arrive,,,,WOWWWW The view is spectacular. The staff at gate house were also very friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A great place to look at Thunder Bay and Lake Superior. It gives you a very different perspective. The nominal fee is worth it as the road is newly refinished and the Pow Wow center will be very nice once completed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Although its a bit of a drive out of town the view is worth it. You have to hike a bit up the mountain but once you get to the top its really nice. The mountain was in great condition and the road was freshly paved earlier in the season. We brought pizza and enjoyed lunch at the top of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This attraction is a neat place to go to see the whole city from the look out. I have come here during the day and at night. It's also a quiet place to come to have some me time. I have never hiked the top part of the mountain as I heard there was a trail you could do that.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Mt. McKay was the highlight of our stay in Thunder Bay! The upkeep is perfect and not a lot of tampering with nature here thank goodness so you really feel like the 5$ was worth it. We sat in the back of our mini-van and enjoyed lunch while looking out over Thunder Bay and had a spectacular and dreamy view... More 

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Dryden, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We traveled up the mountain at dusk. The view was spectacular with the city starting to light up for the evening. Well worth the 5 bucks a car load

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mount McKay is a great thing to do as soon as you arrive to Thunder Bay. Located about 10 minutes from the airport you can take your car up the mountain where you get a great view of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park... the pictures don't do it justice but you can see all of Thunder Bay as well! $5 per... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Five dollars per car makes Mt McKay one of the cheaper options in Thunder Bay (compared to say, sleeping giant). Definitely worth a stop for the view and Ojibway monuments. We took a very steep "trail" of mostly loose shale up to the very top. Definitely a rush although not the easiest or safest route. Pretty sure there is another... More 

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