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Address: Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Now that is a steep climb

A must do for newcomers or locals to get a great view of Thunder Bay. A nice hike most of the way up but a bit of a scramble on top. Gets the lungs working.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Thunder Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A must do for newcomers or locals to get a great view of Thunder Bay. A nice hike most of the way up but a bit of a scramble on top. Gets the lungs working.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went for an early morning run up to the lookout on a warm and hazy morning. A lovely run up through the bush on the lower slopes on a fairly recently repaved road, and great views from the lookout at the top. While it says there is a fee for entry, I was too early - and on foot... More 

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Sioux Lookout Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Well worth the drive up the mountain. The views are amazing, and we saw a bear on the way up. Bonus.

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We drove to the overview of Mt. McKay on our way from Thunder Bay to Duluth. The side trip was well worth the view, especially of south Thunder Bay, the river and bay, and view of Isle Royale in the background. Cost is $5 Canadian per carload, which in our case worked out to about $1 U.S. per person. We... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful road up to the top of the Mountain the cost $5.00 for car load. The bathrooms aren't usually open but there is pot a potty. check out all the solar panels you can see from the top both directions!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As the title states, the view is fantastic. On a clear day you can see the entire city including all the waterfront. There is a small carload fee. There is also the Fort William First Nation s war memorial with a large cross on top visible from ground level. There is a walking deck along the edge that makes it... More 

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Newboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

No trip to Thunder Bay would be complete without going up the mount. Stunning vistas of the lake and harbour

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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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