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Mount McKay

Address: Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Thunder Bay
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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Northern Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is well worth the trip to Thunder Bay. Only $5.00 per car and the view is amazing. You are up so high that you can view the entire city and the bay with ships coming into port. The newly paved road is a joy to drive, going past trees on the winding road that has no shoulders is a... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The city if Thunder Bay looks so beautiful from such a height. It's always a nice change of pace to visit the mountain and escape the city life from time to time. It's also the location for Fort William First Nations annual Pow Wow. A must see.

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Kenosha, WI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Google Maps driving directions we printed off at the hotel before setting out to this attraction weren't quite accurate. So after stopping to ask directions, we found the road leading to the mountain. Admission was $5, which wasn't horrible in my opinion. We were instructed to just follow the road, which had recently been blacktopped and was in excellent... More 

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