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

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Great View -- Worth The Short Drive

It's a little difficult to get here, but with a few directions from locals, we got on the right road, then followed the signs. It was worth it: Nice park area and a great view of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tgrier
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Winona, Minnesota
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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little difficult to get here, but with a few directions from locals, we got on the right road, then followed the signs. It was worth it: Nice park area and a great view of Thunder Bay and the Sleeping Giant Island. In July, the mosquitos were pretty bad here. It costs $5 to drive in to the park... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount McKay greets you as you leave the Thunder Bay International Airport! It's truly beautiful seeing the northern skies with this imposing structure in the background. I used it as a direction reference while I was driving!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a HUGE RIP OFF!!!! $5 to go to an overlook with broken fences and a closed Boardwalk. DO NOT SPEND THE MONEY TO GO!!!!

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a fun drive more than half the way up Mount McKay to the lookout over Thunder Bay and surrounding area. Many are not aware of the fair size of the Nor'Wester Mountains surrounding Thunder Bay. The view is grand and gives you the geographic understanding of the region, which you will need to help from getting lost as... More 

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Clear Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great quick stop to get outstanding views of Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, and Sleeping Giant. Bring your camera and get ready to take some fabulous pictures!! The cost was $5 to enter the area for each vehicle.

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are senior trike motorcycle riders. We enjoyed the ride up to see Mount McKay. Motorcycle entrance fee is $3.00. It is well worth the small fee. You will see the whole of Thunder Bay and more. There is a wooden boardwalk that actually juts out from the mountain. There is a chapel and a memorial to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Wonderful view city of Thunder Bay, Lake Superior and surrounding areas . Also amazing look out for nature lovers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This was such a great way to spend the day. We hiked up to the top and just enjoyed the view of Thunder Bay and the Eagles flying around. The monuments are beautiful and worth stopping to appreciate too,

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Dryden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

As always they were welcoming. We enjoyed a little musical accompaniment while we were there. The boys said the hills were in great shape for spring snowboarding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Hiked up mount mckay on the east trail and you can really appreciate the view from the top. Very flat and rocky so lots of places to explore up top and take pictures or set up your camping chairs and relax. It's a good short workout coming up the trail. Definitely worth it. There is another way up on the... More 

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