We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
good day

We went with grandsons, the view of the Thunder Bay area is excellent, although there is no gift... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
archieives
,
Ingersoll, Canada
Hidden gem

A hidden gem. Great view of city, good hiking trails and new road and powwow grounds. You can feel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bwalberg
,
Thunder Bay, Canada
Read all 181 reviews
83
All photos (83)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“great view”(21 reviews)
“car load”(3 reviews)
“sleeping giant”(25 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
34°
19°
Nov
21°
Dec
16°
Jan
Contact
Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Website
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 20, 2011

Mount McKay was a key highlight in our stop in Thunder Bay! We drive up to the parking area through a reserve and there is a $5 charge for vehicles. We took the north "trail" which is the most difficult. The climb was on mostly...More

7  Thank oak723
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 26, 2015

My wife and I wanted to see the scenic lookout from Mount McKay while on a trip to Thunder Bay recently. Unfortunately, we only made it as far as the unmanned toll gate, and even that was after approximately 45 minutes of trying to find...More

4  Thank jahoduluth
Reviews (181)
Filter reviews
168 results
Traveler rating
67
65
25
7
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
67
65
25
7
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great view car load sleeping giant first nations spiritual place five dollars per vehicle nominal fee difficulty finding scenic lookout city lights gravel parking lot blueberries great hike viewing area bring your camera worth the effort
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 168 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem. Great view of city, good hiking trails and new road and powwow grounds. You can feel the sacredness of the mountain. The drive up in the fall is spectacular.

Thank bwalberg
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had some difficulty finding the road to go up the mountain but used Google. Beautiful view of Thunder Bay and the Sleeping Giant.

Thank Joanne1382
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

My family was up visiting from 12+ hours away this weekend and we planned our weekend around going to Mount McKay only to get up there and find the gate and admission office closed. There was zero communication on the Facebook page or Website that...More

1  Thank 807NorthernStar
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We went with grandsons, the view of the Thunder Bay area is excellent, although there is no gift store or any store for that matter. It was $5 for the car to go up, so reasonable. It was a clear and beautiful day as well.

Thank archieives
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This was a great hike! Took awhile but we got to the top. The hike gets quite steep and the rocks are shaky so make sure you wear good hiking shoes and bring water.

Thank LadyStepher
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

So I don't know where to start to get to the top. Drive up paid the five dollars. And found the starting spot. Took about 30 mins to get up. Not very easy but we made it. Hard coming down too very steep. Once we...More

1  Thank familytimes2012
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is about a 40 minute vehicle ride to the admission gate from the city itself. There is an admission charge of $5 per vehicle. From here there is another 3 minute or so drive to a gravel parking lot. From this altitude you can...More

Thank mark o
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I attended a concert on Mt McKay and it was pure magic! The sun began to set over the mountain and the suns evening glow passing over the city was hauntingly beautiful. As the city lights sparkled, you could see Salties (international cargo ships) lit...More

Thank tbaypaintball
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My kids have been begging for the longest time to climb this mountain, finally a free Sunday came up! My kids are 7 and 9, they made it to the top no problem at all. I’m not sure I’d take kids much younger than that...More

1  Thank Leanne M
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

$5 a car load, good road in the summer. Very nice view of the city from the top. Watch out with young children, close to the edge with a stretchy barrier on one side. Worth it to go to see the view, if you don’t...More

1  Thank Kiefer75
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 315 nearby restaurants
Sapawe Corner Diner & Motel
4 reviews
40.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 117 nearby attractions
Whispered Dreams Ranch
2 reviews
34.75 miles away
Canadian Quetico Outfitters
34 reviews
35.56 miles away
Silver Falls Provincial Park
15 reviews
42.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jenien R
September 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from archieives | Reviewed this property |
We spent maybe 45 mins there. The drive up has no views but for $5 it is worth the drive for the view.
0
Votes
laura628
July 14, 2018|
Answer
Response from BreannaSweers | Reviewed this property |
Yeah!
0
Votes
mg03TML
December 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from bobcav | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t count on it.
0
Votes