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Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering.

Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering. Pictoral understanding of Ashinabe... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Tough trail to the top, but still worth it

Being on a First Nations reserve, there is a fee of 5$ charged by them. I still don’t know that... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Bloomington, Minnesota
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Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Did the drive up Mount McKay to see the great views of the city from the viewpoints. We enjoyed wandering around looking at the memorial, the board walk and the sun setting over Thunder Bay. This has to be one of the best places to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

We went there to hike to the top. After paying $5 to park and view the PowWow grounds which is mid-way up the mountain and also observe Thunder Bay from a lookout point, we could not find the path to the hike. We wondered around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering. Pictoral understanding of Ashinabe beliefs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Happy4270
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Climbed up as a university student, many years ago. Enjoyed th3 drive up and the amazing view on a warm, sunny day. Not to be missed. It has so much more potential, but offers an a azing vista.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank OldWill57
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I love to take guests to this gorgeous lookout. The drive in itself is lots of fun and not far from the city. Just watch the weather. In rainy conditions you may not see much!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Being on a First Nations reserve, there is a fee of 5$ charged by them. I still don’t know that hours, but it was open when we went. Roads were closed to it, so we got there by going south on 61 from Thunder Bay...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I drove up here for the sunset. It was a little cloudy but still amazing. Would absolutely go back and do the trail on top. Wasn’t busy at all either.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Sure there is a great view up at the top of Mount McKay, but I was disappointed to find the park in disarray. At one end of the park, there is a memorial to the native Indians who served in the Great War and World...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hbratulich
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Also known as Mount McKay This is a beautiful lookout to view the city of Thunder Bay. Its located on the Fort William First Nation reservation and is the site of annual powwows. There is a $5 toll charge to go up. Also has a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank savannahu2018
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Like the statues, love the view, which is amazing, but it needs some care. There is a little chapel on teh grounds, which was established in the 1800's, it has gates across and people have used it as a giant ashtray, which is pretty appalling....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jenien H
September 13, 2018|
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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.
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I wouldn’t count on it.
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South Dakota
Thunder bay for the Day (3 Replies)
Will be in TB for a day end of July. Our 1st time to TB. Plan on going to Kakabeka Falls, maybe a stop at Fort William and Mount McKay. We'll have 2 teen boys with us. Looking for suggestions on other places in TB we shouldn't miss? Can you drive to the top of Mount McKay? or is it HIke only? We'll spend the day in TB - then stop at Grand Portage on our way back to Tofte area. Thanks much!
June 11, 2017|
Response fromphpr|
You can drive as far as the lookout area, which is at the 500ft mark. From there you would have to hike to the top. Check for companies doing harbour cruises.... on a good weather day they are lots of fun.
Burlington, Canada
Northern Ontario-anything touristy north of Timmins/Cochrane (3 Replies)
Hi. I am planning a family trip to Northern Ontario (driving from near Toronto) for next July. I am having a hard time finding information on what to do north of Timmins/Cochrane and I am beginning to think maybe the tourist industry too far north is non-existent? I am wondering if we would be better off spending our 2 weeks sticking around the coastline of Lake Superior and going as far west as Thunder Bay? I have a few Provincial Parks picked out to visit (Kakabeka Falls, Sleeping Giant,...More
September 22, 2013|
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The Polar Bear Habitat is supposed to be pretty cool in Cochrane....