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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
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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 November 6, 2018
bwalberg
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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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 up in the harbour waiting to embark on their journey East to the Atlantic Ocean. The wind is always present on Mt McKay and the spirits of the ancient people of the region can be felt as they fly free over the mountain and beyond. The shrine is a spiritual place and although sobering, it is very humbling to observe. The scenic lookout combined with the history of the First Nations people makes it a very emotional place if you quietly sit and listen...

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 though. We brought our 10lbs dog who needed a boost a couple of times but other than that was fine.

Make sure you wear hiking boots or at least good runners and bring lots of water.

It’s open 9-10 everyday and there’s a gate so you can’t get in if it’s closed.

Thanks to those that posted the location of the path, it’s not marked and we never would have found it in our own!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 do the trail about a 15 minute visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kiefer75
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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 see the Sleeping Giant.

From here we did the hike up to the summit of Mount McKay. The lady at the front gate was incredible helpful in explaining where the hike started as a lot of people have problems finding the starting spot. It is in the first gravel parking lot as you come up to the viewing grounds. Park here and there is a garbage bin in the back left corner where you will see a gravel path. Follow that all the way to the top! The hike is tough and a consistent incline. Make sure to wear proper footwear and bring bug spray!!!
The hike only took us 20 minutes. Tough but well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CNA_Photos
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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 looking for the start of the trail/hike with a few others and simply gave up. Of course this might have been good for us as the hike is supposedly difficult. But still.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kasmar C
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