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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 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 rested at the top we crossed over the top towards the mill. Amazing view.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 view the city or climb to the summit. To reach the summit is another 25-30 minute vigorous climb. Wear good running shoes or hiking boots, not sandals! Upon reaching the top the city view is not readily apparent. You have to go past a number of communication towers to reach the city view. This is another 4 or 5 minutes. There is a bit of undergrowth (blueberries) that you will need to pass. Be prepared for a bit of a search to reach the vista.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mark o
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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
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