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Go To Thunder Bay For Life

Thunder Bay is a wonderful, vibrant community with a rich multi-cultural heritage, Indigenous roots and a historical role as an outpost of Canada's fur trade. To this day, Thunder Bay remains a central hub for Northwestern Ontario. It is a thriving city tempered by back country beauty. Alive with arts, culture, and special events, there is always something exciting to discover in Thunder Bay.

Superior Quality of Life

Mountain bikers on lakeside trailThunder Bay is the sunniest city in Eastern Canada, averaging 2,121 hours of sunlight each year. Thunder Bay also has the highest air quality in the province (Source: Ontario Air Quality Index). Residents can enjoy year-round recreational activities such as: skiing, ice-fishing, sailing, hiking, biking, and hiking.

Thunder Bay also celebrates a vibrant arts community and their cultural heritage through venues including: Magnus Theatre, Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and Fort William Historical Park.

With work commutes averaging less than 15 minutes, there is plenty of time in the day for exploring Thunder Bay's wilderness or enjoying a good book.

Superior Education Opportunities

Students outside Lakehead UniversityLakehead Public and Thunder Bay Catholic District School Boards have over 50 elementary and secondary schools, providing Thunder Bay families a diverse choice for their children's education. With Lakehead University, Confederation College, and other adult education centres, there is a spirit of life-long learning.

 



Diversity

Family eating at restaurantThunder Bay is a multi-cultural community with deep Indigenous roots. Over 13,000 Thunder Bay residents identify as part of an aboriginal population, with First Nations making up 76% of the total. (Source: Statscan Census). Thunder Bay is home to the largest group of Finnish people outside of Finland, with approximately 12,000 people of Finnish descent. Thunder Bay also continues to have steady immigration, creating a diverse community and labour force.

Tourism

Thunder Bay boasts tourism experiences that are Superior By Nature. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure, or to explore Thunder Bay's rich heritage and vibrant artistry,  there is something for everyone. Explore the Visit Thunder Bay website and discover boundless vacation opportunities in this beautiful city.

Testimonial: Fairway Physiotherapy Clinic

Fairway Physiotherapy logo"To me, Thunder Bay is a logical choice. It offers so many opportunities to excel – continuous learning, research potential, incredible business development support, convenient access to an excellent network of medical professionals, and quality of life. I like that I can run what I hope will become a cutting-edge physiotherapy practice and still take my dog out in the woods and spend time with my wife in the same day." – Mike Poling, Partner, Fairway Physiotherapy Clinic

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