Destination guide

Friendly Thunder Bay will entice you

The area's architecture and opera are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Thunder Bay. Well known for its restaurants, lake and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Terry Fox Monument and Fort William Historical Park are just a couple of the must-sees. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Thunder Bay

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Thunder Bay a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Baldy Ski Area (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Dragon Hills Golf Course & Driving Range (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Trowridge Falls Park (10.7 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Strathcona Golf Course (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Prince Arthur's Landing (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Chapples Golf Course (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Thunder Bay

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thunder Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort William Historical Park (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Kakabeka Falls (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Centennial Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Boulevard Lake Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Hillcrest Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Silver Falls Provincial Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Thunder Bay

Fly into Thunder Bay, ON (YQT-Thunder Bay Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Thunder Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 16 vacation rentals near Thunder Bay. From 6 Cottages to 6 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thunder Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Cottages in Thunder Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6 Cottages in Thunder Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Thunder Bay include:

  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Houses: 4 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Thunder Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 12 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Thunder Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.