Month: January 2017

Thunder Bay – A Tourist Gem

Travel, Canada

Thunder Bay is a unique city. Located within Canada’s most populous province, it’s one of the country’s most isolated cities. An urban oasis amidst a hinterland of rocks, trees and muskeg, Thunder Bay is a long way from anywhere. Winnipeg is a day’s drive to the west while Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa are far to the east. Small wonder this community is on no one’s list of top ten tourist destinations. Nevertheless, the city offers a surprising number of visitor attractions and activities for those willing to spend a little time and do a little exploring as my wife and I discovered during a recent cross-Canada trip.
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Do You Know The Way To Thunder Bay?

Travel, Canada

“Do You Know The Way To Thunder Bay?” (Apologies to Bert Bacharach and Hal David). Anyone who has driven across North Western Ontario from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay will appreciate the humour of this question. After all, there is only one main road between the two cities – the TransCanada Highway – and, it’s a drive most motorists would rather forget. From the Ontario border to Lake Superior, this asphalt artery has just two lanes wide and carries a lot of traffic, especially in the summer months. Add in scenery that’s not very scenic plus drivers who are usually in a hurry and the result is a “way” that’s less than ideal for Rv’ers. Luckily, there is an alternative route which bypasses much of the TransCanada Highway and its issues. It’s a route that’s less travelled but much more RV friendly as my wife Maureen and I discovered during a recent trip across Canada.
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