North America is blessed with many scenic drives. Some, like the Cabot Trail, and Pacific Coast Highway are famous for their spectacular scenery and dramatic ocean vistas. Others like the drive across the top of Lake Superior are less famous but no less scenic. The Lake Superior route in particular, shares many of the same scenic attributes such as rugged headlands, a rocky shoreline, sandy beaches and shimmering waters. And, even though it may not be as well known, the landscape across the top of Lake Superior is so picturesque and compelling, it has inspired countless artists including members of the famed Group of Seven.
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.
- Visiting Montreal and Quebec City
- Driving California Highway 1 in an RV: Part 2
- Driving California Highway 1 in an RV: Part 1
- Manitoulin Magic
- Across The Top Of Lake Superior
- Thunder Bay – A Tourist Gem
- Do You Know The Way To Thunder Bay?
- Wonderful ‘Winterpeg’
- What To Do In The “Soo”
- Myths, Stereotypes and RV’ing