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City of Thunder Bay

The City of Thunder Bay is the Western Canadian terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway System. With a population of 110,000, Thunder Bay is the largest city in the world on the edge of wilderness.

The city was formalized in 1970 with the amalgamation of the communities of Fort William and Port Arthur. It has since grown into a major trans-shipment grain hub.

The Port of Thunder Bay is a deep-water shipping terminal that is the focal point of all Lake Superior cruise routes. The port is protected by a substantial barrier. The mooring wall is accessible, and tug service is available.

The cruise ship terminal is a Transport Canada approved docking location. The 275 m (902 ft) pier and 8 m (26 ft) draft can safely accommodate any seaway compliant passenger vessel.

Amenities include metred potable water supply, easy shore-side access for passenger transfers and vessel servicing, a crew lounge, free WiFi, all within walking distance to the city’s entertainment district. The town centre is a short distance from the cruise port by motorcoach or a comfortable stroll for those so inclined.

The berth has a usable length of approximately 300 m (984 ft) and is approachable in all weather conditions. It is one of the best and biggest for Great Lakes cruise ships. Both cargo and people-friendly, it has good motorcoach and service truck access.



48.24.9 N, 89.16.5 W


Tourism Thunder Bay

P.O. Box 800
53 South Water Street
Marina Park Pool 6 Tourism Administration Centre
Thunder Bay, Ontario  P7C 5K4
807 625 3960

Paul Anthony Pepe
Manager, Tourism

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