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THUNDER BAY city, is the seat of Thunder Bay District, NW Ontario, on Thunder Bay (an arm of Lake Superior); inc. 1970 with the amalgamation of the cities of Fort William (inc. 1907) and Port Arthur (inc. 1906) and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre. Situated in an agricultural, lumbering, mining, and fishing region, Thunder Bay is a major port, with extensive grain storage facilities, and it is a commercial and manufacturing center. Products include paper, lumber, chemicals, transportation and farming equipment, metal goods, and building materials. Tourism plays an important part in the city's economy. Thunder Bay is the site of Lakehead University (1965) and Old Fort William, a recreation of the fortress as it was in 1806. Population (1986) 112,272.
THINGS TO DO IN THUNDER BAY
* Visit Old Fort William, Paipoonge Museum, Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, Thunder Bay Historical Museum, and The Children's Museum.
* Tour four unique provincial parks: Sleeping Giant, Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon, Middle Falls. * Explore an amethyst mine.
* Explore and Tour Canada's only Agate Mine A very rare opporunity.
* Examine art at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Definitely Superior Gallery.
* Experience the Terry Fox Monument.
* Golf on any of seven scenic and challenging courses.
* Workout at the Canada Games Complex. * Enjoy Centennial Park, Boulevard Park,Chippewa Park,
  * Participate in a winter sport: downhill skiing, tubing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding, ice-climbing, snowboarding
* Thunder Bay fishing Festival, the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition, Folklore Festival and the Northern Lights Winter Carnival.
* Go to a play by Magnus Theatre, the Cambrian Players or Masterfeast Dinner Theatre.
* See top entertainers at the renowned Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.
* Listen to music of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra or the Summer in the Park Series
* Mountain bike, scuba dive, hike, rock climb, river rafting, race car driving, canoe, kayak, cycle, rollerblade, sail
 
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