Thunder Bay maintains over 100 parks and more than 32 km of paved recreational trails
The City maintains over 100 parks and more than 32 km of paved recreational trails. Get outside and play this winter in Tbay!
Parks, Camping, Greenspaces
The City of Thunder Bay Parks & Open Spaces Section (part of the City’s Engineering & Operations Division) maintains over 100 parks and more than 32 km of paved recreational trails. Many of our parks are large and offer diverse opportunities for fun and relaxation. City neighbourhoods boast many smaller parks and greenspaces, most with playground equipment. See below for a list of our feature parks.
Two of Thunder Bay’s parks offer camping, for your mini-vacation just minutes from home!
Trowbridge Falls provides a peaceful family experience under tall spruce and aspen trees, alongside the gentle cascades of the Current River. Enjoy water play, pleasant walking trails and a spacious playground.
Chippewa Park features more open campsites and nearby supervised swimming at Sandy Beach. Take in the amusement rides, old-time carousel, and stunning views of Lake Superior.
*Advanced bookings for both campgrounds can be made for stays from the first Friday in June to the Monday of the September long weekend.
WATER PLAY AREAS
Visit our Pools, Splashpads & Beaches page for information on indoor and outdoor swimming and water play.
Our paved recreational trails guide you through both the urban and natural scenery of our City.
Recreational Trail Map Adobe PDF, 1 page, 2.05 MB
You can also view trails, transit routes, parks and other features with the City’s interactive recreation map.
Visit our Outdoor Rinks page for information on supervised and unsupervised rinks and ponds in your neighbourhood.
Did you know that Thunder Bay has four official Off-leash Dog Areas? Your pooch will appreciate getting out for a run and meeting other dogs. Don’t forget to stoop & scoop!
Many City Parks have areas that can be reserved for special events. Please call the Facility Booking Coordinator at 625-2941, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am -12:30 pm, or from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
Visit our Urban Forestry page for information related to planting, maintaining, and protecting trees on public property.
Thunder Bay feature parks
BOULEVARD LAKE PARK
Centennial botanical conservatory
*Please be advised that the Muskeg Express is currently not in service.
International friendship gardens
Kaministiquia river heritage park
Prince Arthur’s landing at marina park
Learn more: thunderbay.ca/parks