The City of Thunder Bay was created in 1970 by the amalgamation of the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur and the adjacent townships of Neebing and McIntyre. The city is located in the northwest part of Ontario on the west shore of Lake Superior.
With a population of 109,140, Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior and in northwestern Ontario. Thunder Bay is a gateway and has become the regional centre for cultural life and a commercial, administrative and medical hub. The city also offers a number of historical, cultural and entertainment attractions.
From the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous people and the early days of the European fur trade to the golden age of mining and forestry, Thunder Bay is steeped in history dating back centuries.