Moving to Thunder Bay, Ontario home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



WHY BE Moving to Thunder Bay?

Located at the west end of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is the shipping gateway between Prairie farmers and the Great Lakes, and has also developed a nice manufacturing and government services base of employment. It is also the gateway to Ontario's Northwest, a region know for its lakes (the largest being Lake of The Woods), fishing and hunting camps, and a number of important forestry and mining communities. The northern part of the city used to be called Port Arthur and the southern part was called Fort William (for a major fur-trading fort).
Hillcrest Park homes

Thunder Bay was once two cities, the fur trading post of Fort William and the great lakes port of Port Arthur, which merged in 1970. It is one of the world's largest grain-handling ports, connecting the vast prairie wheat fields with the Great Lakes shipping network.

The city is also a major centre for the area's forest industries, and the air gateway to the province's North West wilderness, with its remote fly-in fishing lodges and many productive mines. It is also gaining strength in the fields of education, bio-medical research, and manufacturing (particularly forest products, mass transit vehicles)

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Thunder Bay is located at the western end of Lake Superior (which is why it is often referred to as the "Lakehead") and is at the geographic centre of Canada. It has a population of 109,000 (2006) and is Ontario's tenth largest city.

Thunder Bay is also on the Trans-Canada Highway, with connections to both the main route (#17) and the secondary route (#11). The city is serviced by both of the major Canadian railway systems. Just east of the city is a monument marking the point where Terry Fox had to abandon his Marathon of Hope run which was raining funds for cancer research.

Mount McKay, view from Fort William  to south

Thunder Bay features a rich ethnic mosaic offering a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, all part of the fine quality of life for the newcomer or the visitor. It has a well-educated workforce and is home to Confederation College and Lakehead University.

The city hosted the 1981 Canada Summer Games, which provided excellent recreational facilities to the community. There are a wide range of sports and recreations in both summer and winter, including the highest ski hills between the Laurentians and the Rockies.

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Thunder Bay
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Thunder Bay

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Shuniah  (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)Shuniah (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)

ON: Named for the Lake above the neighbourhood, draining into McVicar Creek that winds its way through the middle of the neighbourhood. Lots of older homes with big lots and tall trees

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Current River  (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)Current River (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)

ON: The northernmost community in Thunder Bay, on the north-east side of Boulevard Lake and the Current River. Excellent access to the lake and recreational trails with older homes, mostly single family

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Vickers Park (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)Vickers Park (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)

ON: This area south of downtown and Arthur Street, has many older homes dating back to between the wars, and dotted with small parks.

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East End  (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)East End (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)

ON: Close to the waterfront, with the Kaministiquia River on the south, this neighbourhood has traditionally been home to the poorer ethnic residents

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College Heights  (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)College Heights (Thunder Bay neighbourhoods)

ON: Named for the Port Arthur Collegiate, the community is perched on a hill and offers great views of the Lake and countryside.

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