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Ski the Giant

8 Points of Interest
Visit Thunder Bay for the Sleeping Giant Loppet the first weekend in March.

Wilderness skiing in one of Ontario's more popular provincial parks is a winter adventure you're sure to enjoy with a visit to Thunder Bay for the Sleeping Giant Loppet the first weekend in March.

Day 1

Thunder Bay

City of Thunder Bay

Driving to up from the Midwest USA, Thunder Bay is only 40 minutes from the Ontario-Minnesota border at Pigeon River. There is also the option to fly into Thunder Bay's International Airport on one of the many daily flights offered by Air Canada, Westjet or Porter.


Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd.

Gear Up Storefront

Looking for new outdoor gear to enhance your cross country ski experience, check out the clothing and equipment at this well respected locally owned shop.


Prospector Steak House

Prospector Steak House

If staying in Thunder Bay in the Waterfront District, the Prospector Restaurant may provide the fuel you need for Saturday's race or skiing experience.


Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast

Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast

An accommdation option for a shorter drive to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park for the start of the Loppet on Saturday morning. You will enjoy this to be comfortable, rustic setting on the shore of Lake Superior, and you will certainly want to take advantage of the hot tub to relax your muscles. It may be the reason for a second night's stay.





Day 2


Sleeping Giant Loppet

Sleeping Giant Loppet

Skiing the wilderness trails at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the reason for your winter getaway.


Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood

Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood

A visit to the Bay Algoma Neighbourhood is a must, if you are looking to enhance your Nordic experience of skiing the Loppet. Breakfast at the famed Hoito Restaurant for Finnish pancakes, or shopping for unique Finnish and Scandinavian gift items, it's all here on Bay St.


Red Lion Smokehouse

Red Lion Smokehouse

A excellent dining option only a short block walk from the Prince Arthur Hotel. The pub food and drink is sure to warm your soul.


Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

After an exhilarating day of skiing, you may want to enjoy some Thunder Bay night life Saturday night, by booking into the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel. There are a number of local bars and restaurant sure to entertain for a fun relaxing evening.





Day 3


Thunder Bay

City of Thunder Bay

We hope you enjoyed your stay in Thunder Bay and found our urban centre to be the perfect base camp for the premier outdoor experiences winter and summer offered here in Northwest Ontario.