Lake Superior Canada forms the border between Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the coast of Ontario. The biggest of the Great Lakes, and one of the largest lakes in the world, Lake Superior is a scenic playground in any season. Thunder Bay, the biggest city along the Canadian coast, has a rich array of building blocks for Canada Lake Superior vacations, as do the small neighboring communities. Anglers and boaters love this region, as do beach combers and people who want to vacation away from the ordinary.
Vibrant and friendly, Thunder Bay serves as a gateway city to outdoor recreation, as well as being an interesting place to explore in its own right. On the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by lush, green forests and the Canadian Shield, the city is known as much for its location as anything else. Because of this, you'll find many things to do on your Canada Lake Superior vacations that include Thunder Bay. Whether you're into fishing, snowmobiling, or some other outdoor adventure, you'll find it in and around the city. Of course, there are plenty of things to do indoors among museums, shops, and spas. You'll also find plenty of hotels and restaurants to round out plans for your Great Lakes vacations.
Wherever you go in Thunder Bay, it's impossible to escape the legend of the Sleeping Giant. As the legend goes, the Sibley Peninsula that stretches out into Lake Superior and the home of Thunder Bay, looks like a giant in repose. The Native people called this giant Nanabijou. One of the best ways to see the giant is from one of the Great Lakes cruises that will take you off shore. Back on land, a visit to the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park will steep you in legend and beautiful scenery. On the very tip of the peninsula, this large park has many activities to enjoy along the shores of Lake Superior Canada, as well as a large campground.
The park is just one of the Lake Superior beaches that attracts attention when the weather is warm. Vacations would not be complete without some time at the beach, especially during the dog days of summer. Even though it never gets really hot in northwestern Ontario, there are plenty of nice days in July and August warm enough for a swim. Even if it's too chilly to take a dip, you always could enjoy a stroll along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron Canada. When snow is in the forecast, the shoreline transforms into a dramatic show of winter beauty.
During the warmer months of the year, many visitors choose to add some Great Lakes fishing to their Canada Lake Superior vacations. Fishing charter companies are based in Thunder Bay, as well as Red Rock, Armstrong, and other lakefront communities. These captains know the waters of the big lake well and can take you to the best places to find salmon, trout, and other freshwater species. You can catch the ships at their docks or arrange for custom pick-ups at your hotel, and many of these trips include gear and lunch. Some of the same companies provide sightseeing cruises and water taxi service to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and the off-shore islands. The first such conservation area in Canada was created in 2007—dozens of species of fish, shore birds, and other creatures can be found just beneath the surface. These waters are also home to plenty of tourists who come to enjoy the scenery.