Ski The Giant

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

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Day 1

Thunder Bay
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Thunder Bay
Community | Village or Town
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.

The City of Thunder Bay with a population of 110,000 is the largest city on Lake Superior and the regional hub for Northwest Ontario.

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Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd
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Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd
Local Point of Interest | Unique Shop
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.

Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada on the north shore of Lake Superior, the "Largest Freshwater Lake" in the world! Geographically located in the center of the Continental United States & Canada we are a Retail…

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Prospector Steak House
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Prospector Steak House
Food or Drink | Restaurant
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.

The Prospector Steak House has a reputation in Thunder Bay as a great local steakhouse. Built into what was a turn of the century bank building, the Prospector revels in its connection to Thunder Bay’s past, and the former city of Port Arthur.

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Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast
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Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast
Accommodation | Bed and 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.

Relax in comfort when you book to stay at the Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast.

This cottage property is located right on shores of the world's largest fresh water lake, Lake Superior, and as you would expect offers grand…

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Day 2

Sleeping Giant Loppet
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Sleeping Giant Loppet
Festival or Event | Competition or Sporting Event
Skiing the wilderness trails at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the reason for your winter getaway.

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a cross country ski event that takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of one of Ontario’s most…

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Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood
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Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood
Community | Cultural District
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.

This neighbourhood is the heart of the city's Finnish and Italian ethnic communities with over sixty locally owned and operated businesses, specializing in friendly, personalized service.

The Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood offers a collection…

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Red Lion Smokehouse
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Red Lion Smokehouse
Food or Drink | Restaurant
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.

Red Lion Smokehouse is a barbecue restaurant and smokehouse in Thunder Bay's waterfront district.

If you love great food and good beer, this is the place to enjoy both.The beer list is made up of craft brews from local breweries as well as…

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Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites
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Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel
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.

The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites, built, as a world-famous C.N.R hotel in 1911 is located on the harbour front in Thunder Bay. The famed Prince Arthur offers all the amenities of a full service hotel from an ideal downtown location.

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Day 3

Thunder Bay
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Thunder Bay
Community | Village or Town
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.

The City of Thunder Bay with a population of 110,000 is the largest city on Lake Superior and the regional hub for Northwest Ontario.

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1 Thunder Bay
2 Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd
3 Prospector Steak House
4 Eldorado Beach on Lake Superior Bed & Breakfast
5 Sleeping Giant Loppet
6 Bay & Algoma Neighbourhood
7 Red Lion Smokehouse
8 Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites
9 Thunder Bay