Thunder Bay Tourism, Canada

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Thunder Bay is a city in, and the seat of, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario with a population of 108,359 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury. The census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of 121,596, and consists of the city of Thunder Bay, the municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge and Neebing, the townships of Shuniah, Conmee, O'Connor, and Gillies, and the Fort William First Nation. European settlement in the region began in the late 17th century with a French fur trading outpost on the banks of the Kaministiquia River. It grew into an important transportation hub with its port forming an important link in the shipping of grain and other products from western Canada, through the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the east coast. Forestry and manufacturing played important roles in the city's economy. They have declined in recent years, but have been replaced by a "knowledge economy" based on medical research and education. Thunder Bay is the site of the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. The city takes its name from the immense Thunder Bay at the head of Lake Superior, known on 18th-century French maps as Baie du Tonnerre (Bay of Thunder). The city is often referred to as the "Lakehead", or "Canadian Lakehead", because of its location at the end of Great Lakes navigation on the Canadian side of the border.

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Facts and Stats for Thunder Bay*

  • Pollution Statistics in Thunder Bay

    Know the pollution level of Thunder Bay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 60 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.5 (Low)
  • Thunder Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Thunder Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Thunder Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 73.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.75 (High)
    • Attacks 63.75 (High)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.25 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 72.5 (High)
  • Living in Thunder Bay - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Thunder Bay is 141.77 (High)

    • Safety Index 36.34 (Low)
    • Climate Index 20.8 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 24.7 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.8 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.81 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107.99 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Thunder Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Thunder Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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