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Address: Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Amazing views

Wonderful view of the city, along with the ability to appreciate the postings and statues of the First Nations people who own the land. There is a small fee to get in but well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
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West Suffield, Connecticut
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St. George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to hike up Mount McKay. When we arrived at the gate there was no charge that weekend. When we arrived up top to park the place was packed, it turns out we where bless with a Pow Wow. We found a new stadium built so we could sit in comfort and watch different styles of dance and costumes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

So thankful to live in Thunder Bay and have this amazing mountain to hike up and stare at. Looks amazing in the winter, summer and fall!

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West Suffield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wonderful view of the city, along with the ability to appreciate the postings and statues of the First Nations people who own the land. There is a small fee to get in but well worth it.

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Thank DMB123100
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Day or night, the view is superb. Lake Superior, the Sleeping Giant, Lake Boats and "Salties" in the harbour, and the city of Thunder Bay stretching North to the horizon. Great pictures

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Usually once a twice a year (as a returning student) my friends and I will hike the Mountain. One side has gorgeous views of the lake and nature and mountains, but the other side is just a disappointing view of the "city" of Thunder Bay. It's a fun experience either way.

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Thank Dlayn
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of those places that people always take someone from out of town but the locals may wait years to go see. It's a lovely compliment to the view from the Terry Fox Lookout, you see the city stretch out from the other end. The summer is the best time to visit and you have to be aware... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Thunderbay area is worth the trip I most defiantly want to go back the views were great easy to find

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Thank Bettylou W
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Mount McKay has been a long time favourite of mine; some may balk at the $5 admission fee, but the newly paved road and improvements around the lookout (pow wow grounds etc.) make it evident that the money is going right back into improving it. The only frustration is the poor shape of the walkway at the top that provides... More 

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Thank Taylor G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The scenic lookout is nice but if you walk up the rest of the way you will get the premium views of the area. I left a photo in the gallery so you can get an idea of where it is.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went up there because we heard of the sweeping views, ok but not as great as advertised. Couldn't find the trail, not marked

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