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Mount McKay

Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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A little mis-organized

We went there to hike to the top. After paying $5 to park and view the PowWow grounds which is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kasmar C
Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering.

Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering. Pictoral understanding of Ashinabe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Happy4270
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Toronto, Canada
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“great view” (21 reviews)
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Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there to hike to the top. After paying $5 to park and view the PowWow grounds which is mid-way up the mountain and also observe Thunder Bay from a lookout point, we could not find the path to the hike. We wondered around...More

Thank Kasmar C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great overlook of Thunderbay and Native Council gathering. Pictoral understanding of Ashinabe beliefs.

Thank Happy4270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed up as a university student, many years ago. Enjoyed th3 drive up and the amazing view on a warm, sunny day. Not to be missed. It has so much more potential, but offers an a azing vista.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to take guests to this gorgeous lookout. The drive in itself is lots of fun and not far from the city. Just watch the weather. In rainy conditions you may not see much!

Thank Ingrid D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being on a First Nations reserve, there is a fee of 5$ charged by them. I still don’t know that hours, but it was open when we went. Roads were closed to it, so we got there by going south on 61 from Thunder Bay...More

1  Thank TipsFrmMN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I drove up here for the sunset. It was a little cloudy but still amazing. Would absolutely go back and do the trail on top. Wasn’t busy at all either.

Thank BreannaSweers
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Sure there is a great view up at the top of Mount McKay, but I was disappointed to find the park in disarray. At one end of the park, there is a memorial to the native Indians who served in the Great War and World...More

Thank hbratulich
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Also known as Mount McKay This is a beautiful lookout to view the city of Thunder Bay. Its located on the Fort William First Nation reservation and is the site of annual powwows. There is a $5 toll charge to go up. Also has a...More

Thank Savannah U
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Like the statues, love the view, which is amazing, but it needs some care. There is a little chapel on teh grounds, which was established in the 1800's, it has gates across and people have used it as a giant ashtray, which is pretty appalling....More

Thank Gaynor h
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The veiw from there is truly fantastic, it's a memorable veiw. It's a nice walk for the whole family.

Thank Jarvisbt
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laura628
July 14, 2018|
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Response from BreannaSweers | Reviewed this property |
Yeah!
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I wouldn’t count on it.
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I am wondering what time the tollgate closes
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