The best way to get to know about a community is often through a visit to its museum. Thunder Bay actually has several museums including a Sports Hall of Fame, a pioneer village, a massive reconstructed fur trade fort — Fort William Historical Park–and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum. Most of the region’s communities offer their own glimpses of their colourful past. Stop in and look around — and visit with the friendly staff, many of whom have been sharing stories about life in their town for years.
The North of Superior region is well known for its Aboriginal artists including the late Norval Morriseau and Roy Thomas. Aboriginal arts and culture still thrive in the region with many communities showcasing the works of local artists. As well, just about every community has a festival or pow wow for you to enjoy including Live from the Rock folk festival in Red Rock and Kakabeka Days in Kakabeka Falls, Thunder Bay, the largest city in Northern Ontario, offers live theatre, a symphony, numerous art galleries, an audtiorium and North America’s largest fur trade post reconstruction: Fort William Historical Park.
Immerse yourself in our region’s Aboriginal culture that is older than recorded time. Thrill to the sights and sounds of one of our many pow wows. Time travel on a visit to the native village at Fort William Historical Park, one of the largest living history reconstructions in North America, to learn about the role of the Ojibway people in our nation’s storied fur trade industry. Taste native fare and view ancient Aboriginal petroglyphs. Our region is rich, as well, with Aboriginal art—beadwork, sculpture, carvings, paintings, quill work and much more. We are the home of renowned Aboriginal artists including the late Roy Thomas and Norval Morisseau.