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Top-rated vacation rentals in Thunder Bay

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Townhouse in Thunder Bay
Wolfe Retreat welcomes you
Cozy and fondly decorated with local flair. Our hideaway is located steps from the trendy Bay & Algoma District, minutes from downtown. Shopping, bars and restaurants are walking distance, but you may not want to leave . This newly renovated, 20 year old property includes comfy new beds, 2 full Bathrooms, well appointed Kitchen, laundry on site, garage, deck, sauna and gas fireplace. Perfect for work, vacation or visiting friends & family. Need something? Your hosts are here to help.
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Guest suite in Kakabeka Falls
Kakabeka Village Suite Airbnb
Take it easy at this unique and airy cottage style bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a private driveway and entrance. Located in the heart of Kakabeka Falls village. In walking distance to the provincial park and many amazing amenities in the village. The space offers a coffee maker, fridge, fireplace, free Wi-Fi and TV with cable. Weather permitting, there is a deck with small table and chairs to enjoy. For our cold winter nights an electrical cord and outlet is available.
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Apartment in Thunder Bay
Blue Brick Loft
Be our guest at the Blue Brick Loft, the upper unit to the highly rated Blue Brick Bnb! Clean, bright, and stylish 2 bedroom unit with spectacular views of Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant. Safe and quiet neighbourhood, conveniently close to Downtown and Waterfront districts. Large shared patio, unlimited internet access, and streaming services available for your entertainment. Off street parking and laundry facilities also available. No details overlooked!

Popular amenities for Thunder Bay vacation rentals

Stay near Thunder Bay's top sights

Hillcrest Park26 locals recommend
Fort William Historical Park17 locals recommend
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thunder Bay63 locals recommend
Intercity Shopping Centre15 locals recommend
Real Canadian Superstore4 locals recommend
OLG Casino Thunder Bay4 locals recommend

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Home in Thunder Bay
Cozy 2 bedroom house. Available short or long term
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Urban space close to nature.
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Modern Zen! 3 bedroom home minutes from downtown
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Cute 2 bedroom home
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Beautiful Newly Renovated Two-Story Century Home
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Airbnb HüGA Home on Peter St. 1 BR upstairs unit.
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Newly Renovated Sauna Retreat
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Bean Fiend Bed & Breakfast
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Calm executive apt (parking/laundry/self checkin)
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Swedish Dreams
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Home in Thunder Bay
Modern apartment in the heart of downtown!
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Modern cozy 3 bedroom home

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Thunder Bay

Total rentals

390 properties

Wifi availability

380 properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

210 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

70 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

180 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

19K reviews

Your guide to Thunder Bay

Welcome to Thunder Bay

On Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay is a gateway to all sorts of outdoor adventures — including hiking, rock climbing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding — particularly in the provincial parks surrounding the city. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a highlight for hikers, overlooking Lake Superior an hour to the east. For wilderness canoe touring, you can travel west to remote Quetico Provincial Park.

While Thunder Bay itself has an industrial feel from its shipping, forestry, and paper industries, there are interesting cultural attractions and a growing restaurant scene here. Walk along the scenic waterfront in Marina Park, book a sailing excursion on the lake, or travel back to the 19th-century fur trade era at Fort William Historical Park, a living history museum. Thunder Bay has a strong Nordic heritage, so stop for pancakes at a traditional Finnish restaurant, or relax in a sauna. From Thunder Bay, road trippers can circle Lake Superior on both the Canadian and US sides of the lake, or explore the parks, beaches, and small towns along the Canadian shore.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Thunder Bay

The best seasons to visit Thunder Bay are the summer and fall, particularly from July through early October. Comfortable for hiking, cycling, sailing, and paddling, the weather is warm in summer and crisp in the autumn, when the foliage is especially beautiful. From November through March, the winters are freezing and snowy, good for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, or having a drink inside by the fireplace. Beware of the black flies and mosquitoes that can plague visitors in spring and early summer. If you’re heading outdoors, especially in May and June, make sure you have good bug repellent and protective clothing.

Top things to do in Thunder Bay

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

On a peninsula jutting into Lake Superior, about an hour by car from downtown Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) of hiking trails. There are short strolls, a cliff top lookout, and an all-day hike to the “Top of the Giant,” the massive rock formation that gives the park its name. From the Thunder Bay waterfront, you can see the Giant in the distance, which provides an idea of its immense size.

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

An hour’s drive east of Thunder Bay, detour to Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, where steep cliffs line a dramatic natural gorge. It’s a short hike to several overlooks above the canyon that offer perfect photo opps.

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Ontario’s second-highest waterfall — after Niagara Falls — makes a striking sight, which you can view from both sides of the Kaministiquia River in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park. The park has several hiking trails near the falls and along the river, too. Kakabeka Falls are a 30-minute drive west of downtown Thunder Bay.

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