VISITING TERRACE BAY FROM THE CITY OF THUNDER BAY

Terrace Bay is a short 2 - 2 1/2 hour scenic drive from the City of Thunder Bay along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.  Terrace Bay is known as 'Lake Superior's Playground' for the numerous attractions in the community related to the Lake ... all within a few minutes away. 
 
Hiking in Terrace Bay
Special Thanks to Photographer Rick Main
 
Come and See Why We Think You Will Enjoy Terrace Bay! 
 
The 2014 events season in Terrace Bay is shaping up to be one of the best ever!  It starts off with the Green Tradeshow, Canada Day on July 1st and is followed by Lake Superior Day, Dragfest, the Lighthouse Street Festival, a Midway Carnival, and the Various Golf Tournaments. 
  
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SPECIAL EVENTS
       
2014 Green Tradeshow 
Saturday May 10, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
 
The Annual Green Tradeshow in Terrace Bay is one of the largest green themed tradeshows in Northern Ontario.  The event brings in exhibitors from throughout the region showing off products and services the many shades of green.  Last year's event featured the first model for Northern Ontario of the 2012 Chevy Volt.  The event also featured great food, interesting exhibits and activities for the whole family. 
Green Tradeshow in Terrace Bay
2012 Green Tradeshow in Terrace Bay
 
  
Lake Superior Day - www.terracebay.ca/lsday
Sunday July 20, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
 
Lake Superior Day is a huge event hosted down at Terrace Bay Beach.  Visitors are treated to free charters and tandem kayaking in Lake Superior with short wait times to get out on the water.  The event also features great food options.  Activities are organized for the kids including water balloons, sand castle building, paintable t-shirts for sale, and bring your toys! 
 
For more information check out the webpage on the Municipal website.
Kayaking in Terrace Bay
Kayaking at Lake Superior Day
  
Terrace Bay Dragfest - www.dragfest.ca
Friday, August 1 to Sunday August 3, 2014
 
The Annual Terrace Bay Drag Fest is the biggest motor sports event in Northwestern Ontario and is held every August long week at the Terrace Bay airport. Participants come from all over Canada and the United States to race and showcase their vehicles. Delicious food is available at booths.

Come Join us this August long weekend, and take in one of the signature events that make Northwestern Ontario great!
Terrace Bay Drag Fest
Terrace Bay Drag Fest
 
Lighthouse Street Festival
Friday, August 22, 2014
 
The Township of Terrace Bay held its inaugural Lighthouse Street Festival in August 2011 and it seemed like the entire town came out to celebrate. Some of the 2014 festival activities include: giant inflatable castles, games for all ages, Dottie the Clown, a show and shine, beer gardens and a street dance with DJ Mario from Santi Sounds. The event had excellent support from the businesses who featured special sidewalk and in-store sales and the restaurants brought their menu options outdoors under the plaza canopy.  Come out for this year's event which looks to be even bigger and better!
Dottie the Clown
Lighthouse Street Festival
 
Midway Carnival in Simcoe Plaza
August 29-31, 2014
 
The Township will be shutting down the Simcoe Plaza street access for 5 days while Canuck Amusements sets up for a large Midway Fair. The tentative rides to come include: Zipper, Spider, Sizzler, Sky Master, Tornado, Mardi Gras, Sea Ray, 100 foot Super Slide, 3 kiddie rides, and numerous carnival games and food.  Our businesses will be open right across the street to also serve your shopping and eating needs.
 
For more information on Canuck Amusements, visit www.canuckamusements.ca
 
Midway Carnival
  
Terrace Bay Fall Crafts Fair - Events Calendar
Sunday September 7, 2014 from Noon to 4:00pm
 
Come out and join us for the largest arts and craft fair on the north shore.  The annual Terrace Bay Fall Fair occurs in September on the first sunday after Labour Day. The fair features numerous booths with crafts, baking and artwork. There is something for everyone! Bring the family out for an afternoon of socializing!

For more information on the Terrace Bay Fall Fair, contact the Terrace Bay Recreation Department Malashewski at 1-807-825-3315, ext. 225

 

Fall Crafts Fair in Terrace Bay Terrace Bay Fall Fair

 
Scroll below to see some of the attractions to enjoy in Terrace Bay.  For information on regional tourist attractions, visit the North of Superior Tourism Website
 
SUPERIOR'S SIX
 
 
 
Terrace Bay is known as an incredibly beautiful Community with a special relationship to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the World!  We are the Eastern Gateway to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and our six main attractions are situated either on the Lake - (Slate Islands, Beach, Golf Course, & Hiking Trail), feeding into the Lake (Aguasabon Falls) or overlooking the Lake (Terrace Bay Downtown and Lighthouse). 
 
When you visit our Community, see how many of our Superior's Six attractions you can visit ... the jewel of them all and the best-kept secret is the Slate Islands!
 
1) Terrace Bay Downtown and Lighthouse
More info and video - www.terracebay.ca/lighthouse
Come check out the new $3 million downtown revitalization project that includes a 50 foot lighthouse to climb and take in the majestic views of Lake Superior and the Town.  The lighthouse is based on a replica of the tallest lighthouse on the Great Lakes out at the Slate Islands Provincial Park.
 
See the gorgeous landscaping and talk to the friendly shop owners before taking in a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants.  Plan on attending the Lighthouse Street Festival on Friday August 23rd with a beer gardens, games, sales and great food
Terrace Bay Lighthouse
Terrace Bay Lighthouse
 
2) Slate Islands Provincial Park
More info and video - www.terracebay.ca/slates
The Slate Islands are a group of islands 13 km across Lake Superior from Terrace Bay. The islands cover 36 square kms and are accessible by a charter from Terrace Bay Beach.  The islands were formed from an incredible meteorite impact and have the largest known shattercone on the planet. 
 
The Slate Islands also feature the tallest lighthouse on the Great Lakes and a unique friendly woodland caribou population.  To visit the Slate Islands, a charter should be booked ahead of time ... this is an experience you will never forget!
Slate Islands in Terrace Bay
A Shore Lunch at the Slate Islands
 
3) Aguasabon Falls and Gorge
More info and video - www.terracebay.ca/falls
The Aguasabon Falls boardwalk leads to a viewing platform overlooking the gorge and the spectacular 100 foot falls.  The Falls were created as a result of a hydro project to power the creation of Terrace Bay and the forestry industry.

The Aguasabon Falls features a large turn-around parking lot (ideal for RVs), picnic tables and washrooms. The Falls boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and serves as an entrance to the 52 km Casques Isles Hiking Trail.
Aguasabon Falls in Terrace Bay
Aguasabon Falls in the late Spring
  
4) Terrace Bay Beach 
More info and video - www.terracebay.ca/beach
This huge sandy beach on Lake Superior offers a variety of recreational activities or a refreshing walk in the breeze.  Terrace Bay Beach is a focal point for the community and hosts many great events.
 
If you want to get out on Lake Superior, the beach has a boat launch for your convenience and you can book a local charter. Terrace Bay Beach offers a large parking lot for boats and RVs as well as a washroom and picnic tables with a great view of where the Aguasabon River pours into Lake Superior.
Terrace Bay Beach
Terrace Bay Beach
 
 
5) Casque Isles Hiking Trail
More info and video - www.terracebay.ca/casque
The Casque Isles Trail is a signed and groomed trail that offers incredible vistas to hikers of Northern Ontario and Lake Superior.

The trail begins in Terrace Bay, passes through Schreiber and ends in Rossport for a total length of 53 km. The trail follows the shoreline of Lake Superior, hopping from bay to bay, and is divided into five units, each with its own unique wilderness experience and access point from Highway 17. These units vary in hiking time and difficulty so both advanced and amateur hikers can enjoy the scenery.
Casque Isles Trail in Terrace Bay
Hiking the Casque Isles Trail
 
6) Aguasabon Golf Course
Spend a relaxing afternoon on one of the most respected nine-hole golf courses in Northwestern Ontario.  The layout features striking scenery that borders the winding Aguasabon River and skirts the Terrace Bay Beach.
 
Although tee off times are not required, you should call ahead to ensure a tournament or event is not scheduled. Following a round of golf, you can relax in the clubhouse, which offers a restaurant, licensed bar, basic pro shop, and elevated patio deck with a view of the course and Lake Superior. 
Aguasabon Golf Course in Terrace Bay
Golfing at the Aguasabon Golf Course
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