Chippewa Park Camping

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Chippewa Park Campground is an outstanding destination for family fun, scenic beauty, and relaxation, right on the shores of Lake Superior.

Take in awe-inspiring views of the Sleeping Giant, swim at one of the park’s two beaches, and enjoy a wide variety of summer events and nearby amusement rides – all within a short drive of city amenities.

Book Online(807) 623-3912

Open Friday, May 31 to September Long Weekend

  • RV
  • Tent & Trailer
  • Cabin rentals
  • Showers
  • Electrical
  • Firewood
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Grocery Store
  • Dump Station

Trowbridge Falls Camping

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Trowbridge Falls Campground is nestled in the whispering woods beside the cascading rapids of the Current River. Enjoy the park’s extensive hiking and mountain biking trails, wading and river swimming spots, and new playground – with city amenities just a short drive away.

Open Friday, May 31 to September Long Weekend.

Book Online(807) 683-6661


  • RV
  • Tent & Trailer
  • Showers
  • Electrical
  • Firewood
  • Store
  • Dump Station
  • Laundry

Parks & Open Spaces

Parks & Open Spaces

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The City of Thunder Bay’s parks and open spaces offer far more than just playgrounds! Try out some of your city’s free recreation opportunities:

Off-Leash Dog Areas

Open year-round 6am-11pm

  • Beverly Street
  • Neebing Playfield
  • Carrick Street
  • Centennial Park

Adult Outdoor Fitness Areas

Open year-round 6am-11pm

  • Minnesota Park
  • Boulevard Lake
  • Vickers Park

Boat Launches

  • Marina Park
  • Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park
  • McKellar Boat Launch
  • Mountdale Boat Launch
  • Kaministiquia Park Kayak & Canoe Launch

Skate/BMX Parks

  • Marina Park
  • West Thunder Park
  • South Neebing Community Centre
  • Chapples South (behind Delaney Arena)
  • County Park
  • Waddington Park
  • Jumbo Gardens Park (BMX Dirt Track Only)

Parks & Open Spaces also features:

  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Outdoor rinks
  • Baseball & softball diamonds
  • Disk golf course
  • Recreation trails
  • Splash pads & playgrounds

Learn More(807) 625-2941

Chippewa Park Amusement Rides

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Enjoy a day of family fun just a short drive from the city! Anchored by its historic carousel, Chippewa Park features a number of amusement rides for kids and the young at heart. The pavilion concession offers a wide variety of food and beverages, including ice cream on hot days.

Round out your visit with a stop at the park’s two beaches, playground, and history exhibit, or explore walking paths with stunning views of the Sleeping Giant.


(Weather permitting)
June: Wed-Fri (1-2:30pm), Sat & Sun (1-8pm)
School bookings available
July-Sept: Wed-Sun (1-8pm)
Open on holidays July-September


  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Bumper Cars
  • Tilt-a-Whirl
  • Boats, Tanks, and Airplanes

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Visit Centennial Park

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Ranging for 147 acres along the shores of the beautiful Current River in Thunder Bay’s north end, Centennial Park offers endless opportunities for family fun and outdoor adventure!

Come enjoy:

  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • New woodland adventure playground
  • Farm animals
  • Muskeg Express mini-train
  • Chalet
  • Skiing & tobogganing
  • Off-leash dog area
  • 1910 logging camp & museum
  • Scenic lookout
  • Rock climbing

Learn More