Thunder Bay

city in Thunder Bay District, province of Ontario, Canada
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Thunder Bay is the most populous city in Northwestern Ontario, in Canada. Its population was 107,909 as of the 2016 census. Before, it was two cities called Fort William and Port Arthur. Thunder Bay has the second largest population in Northern Ontario, behind Greater Sudbury.

Thunder Bay
City of Thunder Bay
From top left: View from Mount McKay, Lakehead University, Magnus Theatre, City Hall, Tourist Pagoda
Flag of Thunder Bay
"Canada’s Gateway to the West", "T-Bay", "Lakehead" or "The Lakehead"[1]
Superior by Nature / The Gateway to the West
Thunder Bay is located in Ontario
Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
Location of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay is located in Canada
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Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay (Canada)
Coordinates: 48°22′56″N 89°14′46″W / 48.38222°N 89.24611°W / 48.38222; -89.24611
DistrictThunder Bay District
CMAThunder Bay
Settled1683 as Fort Caministigoyan
AmalgamationJanuary 1, 1970
Electoral Districts     

Thunder Bay—Superior North/Thunder Bay—Rainy River
ProvincialThunder Bay—Superior North/Thunder Bay—Atikokan
 • TypeMunicipal Government
 • MayorBill Mauro
 • City managerNorm Gale[2]
 • Governing BodyThunder Bay City Council
 • MPsPatty Hajdu (Liberal)
Marcus Powlowski (Liberal)
 • MPPsMichael Gravelle (OLP)
Judith Monteith-Farrell (ONDP)
 • City (single-tier)447.5 km2 (172.8 sq mi)
 • Land328.24 km2 (126.73 sq mi)
 • Water119.0 km2 (45.9 sq mi)  26.6%
 • Urban
179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,556.37 km2 (987.02 sq mi)
Elevation199 m (653 ft)
 • City (single-tier)107,909 (50th)
 • Density330.1/km2 (855/sq mi)
 • Urban
93,952 (33rd)
 • Urban density569.9/km2 (1,476/sq mi)
 • Metro
121,621 (33rd)
 • Metro density47.6/km2 (123/sq mi)
DemonymThunder Bayer
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code807
NTS Map052A06

CKPR 580

CJSD 94.3


  1. "Canada's Gateway to the West". Port of Thunder Bay. Archived from the original on December 26, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. Smith, Jamie. "Norm Gale appointed city manager at city council meeting Monday," TB News Watch (January 11, 2016). Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. City Hall, Thunder Bay City Council. Retrieved June 2, 2007.
  4. Municipal Code, by-law 218-2003. Retrieved June 2, 2007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Thunder Bay, City". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Thunder Bay [Census metropolitan area]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Thunder Bay [Population centre]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  8. "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Thunder Bay A, Ontario: Environment Canada. January 19, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2012.[permanent dead link]