Bonnie Schiedel

Bonnie Schiedel is the founder of, which covers fun family-friendly attractions, events and restaurants in Thunder Bay. She enjoys canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and travel, and you can read more of her award-winning work at

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8 Indigenous Experiences to Discover in North Bay

A Guide to Exploring Local Culture

6 Dark Sky Preserves in Ontario

Go here to see meteors, the International Space Station, Northern Lights, and the Milky Way.

7 Best Spots to Check Out in The Seven

From Killarney to Kirkland Lake, Mattawa to Manitoulin, here are all the best things to see and do in Northeastern Ontario.

3 Ways to Experience the Night Sky in Thunder Bay

Out-of-this-world views are easy to come by in this Northern Ontario city.

Family-Friendly Indoor Play Areas for Kids in Thunder Bay

Blustery weather got you down? Here are all the indoor play areas in the city.

Experience Your Perfect Summer in Thunder Bay

An A to Z guide to outdoor adventure in this scenic Northern Ontario city

Family Fun for Everyone

5 ways to enjoy your summer vacation in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Vegan Voyage

Where to dine and shop for vegan goodies in North Bay.

Cruising into Thunder Bay?

6 ways to enjoy your time ashore.

10 Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders in Northern Ontario

The biggest gorge, the bluest lake, and a whole bunch of waterfalls.

Sustainability Spotlight

6 ways to go green when visiting North Bay.

The Best Ontario Parks to Visit in 2024

5 provincial parks that are hidden gems.

Best Things to Do in Kirkland Lake: The Town that Gold Built

Check out a self-guided gold mine tour, a northern chateau museum, and get some beach time!

9 Great Places to Stay in North Bay

A log cabin B&B, a boutique motel, a lakeshore hotel—take your pick!

Uncovering Thunder Bay's Hidden Gems

7 Little-Known Spots to Discover in TBay

I'll Take "Things To Do in Sudbury," Alex.

The Jeopardy! lover’s guide to Alex Trebek's hometown

Play, Explore and Learn in Thunder Bay with Big Boreal Adventure

Ice Fishing is All About Making Memories (and Catching World Class Fish!)

Check out the best ice hunt rentals in Northeastern Ontario.

The Remembrance Poppy and its Thunder Bay Roots

How an iconic downtown hotel helped launch this time-honoured tradition.

12 Best Places to Stay in Thunder Bay

A boutique courthouse, art-filled hostel, or a luxe waterfront hotel—TBay has accommodations for every taste.