Brand new waterfront attractions

Exciting additions to Thunder Bay's waterfront

Prince Arthur's Landing is home to lively music and cultural festivals, unbeatable views of the Sleeping Giant and a fun splash pad but this year there are two brand new attractions at Prince Arthur's Landing for you to enjoy!

Alexander Henry

Built in Thunder Bay in 1958 at the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company, the Alexander Henry was originally an icebreaker, clearing the Thunder Bay harbour for decades. In 1984, the ship was moved to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, ON where she had a second life as a Bed and Breakfast. In the fall of 2017, the Henry came home to Thunder Bay and the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society has worked to restore the ship to her former glory and to create an interactive history exhibit inside.

Explore the various museum rooms that share the stories of the area’s maritime and transportation history.

Superior Rocket

Sail Superior, Thunder Bay’s harbour tour company has expanded its fleet beyond sailboats to include a 500HP Zodiac. Named the Superior Rocket, this watercraft can do 60km/h and that means getting to the Sleeping Giant in 30 minutes! Head out in the morning, hike to the top of the world and be back in time for lunch—all while feeling the wind whip through your hair as you speed across the surface of the world’s largest freshwater lake.


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Check out some of the less explored islands: Thompson, Spar, the Welcomes, and Porphyry. The Rocket also does harbour tours—head up the Kaministiquia (known as “the Kam”) River, under the Jackknife bridge, and get up close and personal with the lakers and salties that fill the port.

Perfect for groups and families, the Rocket is even pet-friendly.

Both the Superior Rocket and the Alexander Henry will open for the season in late Spring and tickets can be purchased online or on site at the Waterfront.

About Stephanie Reid

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Stephanie is a content creator and media specialist and has a true appreciation for Northern Ontario and all of its many offerings and attractions.

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