Summer Fun at Chippewa Park

Thunder Bay's Outdoor Playground

Chippewa Park is your destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation on your visit to Thunder Bay this summer. 

Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Chippewa Park is the perfect summer getaway with an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant.

The park, one of 124 parks managed by the City of Thunder Bay's Parks Division, has been a favourite with city residents and visitors since it opened in 1921

Outdoor Playground

While many changes have been made since it was first opened, much of the Park’s initial charm has been retained through the preservation of the original dance hall and pavilion which acts as a focal point for special events such as weddings and reunions.

The 27 acres of parkland located off Chippewa Road in the south east end of the city offers many outdoor recreational opportunities from swiming, hiking, cycling and kayaking. The park features a number of amusement rides for kids to enjoy including bumper cars and the tilt-a-whirl.

Camping at Chippewa

Chippewa Park offers a number of options for camping on the scenic shores of Lake Superior. You can rent a log cabin, park your RV or pitch a tent. Opportunities for camping begin the May Long Weekend and runs through the Labour Day weekend. For more information, call the Chippewa Hotline (807) 625-CHIP (2447) or visit the City of Thunder Bay website.

Summer Events and Festivals

The City of Thunder Bay hosts their annual Kite Festival in the wide open spaces of endless parkland and the Friends of Chippewa Park also plan a number of fun and festive events each summer.


Come out and enjoy the sounds of live music on the main stage Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons. 

And not to be missed is Melodrama Theatre Thursdays and Sundays in July.  Start time for Thursday performances is 7:00 pm and on Sundays at 4:00 pm.  For more information visit

About John Cameron

John knows what Northwest Ontario and Thunder Bay has to offer as a tourism destination. A life long resident of the region, John has lived in Thunder Bay for over 30 years. A former sports journalist, John has a passion sports having worked in television, radio and print. He continues to write a weekly column on curling for Thunder Bay’s daily paper, the Chronicle Journal. John works as a development officer for Tourism Thunder Bay with sports tourism a key part of his portfolio.

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