Thunder Bay

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Thunder Bay is a town of 110.000 inhabitants in Northern Ontario, Canada situated along the Transcanadian Highway.

Thunder Bay is an incontrovertible stop on a journey East-West as the eastern next town (Sault Ste. Marie) is at about one day ride from the town, as well as Winnipeg on the west.

East to Nipigon and Sault Ste. Marie

On the east side of town, the intersection between the Trans Canada, Highway 17/11 and Balsam st. is a good spot. Set of lights, nice pull off, great view.

West to Kenora and Winnipeg along highway #102 and #17

There are two ways to hitch out of Thunder Bay:

  • 1) Take the #17 highway westward from close to the Confederation College.
  • 2) Take Dawson Road northwest from close to the County Fair Mall, which meets up with the 17 main highway within half an hour.

Both are major routes for into and out of Thunder Bay. Hitchwiki user Stickbugg is not sure which is easier, but he says that taking the #17 at first was very difficult and only one person stopped in 6 hours.

West to Fort Frances Border Crossing to Minnesota along the H-11

South to Grand Portage Border Crossing and Duluth, Minnesota

Look to start in Thunder Bay airport area along Route 61