Quality of Life

Time to Really Enjoy Life

Our City

The city is modern, dynamic and forward thinking with an active focus on being the best it can be through ongoing investments in infrastructure, culture and the economy. With a beautiful waterfront, modern downtown and vibrant restaurants and bars, Thunder Bay attracts young, urban and intelligent professionals, new Canadians and new businesses from all over North America. Find our more about our city.

Fresh Air and Water

Breathe deeply. According to the Ontario Air Quality Index, Thunder Bay has the highest air quality in the province.

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world and is the source of world class drinking water for Thunder Bay residents.

Live here. Play here. Enjoy this vibrant city with fresh air, easy access to nature and your favourite kind of recreation. Go To Thunder Bay. For Life.

Why Thunder Bay

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Compared with Canada's largest cities, Thunder Bay has a significantly lower cost of living, especially in the areas of housing and transportation. For example, renting a one-bedroom apartment downtown is $883 per month in Thunder Bay compared to $1,520 per month in Toronto.


"We want to stay in Thunder Bay to raise our children and be close to our families. This area has so many incredible recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and is affordable – why wouldn’t you want to live here?" – Michelle McChristie, Partner, Superior Outdoors Magazine Read the full story