There's never been a better time to live in Thunder Bay.

Life's Better by the Lake

Has COVID-19 made you rethink where and how you want to live? Many of us have realized the importance of work-life balance and a lifestyle beyond the city. In Thunder Bay you’re never more than 10 minutes away from the lake, your workplace or home. That means less time commuting and more time for living.

Stay Connected by the Lake

In recent years, Tbaytel has worked to secure fibre networks throughout the City and are currently installing a Fibre – to-the –home network to rural Thunder Bay. With a commitment to providing the best telecommunications solutions available, residents can work, do business and stay connected to the world even from home.

Best housing prices in Ontario

Thunder Bay is among the most affordable places to live In Canada. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average price for a house in Thunder Bay was $358,051, compared to the national average of $665,849  in June 2022. Thunder Bay is as good as it gets when it comes to an affordable quality of life. 

THE Best of All Worlds

Surrounded by boreal beauty, Thunder Bay is a natural playground for world class hiking, biking, camping, sailing and more. The city also boasts a thriving and energetic urban centre with an exciting diversity of people and things to do. Enjoy outdoor patios, music, festivals and events throughout the summer. From retail shopping and restaurants, to theatres and sports, the Thunder Bay lifestyle has everything you need.


The city of Thunder Bay is known for hitting way above its weight class in trend-setting restaurants, craft breweries, and locally sourced products. In recent years, the city has undergone a food transformation. Local farmers and culinary innovators have given rise to a growing food scene featuring independent restaurants, bars, markets and food outlets. No matter what the season, there’s always great options.

And wait... There's More

Thunder Bay is located on the edge of Lake Superior and only a 1.5 hr flight from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.  With great connections and a superior quality of life, there’s never been a better time to move to a place with more space and greater affordability. You’ll find everything a big city can provide and more. Not to mention, Thunder Bay is home to world-class educational institutes and research centres.

For small town perks, big city opportunities and a balanced lifestyle, it's hard to look beyond Thunder Bay.

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Still not convinced?

See what its like to be a true Thunder Bayian through the eyes of our local photographers.

Still not convinced?

see what its like to be a true Thunder Bayian through our local photographers that took part in this campaign.

Adam Sabaz


Laura Heerema

@Laura Heerema Photography

Carly Dowhos


Michael Hull


Kyuho Lee


Laura Paxton

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