Museums

Thunder Bay Museums and Monuments

With a history of peoples that span millennia to present day heroes, Thunder Bay museums offer many cultural and historical experiences, just a short distance from our Thunder Bay hotel, the Valhalla Inn. Explore the depths of earth and the history of mining amethyst and silver and the legend of the Sleeping Giant. Or set your sights to the heavens and explore the expanse of space, galaxies and nebulas above. Marvel at stars on earth and the courage of Terry Fox.  

Step back in time with the Thunder Bay Museum and learn about the history of the Ojibway people.  The Founder’s Museum and Hymers Museum offer a look back into the area’s first settlers with displays on mining, logging and farming.  Browse the General store or examine photos and documents about the area’s history.  David Thompson Astronomical Observatory offers breath taking views of the night sky through one of the largest telescopes in Central Canada. 

Visit the Terry Fox Monument – a 9 foot high bronze statue, set on a 45-ton granite base with a foundation of local amethyst, commands a breath-taking view of Lake Superior. Celebrate the athletes and builders who have brought pride and honour to the region through their many accomplishments with a visit to Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Try one of our many vacation packages and discover these and many other things to do in Thunder Bay, just minutes from Valhalla Inn & Suites.

Thunder Bay Museums & Monuments

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