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Mount McKay

Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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How to make a birch bark canoe!

Native sacred mountain so hiking is very limited but there were teens learning to build a birch... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gailp928
Great Views

Well worth the inclined hike and fee to get to. Really great views of Thunder Bay. Nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dknottsfan
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“great view” (16 reviews)
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Mount McKay Road | Nor'Wester Mountains, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Native sacred mountain so hiking is very limited but there were teens learning to build a birch bark canoe at the top and it was really interesting. That was worth the $5 to drive up the mountain but they will only be there another couple...More

Thank gailp928
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the inclined hike and fee to get to. Really great views of Thunder Bay. Nice attraction outside the city.

1  Thank dknottsfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a misty, cloudy, chilly day, so that may have changed my rating from 5 to 4. Of course, nothing can change the weather. The woman at the entrance booth (where you pay $5/car) was very friendly and informative. The views are nice...More

1  Thank Eldereaglewatcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a little difficulty finding the main entrance road at first. Our GPS was an older unit. You want Chippewa Rd off Hwy 61, Just South of the Resolute Forest Products plant. Then follow the signs. We went on a very rainy day, no...More

Thank Dnalsi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon driving up we realized you had to pay to actually to see the view. Unfortunately we didn't have cash and they didn't accept a card so we had to go back to an ATM. Once we got cash we went back- the lady came...More

Thank LAURA W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked up Mount McKay on Canada Day 150 (July 1, 2017) in the pouring rain. It is still worth it but you must be careful as the path is roughed, and steep. You are climbing up over large boulders which get very sleepy when...More

Thank MarkR777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to check out the trail from the first parking lot. The views from atop the mountain are amazing!

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great view of Thunder Bay from 1,000 feet up and I recommend for any visitors. I was hoping to be able to hike even higher, up the rock, but the trails were not maintained and it would not be possible without severe scratching...More

1  Thank Nupester
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Mount Mckay is a short drive out of town but well worth the time it takes. They charge a small fee is charged at the gate and then you're able to drive right up to the lookout. A possible sunset site. The view is endless

Thank JacquelineTodd
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Wonderful view of the whole city and harbour with a panoramic scope from te airport to The Sleeping Giant.

Thank Shane C
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Traveller200247
19 April 2017|
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Response from Patricia66823 |
I am wondering what time the tollgate closes
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Ajluhtal
15 May 2015|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
The trail we took started behind the war memorial and chapel
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