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Thunder Bay is a city in northwestern Ontario, Canada. If you are traveling across Canada, you will be going through Thunder Bay. The city nestles in the large Kaministiquia River Valley that flows into Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
The city is the result of two communities, a port and a trading post fort, growing and merging together. Consequentially, there are two old downtowns and an emerging commercial district in between them. Originally strong in forestry with many mills, the city has suffered from the downturn of the industry. Mines for gold, chromium, paladium are being established in the north and west.
The Prince Arthurs Landing is a hot spot located in the north end of town on the lake. Make sure you drop in on a Wednesday suppertime for free concerts. Community events are regularly scheduled there.
Camping, fishing, hiking abounds in Thunder Bay. Just north of the city stop at Ouimet Canyon.
Thunder Bay's website has an updated calendar
VIA rail bypasses Thunder Bay and instead stops 145 kilometres north in Armstrong. Difficult commute.
Both highway 11 and highway 17 merge north of Thunder Bay and continue west.
Bus travel is available with Greyhound and Grey Goose.
There are some charter cruises through European companies.
Getting around by car is usually the most efficient.
Buses and schedules are available at the Thunder Bay Transit webpage.
This is a fairly spread out city and it's not recommended to walk too much.
There are bike lanes on streets and paths throughout the city.
You need to check out the little Finland area at the corner of Bay and Algoma for quaint restaurants.
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Postal service is provided by Canada Post, a crown corporation owned by the government but run as an independent business.
To format the envelope of a letter sent within Canada, put the destination address on the centre of its envelope, with a stamp, postal indicia, meter label, or frank mark on the top-right corner of the envelope to acknowledge payment of postage. A return address, although it is not required, can be put on the top-left corner of the envelope in smaller type than the destination address.
The lettermail service allows the mailing of a letter. The basic rate is currently set at $0.63 for one standard letter (30 grams or less). The rates for lettermail are based or weight and size and determine whether the article falls into the aforementioned standard format, or in the oversize one. The rate is the same for a postcard.
Mail sent internationally is known as letterpost. It can only contain paper documents. The rate for a standard letter is of $1.10 if sent to the United States, and $1.85 if sent to any other destination. Oversize or overweight letters may be charged a higher fee
Larger parcels can be shipped via Canada post both domestically and internationally, the rate is dependent on the weight and destination. 
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