Thunder Bay, formerly the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, is acity in Ontario, Canada. Thunder Bay's name is the result of a referendum heldon June 23, 1969 to determine the new name of the combined Fort William and PortArthur.
Thunder Bay's main tourist attraction is Fort William Historical Park, areconstruction of the North West Company's Fort William fur trade post as it wasin 1815, which attracts 100,000 visitors annually.
The marina in downtown Port Arthur, an area known as The Heart of the Harbour, draws visitors for its panoramic view of the Sleeping Giant (a figure found on the city's coat of armsand the city flag) and the presence of various water craft. The marina alsoincludes a lake walk, playground, harbour cruises, a children's museum, and aChinese/Canadian restaurant. There are several small surface amethyst mines inthe area, some of which allow visitors to search for their own crystals.
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