Mount McKay
Credit: Tourism Thunder Bay

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Located at the city’s southern limits, Mount McKay is Thunder Bay’s very own geological wonder. This northernmost peak of the Nor’Wester Mountains rises 270 metres above the lake. The instantly recognizable landform is a volcanic plateau. The hardwood forest on its slopes gives way to hardier jack pines, interspersed with glacial erratics, on the top. A trail up the east face delivers hikers to a lookout offering unobstructed views of Thunder Bay, the harbour and the Sleeping Giant. It’s a great place to take a few deep breaths and survey the region’s rich cultural and natural heritage laid out below.