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Solar Eclipse and Where You Can See It

On August 21st, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable around Canada. If you happen to be travelling through the United States, in some parts you will be able to see a total eclipse. There will be 74% coverage in Thunder Bay and it will last from 12:52 pm to 3:28 pm. A few locations where you can catch sight of the partial eclipse: Ontario Science Centre August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance Free admission for outdoor activities Parking is $10 per vehicle (Member discounts apply) Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m. York University Admission is free for everyone. WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm WHERE: York University, . . . Read more

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KOA Campgrounds in Ontario

Smith’s RV Centre is proud to be a part of the Route 66 RV Network. As a member, we are able to offer our customers membership to various programs that are designed to help make sure your travels are as successful as possible. On of these programs is the RV Club, which offers discounts on various services- one of which is a 10% discount at all KOA campgrounds. You must show proof of current membership at the time of check in, in order to receive this discount. There is a KOA in Thunder Bay, plus 16 others across Ontario. They are listed below: Thunder Bay Having received the 2001 Kampground of the Year award, this site is full of great and fun amenities. The site is nearby Lake Superior . . . Read more

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150th Anniversary of Canada

Since the beginning of the year, there have been activities all across Canada in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday. The activities are meant to celebrate Canada’s diversity, encourage inclusion, establish a spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and discover Canada’s natural beauty. A couple of signature events going on is the Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.   Canadian Multiculturalism Day - June 27th   The day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. There will be many festivities taking place from coast to coast in celebration. Check here for more specific dates, times . . . Read more

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Fourth of July in Nevada

Caesars Palace will have one of the largest Independence Day celebrations ever.  Around 9PM there will be a spectacular fireworks display that will be launched from the hotel’s Julius Tower and will last approximately 15 minutes. Be sure to get a great view and grab a spot in front of the fountains of Caesars Palace.   The Star Spangled Sparks fireworks display of one of the region’s best. Fireworks will be set off from the roof of Nugget Casino Resort while thousands of spectators hang out on Victorian Square below. There will be live entertainment for the whole family, a kid’s area and an array of food choices to complete the evening. The festivities are from 4Pm . . . Read more

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Top RVing Destinations in 2017

Redwood National Park- California.  Home to the tallest trees on Earth, Redwood National Park offers an array of different environments; from vast prairies to enchanting woodlands, and scenic riverways. There are also over 40 miles of pristine coastline that draw people to the water’s edge.  Over 200 miles of hiking trails wind throughout that offer a calm and serene adventure through the wilderness.  Crescent Beach Overlook is one popular destination within the park where park goers hike to take in the picturesque views of the cliffs and to swim and walk along the shoreline.  Camping throughout the park is available at four designated campgrounds. Backcountry camping . . . Read more

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Winter Activities in Thunder Bay

If you have spent any time living in Canada, you know that it can get pretty frigid this time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch this winter! Snow and the cold can bring some inconveniences, but it also provides a lot of really unique and fun activities! We will give you a list of great winter activities to do before the weather gets warmer. Take a look! Camping We would be remiss if we didn't tell you to go camping! Going camping in the winter can be hard, but if you find the right areas, winter camping can be a truly amazing experience. There is something different about winter camping that is hard to explain. Some people describe it as the most peaceful type . . . Read more

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Experience The Hunger 11

Thunder Bay is known for its festivals and events. They go all out with music and food and performances galore!  So, it’s no surprise that Halloween is any different.  Every year they have their annual Hunger 11 festival in downtown Thunder Bay.  The 2016 festival is October 29th from 8pm – 2am. Admission is $15 for the entire night with funds benefiting the Contemporary Arts. This year marks the 11th anniversary of this popular Halloween Cabaret and they’re celebrating in style with a massive event featuring 52 music acts and performances throughout 7 bar venues in the area.   From live bands, to Dj’s and live musicians on the streets, come down . . . Read more

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

When you hear sleeping giant, most people might think of “Jack and the Giant Beanstalk” or “David and Goliath” but this sleeping giant is not what you might imagine. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park was named for its geological features that look like a sleeping giant. Established in 1944 and formerly known as Sibley Provincial Park, Sleeping Giant was renamed in 1988.  The park is 244 sq kilometers located on Lake Superior in Ontario, CA. There are over 80km of hiking trails with spectacular views of Lake Superior, especially fromThunder Bay lookout point. The visitor center offers a glimpse into the history of Sibley Peninsula and . . . Read more

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