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The two RV Gypsies at
Thunder Bay Marina Park
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
June 27, 2013

Marina Park is a local waterfront park and marina located on the shores of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The park is located in the city's north end near the downtown north core. Aside from pleasure craft docks and a fueling facility, the park also had walking paths and a boardwalk, playground equipment, picnic tables, a Mariner's Monument and the historic CN Rail Station (now home to gift shops and ice-cream parlor, restaurant and other amenities).

The marina also known as "Prince Arthur's Landing" was in the first phase of a 130 million dollar upgrade. This is a private-public coalition to make the park tourist friendly and provide a new tax base for the city. On this date, the private company was in the process of building two seven-story condos, an art gallery and a hotel with a water park onto the marina. The current area was being filled in by an average of 3 acres between each pier to create enough room for the new buildings. One feature that is the mainstay for the public half of the construction is a splash pad rink which will be accessible all year long by tourists and the public.

The park also hosts numerous events during the summer season, including the "Summer in the Parks" concert series, the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, kite festival, Canada Day celebrations and many other annual events. Many celebrations have been held on the waterfront and it is the mainstay for the north core.

Karen Duquette at the Thunder Bay Marina Park sign
sign explaining what a sister city is
sign listing Thunder Bay Sister Cities

The below sign  shows pictures of International Taiji Park. Karen Duquette stood under the arch shown in the picture sign.

sign - site of International Taiji Park
Karen Duquette stands under an arch
panorama of a walkway at Thunder Bay Marina
Lee Duquette at Thunder Bay Marina Park

Water droplets - notice that the two RV Gypsies were reflected in the balls.

Lee Duquette and art
Lee Duquette and art

The stunning, shiny, gigantic aluminum water droplets on the patio of the Water Garden Pavilion, titled “Traveler’s Return,” reflect the powerful waters of Lake Superior and the travelers who have arrived/departed from here over time.

art at Thunder Bay Marina Park
art at Thunder Bay Marina Park
Karen Duquette and art at Thunder Bay Marina Park
Karen Duquette and art at Thunder Bay Marina Par

One of the most popular features at Prince Arthur’s Landing for children is the state-of-the-art Splash Pad, which in winter becomes an outdoor skating rink, making it a year-round attraction.

Children playing in the Splash Park at Thunder Bay Marina Park
Children playing in the Splash Park at Thunder Bay Marina Park

The two RV Gypsies ate at Bight Restaurant and Bar and had a window seat with a wonderful view of the kids playing in the splash zone.

Children playing in the Splash Park at Thunder Bay Marina Park
food

The food was so good, that Karen couldn't decide what to eat first, so she used two forks simultaneously.

oriental chicken wings
Karen Duquette - a two fisted eater

Sign of encouragement and a man-made waterfall

sign of encouragement
man-maade waterfall

As the two RV Gypsies entered an art museum, they liked the chandelier made of automobile headlights. Lee photographed it from a staircase, while Karen stood underneath it to take a photo. Two very different looks.

automobile headlights chandelier
automobile headlights chandelier
 

The Anchorage - a place to meditate and enjoy

sign - The Anchorage - a place to meditate and enjoy
anchor monument
 
monument at the Anchorage

The below monument and plaque honors the memory of the ships of Canada's Merchant Navy lost during WWII.

monument honoring the memory of the ships of Canada's Merchant Navy lost during WWII
part of The Anchorage monument
plaque honoring the memory of the ships of Canada's Merchant Navy lost during WWII.
cannon and Lake Superior
Lake Superior and a lighthouse
boats, Lake Superior, and a lighthouse
boats

The two RV Gypsies liked the car (shown below) that was parked in the parking lot at Thunder Bay Marina Park.

an antique car

A sign that is becoming very familiar on the streets almost everywhere.

surveillance sign
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
June 27 - 28, 2013

You may visit these ten (10) sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Minnesota below.

KOA campground

Terry Fox Memorial

The Sleeping Giant
& a lighthouse

Thunder Bay Marina
and Park

a unique unnamed park

Thunder Bay Lookout

Kakabeka Falls

Boulevard Lake Fishway

Silver Islet and some deer

Karen's Kountry Kitchen

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all ten (10) sections above,
please continue on to Grand Marais, Minnesota