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Aerial Tours

Wilderness North offers authentic Northern Ontario adventures, allowing guests to experience Thunder Bay like never before. Climb aboard our deHavilland Beaver –the float plane that opened up the Great Canadian Wilderness in the 1950s – and experience the thrill of adventure felt by the bush pilots that first explored the area. Enjoy unrestricted views from your own comfortable window seat. See many iconic sights including the Thunder Bay skyline, the rugged Lake Superior shoreline, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Silver Islet Mine, and more.

Aerial Tour Wilderness North Air Thunder Bay

Russell Point Tour

Take off from the Wilderness North seaplane base and enjoy the sights as you fly over Thunder Bay and its beautiful waterfront. Follow the Lake Superior shoreline and cruise by the mouth of the Kaministiquia River winding through the picturesque boreal forest below. Swoop low over Loch Lomond Lake and Ski Area, then charge off the bluffs to the open blue waters of Lake Superior. Check out the remnants of several barges, victim to Superior’s powerful waves. Continue the journey to admire the cliffs of Spar Island washed in golden sunlight. Take a wide arc back towards the harbour for a picturesque view of Thunder Bay and the Sleeping Giant as you head over Pie Island.

Starting from $150 per person plus taxes

Wilderness North Sail Superior Fly and Sail

Sawyer’s Bay Shore Lunch

Join Wilderness North & Sail Superior for a full day of adventure and see for yourself why this is one of Thunder Bay’s Signature Experiences. Take in the raw power of Lake Superior as you sail your way towards the legendary Sleeping Giant and lay anchor in picturesque Sawyer’s Bay. Explore what’s left of a turn of the century fishing camp or hike the Top of The Giant Trail for a unique perspective and return back to the shoreline to enjoy a fresh fish shore lunch prepared by your hosts. Enjoy the scenic vistas of Silver Islet and Sea Lion Rock from above as the plane heads towards rugged Black Bay Peninsula before returning home.

Starting from $395 per person plus taxes

Aerial Tour Sightseeing Lighthouse Wilderness North

Porphyry Point Lighthouse Tour

Owned and operated by the Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Inc., Porphyry Point Lighthouse Station was the second lighthouse built on Lake Superior. Climb aboard our DeHavilland Beaver and enjoy a birds’ eye view of Sleeping Giant, Silver Islet, Trowbridge Island Lighthouse, and Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline. Touch down at Porphyry Point where a member of the light house group will take you on a guided tour of the light station and an interpretive journey revealing the Island’s many secrets.

Starting from $240 per person plus taxes