Prince Arthur’s Landing - Gateway to ‘Gitche Gumee’
Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Prince Arthur’s Landing is the principal waterfront attraction in Thunder Bay, ON. This 265 slip marina is home to vessels of all sizes, from 17’ runabouts to 50’ yachts and everything in between. With capacity for transient vessels of up to 80’, a visitor will find full service at their fuel dock, including Canada Customs, fuel, fresh water, and of course pump outs.
Visitors to the marina may stay for as long as they wish, with many returning clients staying for a month or longer every summer. Once you make the voyage to visit, it’s easy to see why one would stay. Scenery that will quite literally take your breath away abounds. Fishing for salmon or lake trout can tip the scales at over 40lbs. When you boat in nearby bays and inlets, you may, quite literally, be the only human being around. Plus, with miles of paved walking paths and every amenity you require within a five minute walk/cab ride from the waterfront, it’s an easy stop for fuel, supplies, and all the best in boating.
Some of the local attractions, which are all within an easy hour’s drive include Kakabeka Falls, fondly referred to as the “Niagara of the North”; Fort William historical park; Quimet canyon; and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, which is also accessible by boat.
In regards to recent events and in the interest of safety, the marina has implemented some protocols while on marina grounds. Please be sure to practice physical distancing of at least two metres at all times, except in the case of your immediate family “bubble.” Limit gatherings to no more than five people and the use of masks is encouraged where physical distancing is challenged. Refrain from congregating or socializing on the docks as this could impede other boaters’ ability to move about safely. The fish cleaning station now has a max limit of two users at any given time, and both the boater services building and the washrooms will be open with precautions in place to reduce clients from coming into each other’s personal space.
Prince Arthur’s Landing has friendly staff that is ready to assist you with anything you may need or with any questions you may have.
This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2020 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.