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About The Big Boreal Adventure!

The Big Boreal Adventure is an accessible, nature-based scavenger hunt. Using our free guidebook and adventure map, discover and explore natural places in Thunder Bay, all year long. You may register and pick up your very own free copy of the guidebook and map at one of our local libraries or other distribution sites (find a list of distribution sites on the FAQ Page).

The Big Boreal Adventure is an interactive way to encourage people to get outside, explore, have fun with family & friends, and learn about natural areas in the city of Thunder Bay. This is the Big Boreal Adventure’s third year, and we are bigger and better than ever with more community partners, five new sites to discover, and a brand new book.




Cedar Posts

Each of our 35 sites has a cedar post with a plaque on top. The plaques have been designed by local artists and depict a relevant, nature-based picture.


The Guidebook

The guidebook offers information about each site, as well as a clue that gives hints that will lead you to the post. There are blank pages in the guidebook so that you can make a rubbing from the post into your book.


Post Rubbing

The goal is to visit each site, find each post, and make rubbing from the post into your guidebook.


Join with Family

Take your kids, go with your parents, or head out with friends to check out these unique sites, hand-picked by some of Thunder Bay's nature enthusiasts.

Good luck & have fun!