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Welcome To
 Lake Superior Circle Tour

        When Traveling around Lake Superior, one of the must places to stop is downtown Fort William for a Unique Shopping experience.  This is a heritage area with unique shops and many heritage attractions located on the South side of Thunder Bay near cour new City hall, Thunder Bay Sports Hall of Fame, Thunder Bay Historical Society, and the Kam River Park. 

With in a Short Walking Distance are:

•To the West is Centenial Square with a variety of specially shops, grocery store and office building with an insurance company on the main floor and First Nations organizations on the upper floors

•North West of the Fort William Business Centre is the Fort William Gardens and Curling club which
host the Lakehead University Hockey Games,

•To the north is two Federal Government building, Revenue Canada and the RCMP office along with the Grain Commission.

•To the south east is Thunder Bay City Hall, The Public Library, Sports Hall of Fame and the Thunder Bay Museum Thunder Bay Metis CommunityCentre.

•The area is surrounded by four Churches, Wesley United, St Andrew’s Presbyterian, and St Patrick’s Cathedral plus St Paul's Anglican along with a number of Heritage Homes

Facts about Lake Superior

LENGTH: 350 miles / 563 km.                                WATER SURFACE AREA: 31,700 sq. miles / 82,100 sq. km
BREADTH: 160 miles / 257 km.                             SHORELINE LENGTH (including islands): 2,726 miles / 4,385 km.
AVERAGE DEPTH: 483 ft. / 147 m.                       ELEVATION: 600 ft. / 183 m
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 1,332 ft. / 406 m.                    OUTLET: St. Marys River to Lake Huron
VOLUME: 2,900 cubic miles / 12,100 cubic km.    RETENTION/REPLACEMENT TIME: 191 years

NAME: The first French explorers approaching the great inland sea by way of the Ottawa River and Lake Huron, referred to their discovery as le lac superieur. Properly translated, the expression means "Upper Lake," that is, the lake above Lake Huron. Kitchi-gummi, a Chippewa Indian translation, signifies Great-water or Great-lake. A Jesuit name, Lac Tracy, was never officially adopted.