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Car Hire & Mini Guide Thunder Bay Airport Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada  is located on the Great Lakes and as such it is ideally located for people who want to see this geographically and economically historic part of North America. If you are going to travel to Thunder Bay on holiday, make sure you pre-book your car hire from Thunder Bay Airport before you go. It will save you lots of time at the airport and gives you the best car rental price offered – a lot different to being told that the most expensive hire car is all that is left at the airport.  

Leaving Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) in Canada by car is a relatively straightforward process, and the region generally offers good driving conditions. Here's some information to help you:

Road Conditions:

Thunder Bay is located in Northwestern Ontario, where road infrastructure is typically well-maintained. Roads, especially major highways, are paved and kept in good condition.


Road signs in Canada are typically in English, and you'll find clear signage to guide you both at the airport and on major roadways. Thunder Bay is well-connected to the Trans-Canada Highway, which is marked with distinctive signage.

Distance to Nearest Cities and Towns:

Thunder Bay is the largest city in Northwestern Ontario, and it's surrounded by smaller towns and communities. Here are some distances to nearby places of interest by car:
Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation: This Indigenous community is just across the river from Thunder Bay and is easily accessible within a few minutes.
Thunder Bay to Nipigon: Nipigon is approximately 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) east of Thunder Bay via Highway 11/17. The drive typically takes around 1.5 hours.
Thunder Bay to Kakabeka Falls: Kakabeka Falls is a popular natural attraction about 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) west of Thunder Bay. The drive takes around 30-40 minutes.
Thunder Bay to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park: This beautiful park is located east of Thunder Bay and is approximately 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) away. The drive usually takes about an hour.

Weather Considerations:

Thunder Bay experiences typical Canadian weather, including cold winters with snow and ice. Be prepared for winter driving conditions if you visit during the colder months.
It's advisable to check the weather forecast and road conditions, especially if you plan to travel during the winter season.

Overall, driving from Thunder Bay Airport is a convenient way to explore the region, including its beautiful natural attractions, hiking trails, and outdoor activities. Just be prepared for varying weather conditions, especially during the winter, and ensure you have the necessary equipment and clothing for safe travel.

Current Rental Rates at Thunder Bay Airport

Kia Rio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.25 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 379.81 EUR from 19/04/2021

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Kia Rio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.55 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 409.90 EUR from 19/04/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |

Kia Rio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.70 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 424.94 EUR from 19/04/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Thunder Bay Airport

  • Thunder Bay International Airport is located only four miles from the city of the same name in Ontario
  • Over 600,000 people travelled through Thunder Bay Airport last year
  • Most flights are domestic or from Chicago and Mexican holiday resorts such as Cancun
  • The airport was originally called Fort William Municipal Airport then Canadian Lakehead Airport
  • The largest planes the airport can handle are the Boeing 737-600 with up to 200 passengers


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Thunder Bay Airport car hire information

  • 7.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    NATIONAL ehi
  • € 379.75
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  • € 54.25
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  • 24
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