Latlng: (48.342473, -89.294625)

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Thunder Bay District

Mount McKay Ski Lift

Discovered by sinkourswim
Created Nov 15 2011
Recent status Abandoned
Category Recreational
City Thunder Bay District, Ontario
Location # 3496

Not sure when this thing was in operation or when it closed but I know it wasn't running when we moved to Thunder Bay in 1989. It's located about 10 minutes from my house and I wasn't even aware of it's existence until about a year ago. It also took me a while to find it but having a dad who is retired MNR helps also. Most of the original cable frames that go up the hill are still standing except for one, and there is also one chair sitting in amongst the trees. Some of the motor equipment at the base of the hill is also still there. At the top there are more standing frames and the giant cable wheel. There is also the remains of some building and other random junk lying around. Easy to access since there are lots of trails going up and down. youtube video linked below

Latlng: (48.342473, -89.294625)

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avatar of dynamitelips
dynamitelips really cool, sort of hard to find but worth it! it''s kind of a hike to find it with some uphill and downhill found some broken ski poles and old ski goggles nearby!
Nov 06 2019
avatar of mowldec291
mowldec291 My dad said he used to ski here! Also Funny how most abandoned ski lifts get marked in red on google maps.
May 14 2014
avatar of forecastrain
forecastrain 1. This was the site of Thunder Bay's first ski jump. 2. It is used as a downhill mountain bike area in the summer, so be weary if you venture onto trails that look well used and/or have tire treads in the mud.
Feb 26 2014
avatar of canadavey
canadavey Very cool find. Thanks for sharing!
Nov 15 2011