Coming To Thunder Bay

I Have a Question…

The general information about Thunder Bay provided on this page is meant only as a guide to help make finding accommodations, restaurants, and other city services easier for you.

For more information about your tests, treatments, and procedures, please contact the office of the doctor or program who booked your appointment.

For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.

How Do I Get There?

If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.


Information About Travelling to Thunder Bay

Travelling to Thunder Bay for treatment can be difficult, especially if you have never been to Thunder Bay before. The information provided on this page is meant to help you find some of the basic services you’ll need including accommodations and restaurants.

What to Expect

About Your Appointment

Your doctor or specialist at the Health Sciences Centre will give you the details of your appointment. If you have several appointments on different days, it may be possible to book all appointments on one day. Contact your primary care provider’s office to find out (the further ahead you can arrange this, the better).

Please bring all appointment forms with you to your appointment. If you need help finding where your appointment is at the Health Sciences Centre, you can give these forms to Admitting or the Information Desk and they will help you find the way.

Planning Your Trip

Below are some links to the City of Thunder Bay website regarding accommodations and transportation in Thunder Bay.


The Airlane Hotel offers patients and their families staying in Thunder Bay a special rate:

More accommodations can be found here:

Maps and Transportation



Things to Do

Travel Information


Other Information

Northern Health Travel Grant

The Northern Health Travel Grant helps pay some of the travel-related expenses for those who need to travel 100 km or more to receive specific medical services. You can find out more about this program at:

Information for Indigenous Patients

People travelling from remote First Nation communities often have additional needs and concerns. We have developed a separate information page to cover these, which you can find here:

Information for Indigenous Patients, Families, and Communities