North of Superior Tourism Association Members located in Shuniah:
|Amethyst Mine Panorama|
|Amethyst Mine Panorama is the largest deposit in North America. It was discovered in 1955 as a result of a road being built to the forest fire lookout tower (McTavish Tower) visible from the mine sight. Amethyst production started in 1960 and the mine has produced continuously since then.|
The mine produces 40% usable amethyst by volume. A large digging area, open to the public, contains 20% usable amethyst and is the main source of pick your own amethysts. Open from May to October.
|Thunder Bay International Hostel|
|Budget hostel and camping (tenting) facility. Close to Hwy 11/17 at Mackenzie Station Rd and Lakeshore Drive, 18km East of Thunder Bay. Drops on and off by Greyhound bus. Close (1km) to Lake Superior/Mackenzie River/falls. Sorry, no Credit Cards.|
|KOA - Thunder Bay|
|Make our KOA campground your headquarters to experience the natural beauty of nearby Lake Superior and the region's attractions. Go rockhounding at open-pit amethyst mines. Explore 130-foot Kakabeka Falls and Ouimet Canyon. Relive area history at Fort William Historical Park, a re-created 1815 trading post complete with costumed natives, trappers and traders, and at the Centennial Park 1910 Logging Camp. KOA's 90 acres of spruce, birch and poplar shimmer with color in autumn. Our campsites are tucked in the trees and in wide-open sunshine. We have camping cabins & *NEW* lodges available |