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2080 Highway #61
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7J 1B8


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Hotel Overview

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Discover the tranquility that Thunder Bay has to offer just a short drive from the city center. The Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre is surrounded by the scenic Nor'Wester Mountains, offering breathtaking views right from the comfort of your room.

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Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, this award-winning hotel has it all! We provide guests with exceptional customer care, superb, full-service amenities and an unbeatable Nor'Wester Mountain location. Guests will be treated to spacious guest rooms featuring premium television and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Suites are available to accommodate the entire family. The Cliffhanger Restaurant & Bar offers one of the largest patio areas that captures the panoramic view of the mountains. For a more comfortable stay on the road, this Ontario hotel features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, private steam and sauna rooms and a fitness center. Business travelers will appreciate our fiber high-speed Internet as well as full-service conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 360 people. The picturesque and peaceful atmosphere of this conference destination will enhance any meeting and increase delegate participation and concentration.

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon picnicking with the family in Fort William Historical Park, playing a round of golf at Fort William Country Club or in the winter, skiing Loch Lomond Ski Area. Catch an exciting sporting event at nearby Thunder Bay Tournament Centre. Ski fanatics will appreciate being situated so close to Kamview Nordic Ski Centre. The Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre frequently hosts guests in town attending conferences, hockey tournaments and antique car shows.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Make a reservation today and save!

100% smoke free full service hotel and conference center. Children 12 and under stay free with qualifying adult. 13 years and older are considered adults.


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Pets may be accepted. Please contact the hotel directly for full details.


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Hotel Amenities


  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, Cliffhanger Restaurant & Bar, open Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with the exception of Sunday's which is 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Overlooking the mountains and outdoor patio.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, our breakfast is like no other. Our complimentary breakfast allows for many great options from our breakfast menu in the Cliffhanger Restaurant. Breakfast not available for some rate plans. See front desk for details.
  • Indoor pool Heated Our pool is 45 feet long and 21 feet wide. There are capacity limits, which will be posted and hours of operation may change.
  • Steam room Public Sauna is temporarily closed with Provincial guidelines and for the safety and well being of our guests.
  • Hot tub, Whirlpool is temporarily closed with Provincial guidelines and for the safety and well being of our guests.
  • Exercise facility, Open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Weight lifting equipment, bench press, squat rack and free weights
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Locker facilities
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk A credit card is required upon arrival with photo id for all reservations. The cardholder must be present upon arrival and reside in the registered room. Cash, debit or prepaid will not be accepted as deposits or as an alternative to a credit card.
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Laundromat Self Serve Coin operated laundry machine and dryer available 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check out
  • Cable satellite television, full cable service
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, registered guests only and must be 18 and over. Printing of boarding passes and flight itinerary is complimentary with a limit of five pages per guest stay. Fees apply for other services/more printing and are subject to change
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Meeting facilities, six well decorated conference rooms with windows and view.
  • Meeting rooms available, six
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Equipment rental
  • Fibre High Speed Internet
  • Air-conditioning, in public areas
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Airport car, 5:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m.
  • Free parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Dual sports arenas
  • EV charging station
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  • Cable or satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave, available in our business rooms and specialty suites
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area, available, in business rooms with either one queen bed or one king bed
  • Dataports
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls, up to 30 minutes
  • Bathrobe, available
  • Room service, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Adjoining rooms, available with two double beds available on the main floor
  • Crib
  • Drive-up rooms with patio access available
  • Premium linens
  • CNN® or other 24 hour news station in guest room
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 7.80 kilometer(s) from Resolute Forest Products, pulp and paper mill
  • 7.90 kilometer(s) from Bombardier Transportation


  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from Thunder Bay Tournament CTR, Sports Arena
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Loch Lomond Ski Area, Ski Resort
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Hiking, hiking and walking trails
  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Kamview Cross-Country Ski, Cross Country Ski Lodge
  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Fort William Country Club, Golf
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from Ft. William Historical Pk, Tourist Fur Trading Park
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Mountain McKay Scenic Loo, Scenic Lookout
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Whitewater Golf Course, Premier 18 Hole Golf Course
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Marina Park
  • 18.00 kilometer(s) from Boulevard Lake
  • 16.00 kilometer(s) from Hillcrest Park, Hillcrest Park and Sunken Gardens
  • 27.00 kilometer(s) from Eagle Canyon, Canada's Longest Suspension Bridge


  • Cliffhanger Restaurant, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 9:00 PM on Sunday. Overlooking the mountains and outdoor patio.
  • 3 kilometer(s) from Neebing Steakhouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch
  • 3.10 kilometer(s) from Beaux Daddy's Grill House, bar/lounge, Cajun, open for: dinner
  • 9.60 kilometer(s) from Mr. Chinese, bar/lounge, Chinese, open for: dinner
  • 9.60 kilometer(s) from Naxos Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 9.90 kilometer(s) from Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, bar/lounge, Japanese, pen for: lunch, dinner, sushi
  • 14.10 kilometer(s) from Giorg Ristorante, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: dinner
  • 14.70 kilometer(s) from Keg Restaurant & Bar, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, steakhouse
  • 14.70 kilometer(s) from Caribou, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 15.40 kilometer(s) from Bistro One Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 18.40 kilometer(s) from Hoito, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, best Finnish pancakes in Thunder Bay!
  • 18.90 kilometer(s) from Tony & Adam's, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
  • 19.10 kilometer(s) from DeLuca's Family Restaurant, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 21.20 kilometer(s) from The Foundry, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
  • 21.20 kilometer(s) from The Sovereign Room, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
  • 21 kilometer(s) from Prospector Steak House, bar/lounge, American, Open for: dinner
  • 21.50 kilometer(s) from Gargoyles Grille & Ale, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 21.60 kilometer(s) from Masala Grill, bar/lounge, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 12.00 kilometer(s) from Confederation College, College
  • 17.00 kilometer(s) from Lakehead University, University

Nearby Cities

  • 59.00 kilometer(s) from Grand Portage, Minnesota, USA
  • 128 kilometer(s) from Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
  • 209 kilometer(s) from Schreiber
  • 224 kilometer(s) from Terrace Bay
  • 261 kilometer(s) from Two Harbours, Minnesota, USA
  • 305 kilometer(s) from Duluth, Minnesota, USA
  • 306 kilometer(s) from Marathon
  • 357 kilometer(s) from Dryden
  • 483 kilometer(s) from Wawa
  • 562 kilometer(s) from Kenora
  • 702 kilometer(s) from Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 716 kilometer(s) from Sault Ste. Marie


  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Loch Lomond Ski Area, skiing, tubing
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Kamview Cross-Country Ski
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from hiking
  • 2.50 kilometer(s) from golf, Fort William Country Club


  • 10.10 kilometer(s) from Arthur Street Marketplace, shops and services including Wal-mart®, hair dressers, CIBC Bank, Metro grocery store, Movati Athletic Club, Scotia Bank, Starbucks® and Candian Tire
  • 16.10 kilometer(s) from Thunder Centre, variety of box stores including Home Depot, Canadian Tire, LCBO, Giant Tiger, Old Navy, Home Sense, Winner's, Moore's Clothing, Toys "R" Us, Party City, Michaels, Starbucks®, Dollarama, Chatter's Hair Salon and The Shoe Comapny
  • 16 kilometer(s) from Intercity Shopping Mall, approximately 90 shops & services including Marshall's, Bath and Body Works, SportChek, American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Planet, RW & Co, Showcase, West 49m Garage Clothing, Pandora, Sunglass Hut, Lids, GNC, Foot Locker, Peoples Jewellers, Sephora, The Source, Shaw Cable, Telus and Koodo. Indulge yourself at one of the food court retailers for a great cup of coffee or a tasty meal.
  • 17.60 kilometer(s) from Thunder Bay Centre, located at the intersection of Memorial Ave and Central Avenue. Variety of stores and services including Wal-Mart Supercenter®, Best Buy, Staples, Indigo, Starbucks®, Dollarama, Subway® Restaurant, PetSmart, Nygard Clothing, Atmosphere and Kelsey Roadhouse
  • 20.20 kilometer(s) from County Fair Plaza, variety of stores and services including Wal-Mart®, Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, LCBO, Dollarama, No Frills and TB Public Library and C&G Hair and Esthetics


  • Roach's Taxi, Rental Car - Avis, Budget, National
  • Free local shuttle, from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., use the courtesy phone next to Porter Airlines counter and dial #06 to arrange pick up.
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from Thunder Bay International Airport
  • 15.08 kilometer(s) from Greyhound Bus Lines