Grand Portage National Monument, MN. I had no idea what this place was I just saw the sign…National Park Service and thought I’d use my park card. What a great place. There’s fantastic view of Grand Portage Bay, Lake Superior and a living history museum preserving the history of Ojibwe people and the area’s center for fur trade in the 1800s. Voyagers, French-Canadian traders, traveled across Lake Superior and up the treacherous Pigeon River in a canoe with the hope of making some good trades.
Thunder Bay Ontario. Well this isn’t what I expected. I thought it would be a fishing town but it’s very touristy. I’m not really into the people scene, that’s not what this trip is about; however, there is some beautiful geography, mountains, great views of Lake Superior and a lighthouse. And I got my first taste of Tim Horton’s; best iced coffee I’ve ever had, and wraps are too bad either.
Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. Saved the best for last. To my dismay I wasn’t able to stay long. You have to pay to park here, into a box with five 1$ coins and all I have is a 1$ coin and a five bill in my Canadian money; and nowhere to get change. So I sneak down to the falls without paying but I do bring my guilty conscience and my camera. These are the most impressive I’ve seen yet and the most beautiful. I do hope I can come back again.