The Chippewa Beach is a great place for summer swimming. Come relax on the beach or go for a dip in the water. The Chippewa Park Beach is a wonderful sandy beach excellent for relaxing on the shores or playing in the water. One of the few public beaches on Lake Superior, the child friendly water play area is ideal for young children. A shallow water area makes it a safe environment and one that is warmer than the main body of the lake. Change facilities are located close by. Over $500,000 has been invested to date to ensure that the beach remains open to the public throughout the summer.
Sandy Beach Park
Starting in 2012, the Sandy Beach Park swimming area will be supervised by two lifeguards during July and August. This popular destination has grown in attendance over recent years as more and more members of the public discover it. Its Lake Superior wave action keeps the beach open through much of the swimming season.
During the operating season a food and beverage concession is located in the corner of the main pavilion. Standard park fare of hot dogs, hamburgers and fries are available. Also avalible are cheeseburgers, sausages, pogos, onion rings, grilled cheese, chicken strips, poutines, and for a more healthy choice you can choose the caesar salad or the fruit cup. Inside and outside seating areas are available. On the hot days, come grab some ice cream (many different choices) too.
June: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Daily
- Extended hours for Special Events
- Noon to 5 on Weekends
July: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Open Late for your convenience
Inside of the main concession hall in the pavilion is our history wall. Here you will see many pictures illustrating Chippewa Park's past including it's founder, and different leaders. Next time you are visiting the park, make sure to include the history wall in your tour, you won't want to miss it!
Chippewa Park is one of the most beautiful natural places in the area for birding. With long stretches of path along the shoreline and trails within the park, you will be amazed at the different species you may see while visiting the park.
Chippewa Park is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. Between the beach, trees and views within the park, there is always something new and exciting to see while walking through the park.
Volleyball & Baseball
There are a number of spaces for recreational sports out at Chippewa Park as well, including baseball fields and a volleyball net next to the beach...perfect for practicing with your team, or just enjoying a sunny afternoon.
With five seperate fields to choose from as well as the beach, picnics are always in abundance at Chippewa Park. Whether renting a field for a work picnic, or just for a fun family afternoon, Chippewa Park is the place to go. With the beach close by, amusement rides, wildlife park, and playground, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Sleeping Giant Viewing Area
Union Gas of Thunder Bay, strong supporters of The Friends of Chippewa Park, embarked on an interesting project last summer that will provide lasting benefits to the park. With the generous donations of a number of employees, local business people, and just those who love the park raised $2,360.00 for The Friends of Chippewa Park, and provided 20 white pine trees to the organization. These trees have since been planted throughout the park. In June of this year, Union Gas employees developed a viewing area for visitors to enjoy the fantastic view of the Sleeping Giant. The viewing area isl be made up of a couple of benches along with a flower garden so visitors and regular users of the park can view what we all believe is one of the seven wonders of Canada - The Sleeping Giant. In addition, a plaque recognizing those who contributed to the viewing area and information on the legend of the Sleeping Giant is placed in the area.