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Encyclopedia > Current River Greenway
Current River Greenway
North shore of Boulevard Lake, looking east, on a summer evening
Type Conservation Area and Public Park
Location Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 48°27′30″N, 89°11′41″W
Size 263 hectares (650 acres)
Operated by City of Thunder Bay, Parks Division
Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority
Boulevard Lake dam.

The Current River Greenway is a 263 hectare (650 acre) park system located in the north end of Thunder Bay, Ontario along the Current River. Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Established 1970 (amalgamation between Fort William and Port Arthur) Incorporated as Towns Port Arthur in 1884 Fort William in 1892 Incorporated as Cities Both Port... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a metric unit of surface area, equal to 100 ares (the name is a contraction of the SI prefix hecto + are). ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Established 1970 (amalgamation between Fort William and Port Arthur) Incorporated as Towns Port Arthur in 1884 Fort William in 1892 Incorporated as Cities Both Port... The Current River is a river in Northwestern Ontario, Canada which empties into Lake Superior. ...


Throughout the greenway is 50km of public trails that are part of the Thunder Bay Recreational Trails and the Trans Canada Trail system. Five kilometres of paved trail circle Boulevard Lake. Part of the trail system incorporates the Black Bay Bridge, North America's first single spandrel, reinforced concrete bridge, which was built in 1911. The trails around Boulevard Lake are also used for various walking marathons in support of local and national charities. Trails outside of the Boulevard Lake area are not paved. Trail in BC Trans Canada Trail pavilion in Fredericton, New Brunswick The Trans Canada Trail is a proposed 18 078 km-long trail in Canada. ... A spandrel is originally a term from Architecture, but has more recently been given an analogous meaning in Evolutionary biology. ... Reinforced concrete at Sainte Jeanne dArc Church (Nice, France): architect Jacques Dror, 1926–1933 Reinforced concrete, also called ferroconcrete in some countries, is concrete in which reinforcement bars (rebars) or fibers have been incorporated to strengthen a material that would otherwise be brittle. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...

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Birch Point Park

Birch Point Park is located on Birch Point, a peninsula in that separates Boulevard Lake two portions. The park was dedicated in 2000 as part of the Millennium project. It features a sculpture representing the city's forestry heritage and it's designation as the Forest Capital of Canada 2000, as well as walking paths and specimens of each of Canada's provincial trees. It is one of the most recent additions to the Boulevard Lake Park network. A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula (from the latin words paene insula, almost island) is a geographical landform consisting of an extension of a body of land from a larger body of land, surrounded by water on three sides. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bluffs Scenic Lookout

The Bluffs Scenic Lookout is located above the Current River, accessible off of Arundel Street north of Boulevard Lake. The site provides panoramic views of the Black Bay Bridge, Boulevard Lake, and the Sleeping Giant. It is open to the public year-round. Sleeping Giant is the name of several land formations that have become shaped through erosion or other geologic factors to resemble a slumbering person. ...


Boulevard Lake Park

Boulevard Lake Park is a large public park area located in and maintained by the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The park is centred around Boulevard Lake, which was created in 1901 after the construction of a dam resulted in the flooding a large area northeast of what was then the town of Port Arthur, Ontario. The first park was established in 1903 and since then it has proved to be a very popular destination for locals. Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Established 1970 (amalgamation between Fort William and Port Arthur) Incorporated as Towns Port Arthur in 1884 Fort William in 1892 Incorporated as Cities Both Port... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Port Arthur, Ontario, was a city in Northern Ontario which amalgamated with Fort William, Ontario and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre to form the City of Thunder Bay in January 1970. ...


The main park is 74ha located on the west shore of the southern portion of Boulevard Lake. It's features include a playground, a supervised sand beach, canoeing, kayaking and various other water sports, mini golf, a tennis court, picnic tables, a concession area, washrooms and changing rooms, and paddle boat and canoe rentals. The main park plays host to the Thunder Bay Dragon Boat Festival in late July, a two day event featuring dragon boat races and live musical performances and concessions. Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Miniature golf, also known as mini-golf, crazy golf or Putt-Putt, is a game modelled after the sport of golf. ... A dragon boat at the Stanley Dragon Boat Festival, Hong Kong, China A Dragon boat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport of Dragon boat racing which originated in China. ...


Winter activities include tobogganing down the slope on the eastern shore of the north portion of the lake. A modern bobsleigh toboggan A toboggan is a simple sled used on snow, to carry one or more people (often children) down a hill or other slope, for recreation. ...


Cascades Conservation Area

The Cascades Conservation Area is a 162 hectare conservation area is located north of Thunder Bay, Ontario and is accessible via Balsam Street. It is connected to Trowbridge Falls Park and Centennial Park by a series of hiking trails. The landscape features cascades in the river set against rock outcrops in a birch and poplar forest.


Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a recreation of a 1910 logging camp. It was created in 1967 as a centennial project. Centennial Park is a beautiful area that follows the shores of the rocky Current River. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Current River Community Centre and Playfield

Located east of the northern portion of Boulevard Lake, the Current River Community Centre features and indoor building which is used to host public events such as dances and town hall meetings, baseball diamonds and soccer pitches, and an indoor arena. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...


Current River Park

Current River Park, formerly known as Casino Park, is located on North Cumberland Street. It features a horseshoe pitching area and a model RC car track, as well as a public gathering area. Located to the east is the Current River and the "fish stairs", a rocky area created by the damming of the Current River. Plans are underway to expand the Current River Park to the shore of Lake Superior and connect the walking trails with 52km of waterfront. Modern horseshoes are most commonly made of iron and nailed onto the hoof. ... Thunder Bay is a large bay at the western end of Lake Superior. ...


Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park is located to the east of the north portion of Boulevard Lake. It's open spaces often are used for public gatherings.


Trowbridge Falls Park

Trowbridge Falls is a 302 hectare park located on an area of rapids on the Current River, across from Centennial Park. It is connected to Centennial Park by a small bridge, allowing access to trails in Centennial Park. It is also connected to the Cascades Conservation Area to the north. The park features 140 tent and trailer campsites , served by a small store, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities and a dump station. Cross country skiing is a popular winter activity in the park. According to local legend, the park is haunted.


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