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Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre

2080 Highway #61, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1B8
Phone: +1 807-473-9123   |   Fax: 807/473-9600   |   89 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:30 AM   |   Check In: 2:30 PM   |   Online Reservations

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.

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!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 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.
  • Indoor pool Heated 45 feet long and 21 feet wide
  • Steam room, private rooms available for nominal fee
  • Hot tub, Whirlpool is closed every Thursday for regular maintainance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Weight lifting equipment, bench press, squat rack and free weights
  • Rowing machine
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Locker facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check out
  • Cable satellite television, full cable service
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, self serve
  • 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, 6
  • 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
  • Aquatics instructor
  • Dual sports arenas

Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre

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Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre

Conveniently located, the best western plus norwester hotel & conference centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 48.315775  /  Latitude: -89.360485


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. On Arthur Street, turn left onto Highway 61, and then turn left onto Loch Lomand Road to the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre.

From: The south. On Highway 61, turn right onto Loch Lomond Road to the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre.

From: The east. On Highway 11-17, the highway turns into Highway 61. Turn left onto Loch Lomond Road to the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre.

From: The west. On Arthur Street, turn right onto Highway 61, then left onto Loch Lomond Road to the Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre.

Best Western Plus NorWester Hotel & Conference Centre

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Gammondale Farm Family Fun

Providing education on healthy lifestyles for families, Gammondale farm is in northern Ontario, just south of Thunder Bay in the town of Slate River. With draws like Pumkinfest, Haunted Cornfield, and old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh rides, the farm’s goal is to foster interest in nature and bring awareness to the importance of agriculture to a community.

Along with live animals and a farmyard full of activities, Gammondale Farm visitors can catch a glimpse of Canada’s Largest Catapult. Each year, events include the Christmas Nativity and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, while the farm hosts weddings and parties all year long.

Port Arthur Arena Ice Skating Rink

Providing frozen fun to all ages, Port Arthur Arena Ice Skating Rink is located in the city of Thunder Bay, in northern Ontario. Open year round, the ice provides visitors with a variety of activities, including ice hockey, broomball, figure skating and public skating sessions.

Port Arthur Arena hosts figure skating lessons, ice skating lessons and ice hockey clinics and is home to the Thunder Bay Figure Skating Club. With a seating capacity of just under 1,000, the arena is the perfect destination for athletes and sports fans alike.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Named for its formation of mesas and sills resembling a giant lying on its back, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is located on the Sibley Peninsula in northern Ontario, east of Thunder Bay. Lake Superior and the park's varied terrain provide habitats for a scenic variety of wildlife, and the eastern edge of the park touches the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Boasting over 100 kilometers of hiking trails, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park provides a great number of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Summer programs include guided nature walks, fishing, boating, cycling and even films at the park amphitheater.

Thunder Bay International Airport

The seventh busiest airport in Ontario, Thunder Bay International Airport, (YQT) – or simply Thunder Bay Airport – is a public use airport serving the city of Thunder Bay. Set in northern Ontario, YQT was first established in 1938 as Fort William Municipal Airport.

YQT supports several airlines including Jazz Aviation, Bearskin Airlines, Porter Airlines, Wasaya Airways, and WestJet. When visiting Thunder Bay, or flying to or from YQT, be sure to check into a nearby Best Western hotel.

Thunder Oak Cheese Farm

Northern Ontario is not only home to the Algonquin Provincial Park, but is also home to a wonderful Gouda cheese farm. The family-owned Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, located southwest of Thunder Bay, was established in 1981 by Jacob and Margaret Schep. The Schep's family lineage includes a long line of cheese-makers from Holland – this is a premier cheese-related attraction in northern Ontario.

Margaret learned the cheese-making process from her mother, a World Champion cheese maker, before emigrating to Canada. The Scheps make eight varieties of Gouda cheese in a variety of sizes. Step inside the cheese factory to see how the cheese is made. Before leaving, browse the selection of cheese and other Dutch items, including cookies and spices, in the gift store.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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
  • 10.10 kilometer(s) from Arthur Street Marketplace, 12 shops & services including Wal-Mart®, hairdressers, CIBC bank, Metro grocery store, Athletic Club fitness centre, Canadian Tire
  • 16.10 kilometer(s) from Thunder Centre, variety of box stores including Home Depot, Canadian Tire, LCBO, Home Outfitters, Old Navy, Pier 1®, Michaels, Starbucks®
  • 16.10 kilometer(s) from Intercity Shopping Mall, 102 shops & services including Sears, Zellers, American Eagle Outfitters, HomeSense®, West 49 & SportChek. Indulge yourself at one of the food court retailers for a great cup of coffee or a tasty meal.
  • 16.40 kilometer(s) from Wal mart Supercentre®, variety of stores and services including Wal-Mart®, Future Shop, Staples, Winners, Chapter's, Subway® Restaurant, PetSmart, Nygard Clothing
  • 20.20 kilometer(s) from County Fair Plaza, variety of stores and services including Wal-Mart®, Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, LCBO, Safeway,

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  • Cliffhanger Restaurant, on premises, bar/lounge, International, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 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.
  • Across the street from Neebing Steakhouse, bar/lounge, Steak House, 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: lunch, 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, open 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, International, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 15.40 kilometer(s) from Bistro One Restaurant, bar/lounge, International, 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 Restauran, 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
  • 22.00 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

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