KAMVIEW NORDIC CENTRE
Kamview Nordic Centre is home to Thunder Bay Nordic Trails’ operations. Kamview features great skiing and lots of good family fun. With over 30km groomed trails, including 5.5kms of well lit trails, you can ski from 9am to 9pm throughout most of the winter. Located just a short drive down Highway 61 (turn right on to the 20th Side Road just before the Neebing Roadhouse), you can be on the trails and enjoying a great ski in minutes. We also boast over 20km marked snowshoe trails.
The cozy chalet offers a comfortable place to warm up, enjoy a snack or hot beverage, including delicious homemade soups, classic Kamview chili and our famous Kamview cookies. It is a place to meet your family and friends. The season is packed with family oriented fun events including Candlelight skiing and snowshoeing, Tin Can Challenges, Tour de Kamview, Fun Winter Triathlon, and much more. Kamview’s chalet, change rooms and washrooms are fully accessible to people with a disability and offers an inclusive environment for all. A large supply of ski and snowshoe rentals are available for on-site use.
Programs operating out of Kamview include Kamview Jackrabbits, Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club and Lake Superior Biathlon Bears Program.
KAMVIEW NORDIC SKI TRAILS
Looking for some beginner / intermediate trails?
The Road Way Ramble (1.1 km) is an easy two way trail that takes you up to the “Hub”. From the “Hub” you will find the Beaver (1.9 km) and the Aspen (3.0 km), both of which are intermediate trails that loop back to the Hub. And if it’s a sunny day with little wind, you won’t find a nicer loop than the Meadow, which is rated easy, but a great trail to soak up some sun as you cross the fields with a great view of the Nor’westers! The JackRabbit (3.8 km) is a beautiful rolling trail, considered intermediate, and found off the Roadway Ramble. Don’t be fooled by the name, it is not dedicated to the Jackrabbit program and is well worth the ski! On the other side of the trail network, you’ll find the Tamarack trail, which is an easy 3.2 km flat trail that winds through the tamaracks. It is accessed from the SunUp trail.
Looking for a challenge?
The 6.8 km Lookout trial is a challenging loop that takes you through some great terrain. There is much less traffic on this trail but there are some spectacular views!
Want to take your dog for ski?
Take yourself over to Dudleys, which is an easy 2.2 km loop. You can start from the far end of the parking lot (away from the chalet). But don’t forget to check in/pay at the chalet before you head out! Dogs must be OFF LEASH on this trail and if they do their business on the trail, use your pole to flick it into in the bush. Remember that dogs must be on their leash when near the chalet.
Looking for some night skiing?
We have 5.5 kms of trails that are lit for night skiing – the SunUp, SunDown and Northern Lights trails. Lights go on at dusk and stay on until 9:30 pm every night. Keep in mind that the chalet closes at 9 pm weeknights, 8 pm on Saturday and 6 pm on Sunday!
KAMVIEW NORDIC SNOWSHOE TRAILS
A Different Way to Discover Kamview
Kamview now has over 11 kms of snowshoe trails that take you through mature Balsam Fir and Poplar, Spruce and Tamarack forests and also wide open meadow. Meandering through the property, the snowshoe trails occasionally cross the ski trails so please be sure to follow proper etiquette. Yield to skiers and step over the classic tracks. Take your time and watch for all the signs of wildlife at Kamview.
The 4.4km Wilderness Wander is an easy wide trail that starts at the chalet and heads up a gentle sloping hill to The Hub. From there, you have several branch trails that wind through poplar forest and wide open meadow allowing a beautiful view of the Nor’westers. This trail traverses private property – please be respectful so we can continue to enjoy this beautiful area. Dogs are permitted on or off leash on this snowshoe trail only.
Most of the trails at Kamview qualify for easy to intermediate. The Chickadee, Jackrabbit Crossing and Snowshoe Hare act as connector trails.
The Whiskey Jack and Whitetail snowshoe trails are both longer loop trails that parallel the Aspen and Tamarack ski trails respectively. The Whitetail is appropriately named as deer take advantage of the packed trails to wander about.
Want a Challenge?
The Uppercut Follow and The Gully are the most challenging and are links between the North Lookout and the Whitetail, and Chickadee and Whitetail. Portions of these challenging trails have rope holds.
The North Lookout and the South Lookout have stunning vistas and are popular destinations for snowshoers. From the chalet, either hike is approximately a 40 minute one way trip.
Thunder Bay Nordic Trails is a non-profit organization that grooms over 30km ski trails and maintains over 15 km snowshoe trails at Kamview Nordic Centre.
851 20th Side Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1M6