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Located at 17 North Cumberland Street, the hotel itself has an interesting history. Almost a century ago, the idea for a Canadian National Railway Hotel came up during a poker game between several big players traveling in a private rail car to Winnipeg. John James Carrick (mayor of Port Arthur) and Sir William Mackenzie (president of the CPR) and Sir Donald Mann, wielded the cards around the table and bet on a winner when they made a deal resulting in the erection of the Prince Arthur Hotel in 1910.
The Prince Arthur Hotel officially opened March 14, 1911, $850,000 later. It was described as one of the best furnished and appointed hotels on the continent.
Today, the Prince Arthur can be described as the only hotel in Thunder Bay that can offer a spectacular view of the Sleeping Giant.
As tales of old are spun, one can enjoy the hotel’s recent updates. It’s newer interior meets the needs of its corporate and traveling clientele without compromising its century-old charm. We are committed in making every effort to ensure our guest’s stay is comfortable and relaxing.
From one of our happy customers:
“The Prince Arthur Hotel went above and beyond in their support of the Haywood Noram 2011 World Junior/U23 Championship Trials. Hosting our press conference, providing wax and breakfast facilities for teams, providing accommodations for our Technical Delegate and hosting our volunteer thank- you reception are just a few of the services that the Prince Arthur Hotel provided. Partnerships like this truly make an event possible and prove that Thunder Bay is a great community! Thank-you Prince Arthur for all of your support! You made our vision a reality and we truly appreciate everything you have done for this event! Prince Arthur is defiantly the way to go and we highly recommend them for sporting events!”