Hidden away in northern Ontario lies a spectacular mine filled with glittering gemstones.

The Amethyst Mine Panorama is a magical place near Thunder Bay where you can dig for your own precious rocks, and it plans to reopen this spring.

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Visitors can wander through acres of purple, lavender, red and black amethysts and fill up a pail to bring home with them. 

Tours of the facility are also available, and there is a shop on site where you can purchase jewellery and other souvenirs. 

Closed-toed shoes are recommended, and safety protocols are in place for visitors. 

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Price: $10 admission, $4 per pound of amethyst

When: May 15, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Address: 500 Bass Lake Rd., Shuniah, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hunt for your own dazzling gemstones at this spectacular amethyst mine.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.