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The City Archives welcomes visitors online and in our facility. If you are researching your family's genealogy, a property or history, the Archives can help. MORE

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women's history month 

A celebration of the contributions of notable women to Thunder Bay's history. more

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One hundred years of play

The Playgrounds Program began in 1914. Join the Archives in Celebrating 100 Years of Play! more

You can now search all our finding aids and lists of records online. New records descriptions are added every month as our collections grow.  

We are taking part in the World War One Centennial Project, hosted by the Thunder Bay Public Library. More information, resources, and images are being added throughout the centennial period, 2014 to 2018. Members of the public are also invited to contribute to this community project!

City of Thunder Bay Archives photos are on Flickr! While this site only displays a small sample of our total collection, more will be added regularly.

The City of Thunder Bay Archives preserves, promotes, and makes public the City’s corporate history by managing documents through systematic records management controls and standards established by the Canadian Council of Archives.  


City Archives, 235 Vickers Street N., Thunder Bay
Mailing address: 500 Donald Street E., Thunder Bay ON  P7E 5V3
Tel: (807) 625-2270
Fax: (807) 622-4212
Manager: Matt Szybalski, Corporate Records Manager and City Archivist
Tel: (807) 625-3390