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Archives Awareness Week 2011

Curious about how people lived and worked in Thunder Bay one hundred years ago? Want to learn about the variety of historic documents and materials kept to safeguard knowledge for the future?

A postcard of Fort William

The City of Thunder Bay Archives will be holding public tours on April 7 and 8, between 11 am and 2 pm, to celebrate Archives Awareness Week. The community is invited to visit for a behind-the-scenes look at this institution and its work.

As 2011 is the United Nations’ International Year of Forests, the Archives has prepared a display highlighting the work of the Forest Capital Development Association. This non-profit organization celebrated Ontario’s Northwest being named the Forest Capital of Canada in 2000 by planning and carrying out events and activities across the region.

Visitors will also be invited to explore records and artifacts showing the development of Thunder Bay’s public parks from the earliest years of the 20th century to the present.

Archives Awareness Week is celebrated in Ontario on the first week of April. Events are held in historical institutions across the province.


Tours will be held every half hour beginning at 11 am with the last tour held at 1:30 pm each day. Staff will lead you through parts of the facility not normally open to the public, present exhibits of historic material, and answer questions.

Visitors to the City Archives are welcome at any time.

How to Contact Us



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