Every second year in September, historically significant sites in Thunder Bay open their doors to the public free of charge allowing citizens the opportunity to explore community, culture and heritage through a variety of self-guided walking tours, guided historical tours, exhibits, photos, and stories illuminating some of the architectural and historical features of our City's past.
The Doors Open Concept
The Doors Open concept is a simple one: buildings of architectural and historical significance, many of which are not normally open to the public, open their doors to visitors for a day or a weekend. Many provide guided tours, special exhibits, displays or performances. In all cases, it is absolutely free. Learn about the history of this program,its goals, and other useful links:
DOORS OPEN 2014
The next Doors Open event will be held in 2014.
PAST DOORS OPEN THUNDER BAY EVENT INFORMATION
Doors Open 2012
- The eighth Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 and featured 13 sites of historical significance.
Doors Open 2010 Adobe PDF, 1 page, 738 KB
- The seventh Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 and featured 12 sites of historical significance.
Doors Open 2008 Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 496 KB
- The sixth Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, and featured 12 sites of historical significance.
Doors open 2007
Doors Open 2006 Adobe PDF, 1 pages, 702 KB
The fourth Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, and featured 15 sites of historical significance.
Doors Open 2005 Adobe PDF, 3 pages, 42 KB
- The third Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, and featured 11 site of historical significance.
- Buoyed by community interest and enthusiasm from its first experience, the second Doors Open Thunder Bay event was held on Sept. 11, 2004 and featured 12 heritage sites.
- The very first Doors Open Thunder Bay event, was held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003. With 12 participating sites of heritage and historical interest, the event attracted over 2,500 visitors.
Doors Open 2002
- In 2002, the Heritage Advisory Committee had learned of the Doors Open Ontario event coordinated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and decided to participate by launching a Thunder Bay Doors Open event.