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Carved Snowflake Kids at the Fireplace Chili Cook-Off Snow Sculptures

Monday, February 20, 2017, noon-5 pm

Winter delights with a true northern flavour! SnowDay is a free celebration of all things winter that takes place annually on Family Day, at Marina Park. Our theme for 2017 is CANADA 150! 

SnowDay is centered around outstanding professional snow sculptures and features activities and entertainment for all ages.  There are opportunities to participate in uncommon winter sports like kicksledding and fat tire biking, try making bannock over the fire, learn snow carving, play modern and traditional winter games and go skating. NEW for 2017: check out the Rail Jam Competition in the Festival Area!

Warming activities and craft demonstrations take place inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre and Mariner’s Hall.  Spectator opportunities throughout the event include music performances, buskers and demonstrations by community groups.

There is also great local food and drink like bannock and hot chocolate - and you can taste and cast your vote for Best Chili at the Chili Cook-Off, a fundraiser in support of Empty Bowls Caring Hearts that showcases some of Thunder Bay’s premier restaurants and chefs.   

Thunder Bay celebrates winter with SnowDay on the shores of Lake Superior!

For more information, call Community Services Reception at (807) 625-2351 or email Calla Sampson, Recreation & Culture Programmer at


NEW Sponsors are always welcome to join THE SNOWDAY team!

If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this memorable event or others, please call Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, at (807) 625-2487 or email