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

Monday, February 19, 2018

12pm - 5pm

The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce that SnowDay has been named one of Festivals and Events Ontario's Top 100 Festivals! 

SnowDay is a free celebration of all things winter that takes place annually on Family Day, at Marina Park.

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, learn snow carving, play modern and traditional winter games and go skating.

Activities include,
* Feather investigations with Science North
* Winter games with Children & Youth 
* Snowshoeing with Chaltrek 
* Public snow carving with Willow Springs Creative Centre
* Face painting with Our Kids Count
* Kicksledding
* Skating Party with LU Radio 
* Ice Fishing with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters 
* Sensory Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt and other fun activities with Roots & Branches Forest School
* And so much more!

Keep your eyes open for the Birds of the Bay community engagement art installations and the Waterfront Yarn Bomb organized by Camp Happy Heart Fibre Arts.

Warming activities and 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 The Regional Food Distribution Association 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

FEO Top 100 

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