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Thunder Bay Harbour


Thunder Bay Port Authority

P.O. Box 2266
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5E8
Tel: (807) 345-6400
Harbour Master)

You may also be required to work with the Canadian Coast Guard. Seek advice and guidance from the Harbour Commission concerning the requirements of any submission. Allow adequate lead time in order to ensure that your event will be approved.


The Thunder Bay Harbour commission will allow the harbour ice to be used for limited number of events each winter, subject to the condition of the ice. Permission to use the harbour ice will only be given to events that either provide an economic benefit to the City of Thunder Bay through tourism revenue, or appeal to a broad segment of the population. Any individual or organization wishing to hold an event on the harbour ice is required to:

  • Make a request in writing to the Manager, Tourism Division.
  • Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30 of each year for review.
  • The use of City property to access the ice surface is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Rules and Regulations Governing Access to the Harbour Ice.
  • Contact the Tourism Division at 625-3231 for more information.