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Botanical Conservatory

Flowers at Botanical Conservatory

The Centennial Botanical Conservatory is a fascinating place to visit. Opened in 1967 by the Fort William Parks Board as a Centennial project, it is a legacy to the citizens of Thunder Bay.

The central and largest room in the Conservatory is the tropical house - a humid arboretum featuring exotic flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants from around the world in a year-round tropical setting.

Inside of greenhouse at ConservatoryThe greenhouses adjacent to the Conservatory are used by staff to raise bedding plants and hanging floral displays for use in Thunder Bay Parks. For a spectacular season floral display, see Hillcrest Park

Amenities & Attractions:


  • Tropical arboretum filled with flowering plants and exotic trees and shrubs from around the world
  • Park benches
  • Waterfall and wishing pond
  • Washroom facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Guided Tours of conservatory available


  • Community and children's gardens 
  • Picnic tables and park benches
  • Shade trees
  • Pollinator garden
  • Horticultural Society perennial garden
  • Bee hives
  • Adjacent to paved recreation trails - Trails Map  Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 4.87 MB  
  • Motorcoach parking

Hours: 10 am-4 pm, 7 days a week

Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.

Group Admission Rates: Schools & Non-Profit Organizations free

Wedding Ceremonies/Photos: 1/2-hour session $56.50; 1-hour session $113.00, incl. HST. Reservations required: call Booking at 625-2941.

Location: 1601 Dease Street West, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5H4 (west off Balmoral Avenue)

Contact Information:

Telephone: (807) 622-7036
Conservatory Bookings (807) 625-2941