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The Key

Thunder Bay's Guide to Community Programs and Services.

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Looking for a recreational, cultural or educational activity in Thunder Bay? The Key is your guide to community programs and services! The publication is distributed to Thunder Bay residences and various agencies four times a year. View the full Spring Key below:


View each section of The Key below. Please note that some may take a few moments to load as they have a larger file size. 

The Key - broken down by section:   
Lakehead Public Schools Section
Confederation College Section
Lakehead University Section
CSDC des Aurores boréales Section
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board Section 
City of Thunder Bay - Community Services Section
Canada Games Complex, Churchill and Volunteer Pool Section 
Community Groups section


home delivery

The Key will be delivered to homes over the following weekends in Thunder Bay:

The Key - 2018 Delivery Dates
 Spring 2018 Key Weekend of February 16, 2018
 Summer 2018 Key Weekend of May 4, 2018
 Fall 2018 Key Weekend of August 10, 2018
Winter 2019 Key  Weekend of December 18, 2018


Rural Thunder Bay, look for your copy in Northwest Classified Plus box locations. In Nipigon and Red Rock, copies are now available at the Public Library. Additional copies can be picked up at any of the agencies listed at the bottom of this page as well as at various social, recreational and educational facilities across the city.

If you did not receive a copy of The Key, please call (807) 625-2351 and we will arrange to have one distributed to you. You can also pick up a copy at any of the agencies listed below, or at various recreational and community organizations. 

advertising in the key

If your group/organization is interested in being included in the Community Groups section of an upcoming issue of The Key, please contact the Key Coordinator at 625-3388 or via email at or download an application from this site when it becomes available a month before the deadline. 

The deadline for advertising in the upcoming Fall Key is June 22, 2018


The Key is a unique joint advertising initiative between seven local partners. Click on the links below for more information on each group involved in the Joint Advertising Committee.


For more information on The Key, contact the Key Coordinator at (807) 625-3388 or