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Sports Central

Sports Central

A Superior Sports Experience for Athletes and Fans Awaits

Play in Thunder Bay and find out why we are Sports Central!

We offer superb tournaments, races, bonspiels, championships and other events throughout the year. Our northern hospitality, fantastic sport facilities and accommodations, an international airport and location in the centre of Canada make Thunder Bay the ideal host city.

Our city has an outstanding track record for hosting major national and international events. The list includes the 2016 Can-Am Police Fire Games, 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships, the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games, the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championships, the 1981 Jeux Canada Summer Games, the 1995 World Nordic Ski Championships, the 1997 Scouts Canada Jamboree, and the 1996 Scott Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women's Curling Championship.

Thunder Bay has an excellent reputation as a host for winter sport events. The City has two outstanding cross country ski facilities and close to 100 kilometres of groomed trails, 20 sheets of ice at three curling clubs and eight hockey rinks.

The city is also a proven host for summer events with two world class baseball parks, superb soccer fields plus renovated facilities for athletics and tennis at Fort William Stadium and the Thunder Bay Tennis Centre. The Canada Games Complex, Lakehead University and the Sports Dome offer opportunities to stage a multitude of indoor events from swimming and diving to basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer.

For assistance with planning a bid on a sport championship, starting a new event or enhancing an existing event, contact:

Katherine Ball, Tourism Development Officer
City of Thunder Bay
Tel: (807) 625-3231
Toll Free: 1-800-667-8386