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The Ideal Host City

Sports Central

Thunder Bay is Sports Central

Where atheltes come to play

Thunder Bay has a history for staging top-notch tournaments, races, bonspiels and championship event.

With over 400 years of welcoming visitors to the centre of Canada, discover why Thunder Bay is the ideal host city for sports of all seasons.

As the geographical centre of North America and the largest metropolitan centre in Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay is the ideal host city for championship sports events during every season.

We are the proud host city for the 2015 Haywood Ski Nationals (Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships), the 2015 Ontario U16 Alpine Ski Championships and in 2017, the U-18 Baseball World Cup.


Thunder Bay has a proud history of hosting championship sporting events. Our impressive resume includes:


  • World Junior Baseball Championships
  • Canadian University Men’s Hockey Championships


  • Special Olympics Canada Winter Games


  • Canadian Natioinal Dart Championships


  • The Dominion Canadian Curling Club Championships
  • Canadian All-star Girls Soccer Championships
  • Canadian Senior Little League Championships


  • Canadian Lightning Sailing Championships
  • Canadian Big League Little League Championships


  • Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships


  • Can-Am Police-Fire Games


  • U-18 Baseball World Cup