Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 4 Issue: 2

In This Issue:

City of Thunder Bay

2011 Thunder Bay Experience Guide Out Now
The 2011 Experience Guide has arrived in Thunder Bay and is available throughout the city including many attractions like the Terry Fox Information centre, Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay Historical Museum, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and accommodations in and around Thunder Bay. To receive a printed copy or to view the Guide online, visit or call 1-800-667-8386.

Terry Fox Information Centre’s Winter Hours
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to bring your visitors to the Terry Fox Information Centre throughout the winter season. The Centre is open between 9 am – 5 pm, seven days a week (closed on statutory holidays). The Centre will be closed Feb. 21 for Family Day. For more information, visit or call (807) 983-2041.

Winter Happenings At Fort William HIstorical Park

Winter Walking Tours: Available twice daily (11 am and 2 pm), seven days a week. Admission is $6.60, children ages five and under are free.

Upcoming events:

  • Feb 19-21 - Voyageur Winter Carnival. Tubing, Skating on the Kam, Giant Snow Maze, and much more.

Facilities and programming for conferences, meetings, education programs, and custom-designed programs.
For details or more information, call (807) 473-2344, e-mail or visit


Country Cozy Bed & Breakfast Offers "Winter Weekend Getaways"
Located in Lappe, 20 minutes north of Thunder Bay, Country Cozy B&B is offering “Winter Weekend Getaways” which includes a two-night stay, two breakfasts and a Saturday dinner, all for only $230 per couple. Only eight minutes from the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre and five minutes from Hazelwood Lake, this is the perfect place for a “mini vacation” this winter!
Country Cozy B&B also offers "Breakfast Only" bookings. Just call us to arrange your B&B breakfast for two or 20. Cost is just $10 per person. For more information, visit, or call (807) 767-7348.

2011 Giant Digital Photography Workshops Valentine's Day Deal!
To get a sweetheart of a deal for Valentine’s and outdoors enthusiasts, register online until Feb. 28 for one of the following workshops. Save $5 off each workshop price. All one-day workshops run from 10 am – 5 pm at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, unless specified. For full details, online registration, and cancellation policy, visit Packages price savings also available.

  • May 26, 6-9pm - "You and Your Digital Camera" at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park.
  • June 18- "Nature & Wildlife Photography"
  • July 17 – "Photographing People in Parks"
  • Aug 20 – "Nature Photography; Landscapes"
  • Sept 30 – Oct 2 – "Fall Colours" Weekend workshop. Save $10 off regular registration of $429 (includes accommodations).

Upcoming Special Events

February Events at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
The Auditorium proudly presents:

  • Feb 5 – Yuk Yuk’s On Tour
  • Feb 12 - For The Love of Live
  • Feb 22 – The Goo Goo Dolls

Visit or call (807) 684-4444 for more information.

Thunder Bay Symphony February Performances
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be holding the following performances during the month of February. For more information, visit

  • Feb 4 & 5 – TBSO Cabaret Series: Celtic Ceilidh
  • Feb 15 – TBSO Classical Plus Series: From Renaissance to Modern
  • Feb 19 – TBSO Pops Series: Trumpet in the Night
  • Feb 24 – TBSO Masterworks Series: Classic and Contemporary
  • Feb 27 – Symphony Sunday

The (Post) Mistress at Magnus Theatre
Until Feb 12, Magnus Theatre will be performing The (Post) Mistress. For more information, visit or to purchase tickets, call (807) 345-5552

LRCA Fundraising Dinner Auction
The Lakehead Conservation Foundation 2011 Fundraising Dinner Auction will be held on Thursday, Feb 10 at the Slovak Legion. This event usually sells out and seating is limited, get your tickets early. Call (807) 345-2377 for more information.

7th Annual Central Outdoor Show
Join us Feb 25—27 at the Sport Dome in Thunder Bay for Northwestern Ontario’s premier expo – the 7th Annual Central Canada Outdoor Show. See over 100 exhibits and interactive displays in outdoor sports, recreation and lifestyle. Special attractions include kids build a boat, fun castle and moose calling contests, archery range and more. The Show will also feature a photography contest for both adults and kids. A great show for ages 2-92! For more information, visit or call (807) 624-2621.

Cambrian Players presents The Lady’s Not for Burning
Cambrian Players presents a romantic comedy set in witch-hunting medieval England: Christopher Fry’s “The Lady’s Not for Burning”. Shows running Feb 24-26 and Mar 2-5 at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre, 24 S Court St in Thunder Bay, cost is $15. For more information, visit

Local Art Exhibits

Events at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is holding the following exhibits/events in February. For more information, visit

  • Until Feb 16 – Water As Metaphor: Works from the Permanent Collection
  • Until Feb 20 – Steeling the Gaze
  • Until Feb 27 – Glenn Nolan: Engaged: A Photographic Journey Through Latin America
  • Feb 25 – Winter Interlude Art Auction

Events at Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Definitely Superior Art Gallery is holding the following exhibits during the month of February. For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • Until April 30: "Urban Infill – Art in the Core" series: Featuring 17 multi-arts projects between January and April by 350 regional, national, and international artists at 15 downtown locations including both existing spaces and transforming accessible empty spaces! Re-discover “The Waterfront District” through contemporary art!
  • February 12 – March 12: See three new exhibitions!
    • Gala Opening Reception: Sat Feb 12, 7-10pm: Art, music, refreshments and an artist talk; by donation/all ages welcome.
    • Gallery 1: Further Adventures of Girl – Digital Print/Mixed Media Installation by Diyan Achjadi, Vancouver based International artist.
    • Gallery 2: Within Our Grasp – Installation/Mixed media by Marianne Kyryluk a Thunder Bay Regional artist.
    • Gallery 3: IV Incidental Video Screenings – Multi-Media/ Video Art Projections by Intarnational Internet Portals

General Tourist Information

Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority
2011 Explorer Cards are now on sale at the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority office in Thunder Bay. The $30 seasonal pass allows unlimited seasonal access to Conservation Areas. Anyone who purchases a 2011 Explorer Card will also receive a free 2011 Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Calendar! Call (807) 344-5857 or visit

Hold Your Event at Lakehead University
Planning an event or a conference can be an overwhelming task and it takes hard work to ensure it's a success. Lakehead University's attractive and safe location, functional facilities, delicious food and trouble-free planning can make your event a memorable success for all. Services include coordination of meeting space and social functions, arranging special room set-ups, accommodation bookings, ordering catering and performing food checks, signage distribution, arranging parking passes, booking A/V equipment and video conferencing, and on-call assistance throughout your event. For more information, visit or call (807) 343-8799.

Thunder Bay Country Market
Come visit Thunder Bay's largest farmers' market every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm in the Dove Building on the CLE grounds. With over 40 seasonal vendors for the best in locally-produced meats, eggs, seasonal produce, baking, handcrafted essentials, and ready-to-heat meals. For more information on vendors and products, visit

Stay in Touch Via E-mail While in Town
All locations of the Thunder Bay Public Library offer free public internet access computers and wireless (WIFI) service. For more information, including locations and hours of operation, please visit the Virtual Library 24/7 at

Fort William Historical Park