Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 4 Issue: 3

In This Issue:

City of Thunder BayWin 7 Days with the Giant

Tourism Thunder Bay’s Seven Days With The Giant Contest Returns
Tourism Thunder Bay in association with local and regional tourism organizations and operators, is bringing back Canada’s ultimate outdoor adventure contest campaign – Win 7 Days with the Giant.

Be sure to enter and tell all your family and friends about this awesome contest for a chance to win an all-inclusive weeklong adventure exploring the city of Thunder Bay and its North Shore region. The winner and three of their guests will start with paid return airfare form anywhere in North America, digital camera package, camping gear and a beautiful Sleeping Giant watercolour painting. From there they will create their own adventure to include exploring Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Fort William Historical Park sailing and angling on Lake Superior, mountain biking, hiking, culinary and cultural adventures, and much more!

Contest closes on May 31, 2011 at midnight. Enter by going to This contest is not open to residents.

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).  For more information, visit or call (807) 983-2041.


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 March Break Madness Sale!
Register online between Mar 14-20/11 to enjoy March Break Savings when registering for the following photo workshops. Save $5 off each workshop price. All one-day workshops run from 10am – 5pm at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, unless specified. For full details, online registration, and cancellation policy, visit Package price savings is 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

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

  • Mar 10 – Gino Vannelli
  • Mar 12 – Blues Showcase
  • Mar 24 – Bowfire
  • Mar 27 – Tommy Hunter’s Last Tour

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

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

  • Mar 5 – TBSO Gala Ball
  • Mar 22 – TBSO Classical Plus series: Mozart Swings Too
  • Mar 26 – TBSO Pops V: SymphRONica
  • Mar 31 – TBSO Masterworks V: Ode to Joy

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

Hana’s Suitcase at Magnus Theatre
From Mar 3 - 19, Magnus Theatre will be performing Hana’s Suitcase. For more information, visit or to purchase tickets, call (807) 345-5552.

Ski the Giant During the Sleeping Giant Loppet
Join Thunder Bay Nordic Trails for the annual Sleeping Giant Loppet at Sleeping Giant Provincial; Park on March 5. Take part in the 8km Mini-Loppet, 20 km event or the challenging 50km event. For more information, visit, or call (807) 708-5127.

Health & Wellness Expo Coming in April
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual Superior Living Health Wellness Expo April 9 & 10 at the Valhalla Inn.  This immersive event provides fun and education on health, wellness, nutrition and fitness with over 70 exhibits, interactive displays and informative seminars. For more information, visit

Local Art Exhibits

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

  •  Until Mar 20: CAHEP Artists in the 5th
  • Mar 4-27: Lakehead University Visual Arts Department
    • Mar 4-27: Annual Student Juried Exhibition
    • Mar 4 – 20: Annual Major Studio Exhibition
  • March 25 – May 15: The Mamanis: Portraits of an Andean Family

Events at Definitely Superior Art Gallery
In March Definitely Superior Art Gallery (250 Park Ave) presents: For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • Mar 19, 8 pm – 2 am: Electronika 3: live electronic music showcase; all ages/$5.
  • Mar 26, 7-10pm: Gala Opening Reception for the new International Multi-media exhibitions: River Lenka Novakova; Canadian Contemporary 12; The Erudition – Kelly Richardson. The Exhibition will run until April 30.
  • Mar 26-29: “Urban Infill – Art In The Core 5” Downtown –Wide Art Exhibition: Rediscover “The Waterfront District” through Contemporary Art!
    • Gala Opening Reception: Mar 26, 7-10pm; After Party 10pm – 2am: See multi-disciplinary art by 350+ international/national/regional artists at 15 downtown north locations – including empty retail spaces transformed into new temporary art galleries! “Wearable Art” performances in downtown window spaces, artist talks, music & refreshments! Start at the gallery for Maps and performative Tour Guides!
    • Exhibition also runs from Mar 27 – 29 10-6pm.

General Tourist Information

Fort William Historical Park is open and Active During the Winter Months.
Daily walking tours are available twice daily at 11 am and 2 pm, seven days a week. Admission cost is $6.60, children ages five and under are free. Facilities and programming for conferences, meetings, education programs, and custom-designed programs are also available. For details or more information, call (807) 473-2344, e-mail 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.

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

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