Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 4 Issue: 4

In This Issue:

City of Thunder Bay

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 of the city of Thunder Bay or those residing within a 50 km radius of the city.

Terry Fox Information Centre’s Spring Hours
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to bring your visitors to the Terry Fox Information Centre throughout the spring season. Tour the site, visit the monument or pick up travel information about the many things to see and do in the city. The Centre is open between 9 am – 5 pm, seven days a week (closed on statutory holidays).  The Centre will be closed on April 22 for Good Friday, and 25 for Easter Monday. For more information, visit or call (807) 983-2041.


2011 Giant Digital Photography Workshops Easter Sale!
Register online from April 22 - 25, 2011 to enjoy Easter Savings on the following photo workshops. Save $5 off each workshop price. All one-day workshops run 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

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

  • April 1 – Gerry Dee Live in 2011
  • April 2 - Crystal Gayle
  • April 3 – Jackson Browne
  • April 6 – Bruce Cockburn
  • April 19 – Bill Engvall
  • April 25 – Video Games Live
  • April 30 – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber

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

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra wraps up their 2010/11 Season
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be holding the following performances during the month of April. For more information, visit

  • April 3 – TBSO Family Concert – Tubby the Tuba
  • April 8 & 9 – TBSO Cabaret Series – Steamy Nights
  • April 16 – TBSO Pops VI: Brian Goes to Boston
  • April 28 – TBSO Masterworks VI: Kuerti

Home and Garden Show at the CLE Grounds
From April 1-3 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds, see the latest in home and garden products at this year’s Home and Garden Show.  Admission is free. For more information, visit, or call (807) 6222-6473.

Old Love at Magnus Theatre
From April 7 - 23, Magnus Theatre will be performing a romantic Comedy titled Old Love. For more information, visit or to purchase tickets, call (807) 345-5552.

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

5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Gammondale Farm
On April 23 from 11am to 3pm, Gammondale Farm welcomes you to their farm for their 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Cost is $11/child, $6/adult and under 2 free. For more information, pleased call (807) 475-9609 or e-mail

Gear Up For Outdoors 25th Anniversary Tent Central Weekend
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to Gear Up for Outdoors’ 25th Anniversary Tent Central Weekend on April 29 – May 1 at Baseball Central Park. The largest collection of tents on display in one location in North America! Over 95 different tents including brands like Eureka, Marmot, MSR, The North Face and more... For more information, visit either or

Take a trip Around the World at Folklore Festival 2011
On April 30 and May 1 at the Fort William Gardens, take a trip around the world during this year’s Folklore Festival 2011. For more information, visit

Local Art Exhibits

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

  • Until May 15: The Mamanis: Portraits of an Andean Family
    • April 1 – Artist Talk with Marjorie Clayton
  • April 1 – May 15: Rachel Kalpana James: Tagore: Bright Oriental Star
    • April 14 – Artist Talk with Rachel Kalpana James
  • April 1 – May 22: Allen Smutylo: Wild Places Wild Hearts: Nomads of the Himalaya
    • May 6 – Artist Talk with Allen Smutyto

Events at Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Until April 30, Definitely Superior Art Gallery (250 Park Ave) presents the following. For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • River-Lenka Novakova – Montreal/Czech Republic: A 3 Dimensional video installation of 60 conical cast glass structures with mono-filament onto which images are discharged, creating a fully immersive poetic experience of a river current.
  • Canadian Contemporary 12: An impressive collection of art borrowed from Dr Bob Chaudhuri of Thunder Bay.
  • The Erudition – Kelly Richardson – London, UK: Video installation of a lunar-esque looking landscape with holographic trees blowing in fictional wind. Richardson has exhibited at the AGO and Sundance Film Festival. 

General Tourist Information

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