Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 4 Issue: 9



Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Proudly Presents

  • Sept 22 – Bachman & Turner
  • Sept 28 – The Moody Blues
  • Sept 29 – Red Green Wit & Wisdom Tour

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

5th Anniversary for Country Cozy B&B
Country Cozy Bed & Breakfast will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary with an “Open House” on Saturday, Sept 10 from noon to 6 pm. Please join us and enjoy a day of good conversation, great food and drinks as our “Thank You” to you, our guests and friends of Country Cozy B&B. Call (807) 767-7348 for more information or check our website at

Fort William Fall Street Festival
On Sept 10, come celebrate the 3rd Annual Fort William Street Festival and embrace what Fort William has to offer. For more information call (807) 623-3355.

On Sept 10, reconnect, discover and celebrate the Kaministiquia River at the Kaministiquia River Heritage Park during Riverfest. Activities for the whole family and free admission! Featuring the Kam River Reel in Youth Fishing Derby III, live entertainment, local artisans, tours of the historic James Whalen Tug Boat, exploration of a 1960’s era Via Rail Train, face painting and crafts for the kids and concessions on site. Enter the park from Syndicate Avenue through the north entrance underpass near Donald St or the south entrance underpass near Ridgeway St. For more information, visit, or call (807) 625-2487.

Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant
On Sept 18 at 8am, the second annual Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant which features a 10km, half marathon and the full marathon. For more information, visit, or call (807) 627-7770.

Terry Fox 5km Run/Walk
On Sept 18 at 2pm, the Terry Fox Foundation invites you to lace up your shoes, grab your family and friends and come to St Ignatius High School for this year’s 30th annual Terry Fox Run. Help raise money for cancer research, and keep Terry’s memory and legacy alive. For pre-registration and pledge forms visit the Terry Fox Foundation website at

3rd Annual Biindigaate Film Festival
From Sept 23-25, visit the Paramount Theatre for the 3rd Annual Biindigaate Film Festival. The festival is a celebration of international indigenous films and filmmakers located in the heart of the traditional territory of the Anishinabek (Ojibway) in the city of Thunder Bay. Visit for more information.

7th Annual Bay Street Film Festival
From Sept 29 – Oct 2, the 7th Annual Bay Street Film Festival will be happening in the historical Bay Street Shopping District. For more information, visit, or call (807) 345-0221.


2011 Giant Digital Photography Workshops Thunder Bay Special!
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is hosting a “Fall Colours” Weekend Photography Workshop Sept 30 to Oct 2. Join us to learn camera settings and controls for scenic and fall colours, understanding white balance, the histogram and bracketing, tips for sunsets and sunrises and an intro to night photography with professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski. Call Lois at (807) 344-9208 or 1-866-688-9990 between September 1-9/11 to save $10 off regular registration of $429 which includes accommodations in park conference centre or cabins. For full details and cancellation policy, visit  


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

  • Until Sept 4: Stitched: Works From the Permanent Collection
  • Until Sept 4: Night Garden - Michele Coslett Goodman
  • Until Sept 4: It’s Complicated – Tazeen Qayyum
  • Until Nov 27: Line by line: Ahmoo Angeconeb, Angelique Merasty, Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas, and Michael Robinson - Permanent Collection Exhibition
  • Sept 6 – Nov 27: Artist Spotlight – Front Foyer
  • Sept 9 – Oct 30: The Living Landscape - The Art of George McLean
  • Sept 9 – Oct 30: The Last Personas – David Shaw
  • Sept 16 – Oct 30: CraftCurrects - Contemporary Craft in Northern Ontario
  • Sept 16 @ 7:30pm: Fall Exhibition Reception  
  • Sept 17 @ 2pm: Artist Talk with David Shaw
  • Sept 30 @ 7pm: Pitch Forks & Wine Corks

Exhibits at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum
Until November 13, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum will be displaying the following exhibit.  For more information, call (807) 623-0801 or visit

  • Marking our Territory: Milestones of Thunder Bay. Highlighting streets, buildings, landmarks and historic events in Thunder Bay through storyboards and artifacts. Between 2008 and 2010, the Thunder Bay Museum and the City of Thunder Bay produced historic plaques or storyboards that have been posted throughout the city. In this exhibit you can see all of them with several yet to be placed, with artifacts that help illustrate the fascinating stories they tell.

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

  • Sept 23, 8:30pm: 2011 Biindigaate Film Festival Gala & Art Exhibition 
    •  The biindigaate Film Festival is back! 31 Great Indigenous films, Sept 23-25 @ Paramount Theatre (
    • Attend Biindigaate’s Gala celebration, Fri, Sept 23 starting at 8:30pm at Definitely Superior Art Gallery with films and visual art by contemporary regional aboriginal artists including a borrowed collection from the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery, music & refreshments.
    • Exhibitions at the gallery run until Oct 4 (Tues-Sat from 12-6pm). Stop in before or after the films and take in amazing art!


Tourism Thunder Bay Visitor Centres Fall Hours
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to visit one of our two local information centres for travel information. Visit the Terry Fox Information Centre using their new entrance, which is 500 metres east of the old entrance, during the fall and upcoming winter months. Their hours will be reduced Sept 6 to 9am to 5pm, daily, and closed on Statutory Holidays.  Terry Fox Information Centre is located on Highway 11/17, 1 kilometer east of Hodder Avenue or 1 kilometre west of Spruce River Road. 
The Pagoda Information Centre will be extending its season during the month of September. The Pagoda will be open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week until it closes on Sept. 16th. The Pagoda is located at the corner of Red River Road and Water Street. The Pagoda Information Centre will then be closing for the 2011 season and will reopen June of 2012. For more information, visit or call (807) 983-2041.

Experience Canadian Heritage Rivers Photography Contest
Here is a fantastic opportunity to feature the six Canadian Heritage Rivers located in our Northern Ontario backyards. Tell all your friends and family so they’ll remember to take their cameras along. And why don’t you do the same? For more information see this website link:
Canadian Heritage Rivers in North Ontario

  • Bloodvein
  • Boundary Waters – Voyageur Waterway
  • French
  • Mattawa
  • Missinaibi
  • St Mary’s

Visit One of Eight Local Conservation Areas this Fall
Fall is a great time to visit local Conservation Areas. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has eight areas offering a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing and picnicking. Enjoy unlimited access when you purchase a 2011 Explorer Card for just $30. Pick up your Explorer Card at the Authority office at 130 Conservation Road in Thunder Bay. Call (807) 344-5857 or e-mail us at for more information. Be sure to check out for upcoming events.

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