Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 5 Issue: 12



2013 Thunder Bay Experience Magazine coming soon!
Just in time for Christmas! Watch for the new Thunder Bay Experience Magazine in brochure racks throughout the city including major hotels, tourist attractions, select shopping outlets, the Thunder Bay Airport and the Terry Fox Information Centre to name a few. Pick up a copy to help you plan a memorable visit for your out-of-town family and friends here for the holidays! To receive a printed copy, visit, or call 1-800-667-8386.

Tourism Thunder Bay Visitor Centre Christmas Hours
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to bring your visitors during the Christmas Holidays and throughout the Winter months to the Terry Fox Information Centre to learn about what there is to see and do in our city. During the month of December the Terry Fox Information Centre will be open 9am-5pm daily. The Centre will be open the following times during the Christmas Holiday Season:

  • Dec 24 – Closed at Noon (12pm)
  • Dec 25 & 26 – Closed for Christmas
  • Dec 27 – 30 Open 9am – 5pm (closed an hour for lunch)
  • Dec 31 – Closed at Noon (12pm)
  • Jan 1 – Closed for New Years
  • Jan 2 – Open for normal Winter hours

The Terry Fox Information Centre is located on Highway 11/17 - 1 kilometer east of Hodder Avenue or 1 kilometre west of Spruce River Road.

For more information, visit or call (807) 983-2041 or 1-800-667-8386.

December Events Not to be Missed

Thunder Bay Symphony Performances
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be holding the following events in December. For more information, visit

  • Dec 5 – TBSO Classical II: Bach to the Future
  • Dec 15 – TBSO Pops II: Holiday Pops

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Proudly Presents

  • Nov 30 & Dec 1 – FWMC: A Prelude to Christmas
  • Dec 2 – The Huron Carole
  • Dec 5 – Theory of a Deadman & Big Wreck
  • Dec 8 – Gerry Dees: Life After Teaching
  • Dec 9 – A Christmas Fantasy
  • Dec 21 & 22 - Nutcracker

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

Magnus Theatre December Performances
Magnus Theatre will be holding the following performances in December. For more information, visit

  •  Until Dec 8 – Completely Hollywood (Abridged)

Annual Parade of Lights
On Dec 1, bring the family down to Memorial Avenue and enjoy the Annual Parade of Lights for children in support of local children’s charities. Starting at 7pm, the parade will make its way from Main Street down Memorial Avenue to Queen Street. For more information, visit

2012 Holiday Train
On Dec 4 at 9:45pm bring the family down to the CP Train Depot Track for the annual Holiday Train. Come and enjoy Performances by Doc Walker, Miss Emily, and Brothers Dube.

Christmas on the Waterfront
On Dec 8 & 9, local and regional artists and artisans will be showcasing their art at the Baggage Building Art Centre. For more information, visit or call (807) 684-2063.

New Year's Eve Family Frolic
On Monday, Dec 31, Fort William HIstorical Park invites you to bring the family down to their park for this year's annual New Year's Eve Family Frolic. Festivities run from 6 to 10 pm, featuring enjoyable indoor and outdoor activities including: sliding hill, skating rink (bring your skates!), snowshoeing (snowshoes provided), lively main stage entertainment, indoor crafts and performers, fireworks show towards 10pm. For more information, visit, call (807) 473-2344, or e-mail

Thunder Bay's Newly Developed Waterfront

Make Thunder Bay’s waterfront your destination this December and experience the magic of a true winter.

In the Baggage Building Arts Centre visitors can admire and purchase works by local artisans in the Gift Shop Gallery. Look for upcoming events to happen during the month of December including Christmas at the Waterfront. For more information, call (807) 684-2060.

Experience the City’s outdoor art gallery at the waterfront. Down-load the Waterfront Public Art Walking Tour Guide from or pick up a copy at the Baggage Building Arts Centre or the Community & Emergency Services front desk in the Victoriaville Civic Centre. Hard copies are available in limited quantities. For more information about Public Art in the city, visit

The Skating Rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing is now open for the 2012 - 2013 season.  The rink will be open noon to 9pm, 7 days a week.  For more information, visit or call (807) 625-2080.

Enjoy the majestic scenery of the waterfront while enjoying a wonderful meal and fine beverage at Thunder Bay’s new waterfront restaurant – bight Restaurant and Bar scheduled to open Dec 6th. Located in the Water Garden Pavilion the restaurant will open daily at 11:30am. Closing times will vary throughout the week. Gift Certificates are now available just in time for Christmas giving! For more information, visit or call (807) 622-4448.

Visual Arts, Exhibits & Workshops

Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery will also be hosting the following exhibits and events during the month of December. For more information, visit

  • Until Dec 2 – 2012 OAA Awards Exhibition: Ontario Association of Architects
  • Until Dec 30 – Sylvia Ziemann: Possible Worlds
  • Until Dec 30 – The Unbuilt Campus: Visions of a Potential Lakehead University
  • Until Dec 30 – A Space for Dissention: Works From the Permanent Collection
  • Until Dec 30 – George Johnston: Permanent Collection Spotlight 


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