The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce SnowDay on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, this Family Day – Monday, Feb. 20. SnowDay on the Waterfront is an opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy various winter activities.  

The Snow Sculpture competition is set to return this year, weather dependant, with six teams taking part. This year’s theme is local landmarks and landscapes. Everyone is invited to come out and see the artistic creations and to cast their vote for their favourite. Online and in-person voting begins on Monday, Feb. 20 and runs until 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 24. Vote online at, in-person at SnowDay on the Waterfront, or throughout the week at the Water Garden Pavilion.

The public is reminded that while taking photos with the snow sculptures is encouraged, they must remain outside the fence surrounding the sculptures. Climbing, sitting or leaning on the sculptures is prohibited as this may compromise the structures. Weather permitting, the sculptures will be on display until March 3.

SnowDay on the Waterfront runs from 12 pm to 5 pm and includes a variety of activities (weather permitting):

  • Winter petting zoo;
  • DJ skate party at Prince Arthurs Landing;
  • Scavenger hunt with Boreal Museum;
  • Ice fishing with the MNRF & Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters;
  • Art programming with Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) and Willow Springs Creative Centre;
  • Science activities with Science North;
  • Button making with the Thunder Bay Museum;
  • Musical performances by members of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra;
  • Fire pit warming station;
  • Snowga (outdoor yoga), snowshoeing, outdoor games;
  • Horse drawn shuttle rides;
  • and more.

On-site food vendors at SnowDay on the Waterfront will include Mini Donuts and Cold Slate Creamery. Windy Shores Café and Anchor & Ore (inside the Delta Hotels Thunder Bay) will be providing SnowDay deals.

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Contact: Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, 628-5250,