The City of Thunder Bay is happy to announce the FREE activities and entertainment for Canada Day on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on Saturday, July 1, at Prince Arthur's Landing, Marina Park.

Canada Day on the Waterfront will start with a Sunrise Ceremony at dawn near the Thai Chi Park. This ceremony is open to everyone. Beginning at 3pm there will be two performance stages featuring dance, improv, and music. The event also includes a variety of food vendors, artisans, programming, games, and activities, with something for everyone. 

The day will include a sacred fire that will be lit as part of the Sunrise Ceremony and will burn throughout the event. There will also be educational opportunities that align with our goal of walking, learning, and growing together, in celebrating our diversity and finding meaningful ways to come together as a community.

Event Schedule

Main Stage - Presented by Ontario Power Generation 
  • 3 pm- Orville Councillor
  • 4 pm - Miranda Currie
  • 5 pm - Opening remarks
  • 6 pm – The JB Band
  • 7 pm - Tennyson King
  • 8 pm - Tim Albertson 
  • 3 pm - Thunder Bay World Dance Collective
  • 3:30 pm - Lei Hua Chinese Music and Dance Group
  • 4:15 pm - Thai Healing Centre Dance Troop
  • 4:45 pm - Break for opening remarks on Main Stage
  • 6 pm - World Cultural Dance
  • 6:40 pm - Italian Touch Latin Dance
  • 7:15 pm - Arabella Middle Eastern Dance Academy
  • 8 pm - Cambrian Players Improv Troupe
  • Festival Area
    • Food vendors
    • Artisans
    • CKPR Summer of Fun Crew
    • Bubble station
    • Outdoor games
    • Information Station
  • Thai Chi Park / Green Space
    • Sunrise Ceremony
    • Sacred fire
    • NAN Educational Display 
    • Tipi 
  • Skate Park
    • Cinema 5 Skate Park - lessons and equipment borrowing for youth 
  • Splash Pad & Water Garden Pavilion
    • Splash Pad Party
    • Thunder Bay Clown Club - face painting & balloon animals 
    • Indoor washrooms
    • Water bottle filling station 
  • Baggage Building Arts Centre
    • Information & First Aid
    • Crafts with CAHEP on the patio (access up the ramp)
    • Cookie painting with SonShine Sweets in the Gallery area (access through patio) *available until supplies run out
  • Green Lawn Area
    • Healthy Kids
    • Youth Move
    • Canadian Army
    • Let's Talk Science - Confederation College

Second Stage

Park-Wide Programming

The Waterfront Parkade (18 Court St N) is offering FREE parking available from 8 am to 11:59 pm. There is limited general parking in Marina Park on July 1. Accessible parking is available for those with a valid permit. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 807-684-3844 before June 29 at 3:00 pm.  No personal fireworks, alcohol, smoking or vaping are permitted at Marina Park.

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