The City of Thunder Bay is happy to announce the upcoming, FREE activities and entertainment for Canada Day this year, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on Monday, July 1, at Marina Park.

With community events happening over the entire summer, the fireworks will not be taking place on July 1, but at a Live on the Waterfront event at the end of August.

Since early 2021, there has been an ongoing re-envisioning of Canada Day on the Waterfront to reflect and recognize that Canada Day means something different to everyone, and to move forward in an inclusive, thoughtful, and meaningful way towards Reconciliation.

Event planning discussions have taken place with the City’s Indigenous Relations Office, with input from the Anishinaabe Elders Council, Community Partners, other municipalities and cultural organizations.

“As a result of this, a number of annual city events are being modified in 2022 to continue along the road to reconciliation. Many of the previous Canada Day activities will still happen along with several opportunities to get more familiar with the many different cultures of our community,” said Louisa Costanzo, Supervisor of Cultural Development & Events.

“There will be information booths, demonstrations, and entertainment from multicultural artists on the main stage, all to help us learn more about each other as we work on coming together as a community.”

Canada Day Schedule - Prince Arthur's Landing, Marina Park:

  • 1:30 pm World Cultural Dance
  • 2 pm Welcome -MC
  • 2:05 pm Dr. Buck and Blues bangers 45 min performance
  • 3 pm Shy-Anne Hovorka 55 min performance
  • 4 to 5 pm break
  • 5 pm Opening Ceremony
  • 6 pm -6:15 pm Katherine Nemec
  • 6:30 pm Fort William Rotary House Raffle
  • 6:45 pm Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet- Cafe Paris
  • 7:45 pm Arden Bruyere
  • 8:45 pm closing remarks MC

Community Groups 12-5 pm in the Camelot Parking Lot

  • Willow Springs
  • Fabs Space
  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • HMCS Griffon

Arabella Dance 7-7:45 pm at the Waterfront Plaza

  • Vendors & Artisans 12-9pm Camelot Parking Lot
  • Persian’s in Pastels
  • The Bear Stick
  • Shelly DuSoleil from Ruby Moon Mehndi, Henna, Jagua, Body paint, Cosmetic grade glitter, wax, metal, stone
  • Shop Local Tbay

There will also be FREE parking available at the Court Street Parkade from 10 am to 12 am. There is no general public parking in Marina Park on July 1, and no personal fireworks, alcohol, smoking or vaping are permitted at the event.

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