People playing at Chippewa BeachLooking for a beach or splash pad for the family during the hot weather? There are many options for everyone to cool off in the summer months across Thunder Bay. You can also visit one of the local outdoor swimming pools for more swimming options.

Beaches

Lakes are a great, free way to cool off during the warm summer months. However, lakes can contain bacteria which may make swimming unsafe for residents. Regular water quality checks are done to ensure swimming is safe. Please check the Thunder Bay District Health Unit website for the most up-to-date water quality status of this swimming area. 

Boulevard Lake

Supervised beach

Supervision of the Main Beach takes place from June 28 - August 31. All swims at Boulevard Lake are free for the general public.

Location: 400 Lyon Blvd W (north end of Algoma Street)

Hours of lifeguard supervision: every day from 12 pm-7 pm.

Unsupervised beaches

Boulevard Lake also features two unsupervised swimming areas: Sandy Cove, located off Lyon Blvd West, north of Lakeview Beach, and Sunny Side Beach off Lyon Blvd. East.

Chippewa Park

Supervised beach

Supervision of Sandy Beach takes place from June 30 to Aug 31. All swims at Sandy Beach are free for the general public.

Location: Sandy Beach Road off City Road

 

Hours of lifeguard supervision: 

June 28 - Aug 5 11:30 am -6:30 pm everyday 

Aug 6 - Aug 31  11:30 am -5:30 pm everyday 

 

Unsupervised beach

Chippewa Park also offers unsupervised swimming at the Main Beach.

Splash pads

Splash pads are a great way to cool off and get exercise in the summer months and are free to people of all ages.

County Park

Girl at County Park Splash PadLocation: County Park Splash Pad is located in the city's north end on County Park Blvd. The nearest major intersection is Dawson Road & East Ave.

Hours of operation: Open seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm, from late June to September (weather permitting).

 

Closed for the season on September 17 at 8 pm.

Franklin Street

Boy at Franklin Street Splash PadLocation: Franklin Street Splash Pad is located in the city's south end at the corner of Franklin Street and Miles Street (215 Franklin St. North). The nearest major intersection is Victoria & Franklin.

Hours of operation: Open seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm, from late June to early September (weather permitting).

Note that the splash pad cycles off for 15 minutes periodically throughout the day to allow the pad to drain. 

Closed for the season on September 4 at 8 pm.

Marina Park

People playing at Marina Park Splash PadLocation: Marina Park's Splash Pad is located at the foot of Red River Road, adjacent to the Water Garden Pavilion in Prince Arthur's Landing at Marina Park.

 

Hours of operation

 

Open seven days a week

11:00 am to 8:30 pm




For more information on the splash pad, call the Water Garden Pavilion at 684-2080.

 

 

North End Park

Kids playing at North End Park Splash PadLocation: North End Park, 954 Huron Avenue.

Hours of operation: Open seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm, from late June to early September (weather permitting).


Closed for the season on September 4 at 8 pm.

Northwood Playfield 

Northwood PlayfieldLocation: James Street North 

Hours of operation: Open seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm, from late June to early September (weather permitting).


Closed for the season on September 17 at 8 pm.

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