Celebrate Canada Day on the Waterfront on Sunday, July 1, 2018!

Canada Day on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay's biggest annual one-day event.
Programming runs from 5:00pm - 11:00pm, culminating in the area's biggest fireworks display.

OPG Community Stage - Performance Line Up

The Honest Heart Collective

Megan Nadin

Sharp Ninth #9 - Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet

Robert Testa - Magician

World Dance Collective

Thunder Bay Community Band

2nd Stage - Performance Line Up

DJ Blackie Chan
Cold Lake Sun
Sarah Hakala


Community Group Performances

Diverse local talents! New performances every 30 – 40 minutes at the:

  • Taiji Circle Stage
  • Baggage Building Waterfront Stage
  • Baggage Building Courtyard Stage


Strongman Competition

The following events will be the same for both genders:

  • Axle clean and press up to 350lb for reps
  • Maximum deadlift event
  • Medely event - yoke, tire flip, sled drag
  • Progressive weight frame carry up to 1000lb for men and 500lb for women

With the caliber of men and women coming to the event, expect to be seeing world class lifting in these events to entertain!


Featured activities throughout Prince Arthur’s Landing include:
  • Face Painting and Balloon Animals
  • Inflatable Play Structures
  • Strongman Competition
  • Bring your bathing suit for Splash Pad fun
  • and much MORE!


Food Vendors

From 5:00pm – 11:00pm food vendors will be available at various locations throughout the Park serving your favourite foods and snacks!

Bight Restaurant will be open from 11:30am - Midnight


Map of Events



PARK n’ RIDE on the FREE shuttle bus 4:30pm – 12:30am to Marina Park from any of the following locations:

  • Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre (700 River Street)
  • Intercity Shopping Centre

FREE parking downtown in the Court Street Parkade.

Marina Park will be closed to vehicle traffic on Canada Day. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of free off-site parking and shuttles. No personal fireworks or alcohol will be allowed on-site at Marina Park on Canada Day.


To help you during the event by answering questions and providing you with maps and schedules for the Canada Day Celebration!

Three Locations: one near the Camelot pedestrian entrance, one near the Baggage Building Arts Centre, and one near the Boaters Parking Lot.


Be a part of making Canada Day 2018 Thunder Bay's best celebration!

For volunteer opportunities, please email.

Sponsors are welcome to join our 2018 team!

Make an impact in our community - consider sponsoring the region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for our award-winning events, please email our Cultural Development Supervisor or call 625-2487.

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