Looking for a recreational, cultural or educational activity in Thunder Bay? The Key is your guide to community programs and services! The publication is distributed to Thunder Bay residences and various agencies four times a year.

Image of child sliding down an ice slide on the cover of The KeyWinter 2021 Key

The Winter Key is being delivered to homes over the weekend of December 4th. 

View the Winter 2021 Key

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that some programs listed in the print version of the Winter Key may have changed since production/distribution. Please contact the desired organization directly or visit their website for updates on their advertised programs. 

Registration dates for the City's Recreation & Culture programs are listed below:

  • 55 Plus program registrations - begins Dec. 2
  • Regular registration (all other Recreation & Culture programs) - begins Dec. 7
  • Call 625-8463 to register (This number is for City-run programs only - contact an agency directly for all other programs)

Delivery, advertising and partner information

Individual sections of The Key - Fall 2020

To read the City's individual sections of The Key, click on the pdfs below:

General Recreation & Culture Programs

Aquatics & Wellness 


Download our partner agencies' sections below:

Confederation College

CDSC des Aurores boréales

Lakehead Public Schools

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Advertise in community groups section

If your organization is interested in being included in the Community Groups section of the The Key, email klees@thunderbay.ca to request a form.


The deadline to submit an ad for the Spring 2021 Key is January 8, 2021.

Partner links

The Key is a unique initiative between the following local partners on the Joint Advertising Committee:


For more information on The Key, contact the Key Coordinator at 807-625-3388 or kristi.lees@thunderbay.ca.

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist.

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