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.

The Spring 2021 Key is now available! Image of The Spring Key 2021 cover

View the Spring 2021 Key

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that some programs listed in The 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 Feb. 24
  • Regular registration (all other Recreation & Culture programs) - begins Mar. 1
  • Call 625-8463 to register (This number is for City-run programs only - contact an agency directly for all other programs)

The Key is going eco-friendly in 2021!

After decades of home delivery, we are making the important move to reduce our carbon footprint. As of the Spring 2021 Key in February, we will be focussing our efforts online with a brand new look! Hard copies will still be available at community agencies and recreational facilities around town (pending current regional COVID-19 reopening status). 

Hard Copy Pick-up Locations

Please contact the Key Coordinator at klees@thunderbay.ca if you would like your agency added to the drop-off list. 

Advertising and partner information

Individual sections of The Key

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

General Recreation & Culture Programs (Children & Youth, Older Adults, Community Centre programs)

Aquatics & Wellness (Pools, Squash and Fitness)


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 or click on the link below:

Community Groups Ad Submission Form

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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