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.

Fall 2020 Key

The Fall Key is being delivered to homes the weekend of Aug. 7. 

View the Fall 2020 Key

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that some programs listed in the print version of the Fall 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 Sept. 2
  • Regular registration (all other Recreation & Culture programs) - begins Sept. 17
  • 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

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

Home delivery

The Key will be delivered to homes over the following weekends in Thunder Bay:

  • Spring 2020 Key: Weekend of February 22, 2020
  • Summer 2020 Key: Weekend of May 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Key: Weekend of August 8, 2020
  • Winter 2021 Key: Weekend of December 5, 2020

Rural Thunder Bay, look for your copy in Northwest Classified Plus box locations. In Nipigon and Red Rock, copies are now available at the Public Library.

Please call 807-625-2351 if you did not receive a copy of The Key. You can also pick up a copy at any of the agencies listed below, or at several recreational and community organizations across the city.

Advertise in community groups section

If your organization is interested in being included in the Community Groups section of the Fall Key, download the fillable Fall Key Submission form and email the completed form to klees@thunderbay.ca.


2020 Advertising Deadlines:

  • Spring - January 3, 2020
  • Summer - March 20, 2020
  • Fall - June 19, 2020
  • Winter - October 16, 2020

Partner links

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

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

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

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