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


The Summer Key 

View the Summer Key now to see all the upcoming programs and events happening in Thunder Bay this Summer!

2 Children walk towards the Terry Fox monument










Click on the photo above for a full online downloadable version complete with links.

PDF version of the Summer Key   

See our main recreation page for guidelines and information on City run programming.

 Paper copies of the Key will be available at local retailers and City facilities beginning on Friday, May 6, 2022.

The Fall Key will be online August 5! Stay tuned!

The Key has gone eco-friendly!

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

Hard Copy Pick-up Locations

Please contact the Key Coordinator at kristi.lees@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 kristi.lees@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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