The Recreation & Culture Division offers programs and services for people of all ages! Use the menu below to register for a program or to learn more about the programs and services we offer. 
Register for a program

Register online through PerfectMind

Create an account for quick access to programs. For more information on creating an account and frequently asked questions, visit the registration page.

Registration can also be done by calling the registration hotline at (807) 625-8463.

Subsidization is available through PRO Kids and the Affordable Access for Recreation & Transit Pilot Program (beginning July 1, 2023). 

Recreation Subsidies
Looking for a recreation program but need help with the fees? Learn more about Recreation Subsidies that are available to those eligible, including PRO Kids and the Affordable Access to Recreation & Transit.
Pools, fitness and beaches

The Recreation & Culture Division owns three aquatics facilities. Click the links below for more information on each facility.

Thunder Bay also has a number of splashpads and beaches to explore!

View our Community Wellness Programs page for more programs and activities.

Children & youth programs

The Recreation & Culture Division offers a variety of free, low cost and specialty programs for children and youth, including:

  • Adventurers Camp: A fun and inclusive day camp full of activities from crafts to karate and of course swimming, for kids ages 5 to 12!
  • Canada Games Complex Programs: The Canada Games Complex has a variety of fun and fit programs and children and youth!
  • Chippewa Summer Camps: A traditional week-long registered Day camp located at Chippewa Park where campers get to experience activities such as fire building, canoeing, shelter building and more!
  • Junior Inclusion Services: Offers support for children and youth, who have disabilities, and want to participate in Recreation and Culture programs. 
  • KidVentures : An art and adventure filled day camp at Prince Arthur’s Landing  with weekly sailing adventures for kids ages 5 to 12!
  • Neighbourhood Recreation Program: A fun, active, after school program for children in grades 1-6. Children will play a variety of games and activities and be provided with a healthy snack.
  • Playgrounds : A free, drop-in program that runs fun, inclusive programming at different schools, community centres and parks throughout the City – open for anyone ages 5 (by the end of 2023)-12.
  • Youth Move: Drop-in, special events and virtual programming for youth ages 10-18 in Thunder Bay! 
  • Youth Inclusion Program: The Youth Inclusion Program provides neighbourhood based programming and individual support created to fit the needs of youth ages 12 to 24.
 Visit the Children & Youth page for more information.
Older adult programs  
The Recreation & Culture Division's Older Adult unit offers specific programming for older adults at two centres:

Current programs are listed in The Key. Register online using Perfect Mind or call (807) 625-8463. Call 684-3066 for general information.

Events and event services

The Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events section programs a variety of free community events for the public, including:

Visit the Events page for details on upcoming events!

Services are also available for community groups hosting events. Learn more about Event Hosting.

Arts, heritage and culture

Thunder Bay is one of Canada's Cultural Capitals, a distinction awarded by the Government of Canada. Learn more below:

Community Centres

Visit the Community Centres page for details on the many community centres that offer programs and rentals!

You can also find information on volunteer opportunities at community centres.

Arenas & Stadia

The City operates six arenas and two stadia. Learn more below:

  • Arenas - Fort William Gardens, Delaney Arena, Current River Arena, Grandview Arena, Port Arthur Arena, Neebing Arena
  • Stadia - Port Arthur Stadium (baseball), Fort William Stadium (turf/track)

Check arena availability and book ice times using Perfect Mind!

Or contact the Facility Booking Coordinator for Arenas & Stadia inquiries and bookings at 807-625-2434 or email Carey at

Inclusion and Junior Inclusion Services 

Limited free facilitation services are offered by the City through Inclusion and Junior Inclusion Services. Learn more below:

Parks, campgrounds and outdoor exercise
Enjoy one of the many parks, campgrounds and conservation areas across the City. Explore one of our many trails, whether you're planning a hike, biking, or taking a walk with your family.
Learn more about what our city has to offer by exploring our Visit Thunder Bay tourism website

If you require additional details or clarification, please connect with staff Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. using the information listed below. 

  • General Inquiries: 625-2351
  • Aquatics/Fitness Memberships: 684-3333
  • Event Tickets: 625-2929
  • Facility Rentals/Bookings: 625-3691
  • Ice Rentals/Bookings: 625-2434
  • Program Registration: 625-8463

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