COVID-19 UPDATE - Virtual Winter FunDays

In response to Provincial orders and physical distancing mandates, the City’s Winter FunDays programming will be delivered virtually this winter. With public safety being top priority, event staff are planning innovative ways of delivering events without encouraging the large gatherings that typically occur with events of this scale.

Enjoy FREE winter virtual programming for the whole family beginning on Sunday, January 17, 2021 and taking place every other Sunday until Sunday, March 28, 2021.

The featured virtual programming can be viewed on the Thunder Bay Culture & Events’ YouTube Channel.

View the Winter Fun Guide 2021

Winter FunDay Activities

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Youth Move’s Ultimate Tips for Skating, Sledding, and Snow Fort Building   

Join the City of Thunder Bay’s Youth Move to learn how to have the best time while skating, sledding, and building the ultimate snow fort! Watch for some of the main techniques needed in order to become more confident while skating (for beginners). We will also show you the tips and tricks needed to become the furthest and fastest slider on the hill. For snow fort building, we will share unique and successful ways of building a snow fort that will last longer and be stronger than any you have made before.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Feeding the Birds

Join Willow Springs Creative Centre as they guide participants in creating four different bird food ornaments to hang outside for the birds to feast on!

* Kits for this activity are no longer available for distribution. View the list of supplies needed if you would like to provide your own materials and follow along from home to make the For the Love of Birds: Edible Ornaments.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Snow Painting    

Join the Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) to learn how to make paintings on a snowy landscape with Merk! He will walk you through creating a canvas space to work on out in the snow covered yard or wherever works for you, cardboard stencils to form your 'characters' (people, animals, SANTA, or anything your imaginations can conceive), and how to apply the 'paint' (made from Kool-Aid or Jello) to produce a wintery masterpiece for the neighborhood to see!

View the list of supplies needed for painting in the snow!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Winter Science

Join Science North as they take you through a few exciting demonstrations all about the science of WINTER! With your science kit, you will be able to complete an insta-snow reaction and make snow goggles that will help you see on the brightest of snowy days!

* Kits for this activity are no longer available for distribution. View the list of supplies needed if you would like to provide your own materials and follow along from home to the science experiments. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Cabane à sucre

Create your own Sugar Shack experience as Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay shares their recipes and shows you how to make your own maple syrup treats at home!

View the list of supplies needed to make your own maple syrup treats. 


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Passports to the Past         

Do you like History? Do you miss travelling? Well, we have just the right activity for you and your family! Join the Thunder Bay Museum by grabbing your passport and travelling around Thunder Bay to visit and learn about important landmarks around our city! There are 10 different places to visit, a map to follow, and a passport to mark off where you have been. When you are done, go to the Thunder Bay Museum and show your completed passport to receive a small prize!

Download the printable version of the passport and stickers.


Winter FunDays Ad - stay tuned for more information


Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation

Volunteer Program Sponsor: Giant Tiger

Signature Sponsors: Porter Airlines99.9 The BayCountry 105ROCK 9491.5

Featured Sponsors: TD Bank

Patron Sponsors: Maverick Entertainment GroupThe Waterfront BIANational Car RentalPrince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Contributing Sponsors: Destination Thunder BayClub culturel francophone de Thunder BayOLG


Make an impact in our community - consider sponsoring the region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this award-winning event, contact email our Cultural Development & Events Supervisor or call 807-628-5250.    


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