The shortest month gets a bonus Leap Day this year! Here’s what’s going on for Thunder Bay families this month, from winter carnivals and science to movies, books and bouncy castles. February 2 Winter FunDay: Snow Sculpting Fun, Prince Arthur’s Landing Join Willow Springs to create some cool snow sculptures, or head indoors to the Baggage Building Arts Centre to do some Special Olympic sports icon etching in clay, plus charcoal sketching. 2-4pm, free. More info Thunder Bay Cu
It’s December…hang on and buckle up! The most wonderful time of the year has lots going on for families in Thunder Bay. Check out our roundup of events, which includes Santa visits, music, skating, movies and live theatre. December 1 CP Holiday Train, 440 Syndicate Avenue (train depot) It’s a magical moment when the brightly lit train comes down the tracks! This year’s musical performers are Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo. 8:45pm, free. (Early birds can go to Nipigon for the
Bring on the pumpkins! Whether you're into Halloween or just fall in general, here's your roundup of family-friendly activities in TBay in October 2019. Click here for info about farm festivities on the weekends at Gammondale, Belluz and Vanderwees, and watch for a Halloween activities post in mid-October. October 4 Family Fun Night, North McIntyre Rec Centre Dress up as your favourite monster to watch Hotel Transylvania. 5:30-8pm, $3 includes admission, pizza, beverage and y
Thunder Bay families, there are lots of Easter activities on the go in 2019, both indoors and out. Here’s our roundup of fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay April 13-21, 2019. Saturday April 13 Meet the Easter Bunny, Toy Sense Take the littles to meet the Easter Bunny. 11am-3pm, free. More info Toy Sense on Facebook Sunday April 14 23rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Moose Hall Hang out with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a breakfast of pancake, sausage, taters, ju
Hello Thunder Bay! April brings movies, hockey, art, the circus and Easter events, all great for kids and families. Check out what’s going on in Thunder Bay this month. And if we spot any more Easter 2019 events in Thunder Bay, we’ll be sure to share them with you. April 5 Spring Family Skate, Fort William Gardens Skate, play games, get your face painted and enter to win prizes at this last family skate of the season. 7-9pm, $3 admission. More info PRO Kids on Facebook April
Shortest month, but wow, there is a lot going on! Read on to discover what your family can get up to in Thunder Bay this February, including the 2019 Family Day weekend. February 2 The Green House, Centennial Conservatory Catch some tunes surrounded by lush tropical foliage at this music event hosted by local DJs. 12-4pm, free. More info The Green House on Facebook February 2, 9, 16 Lego events, Chapters Get your build on, trade minifigs, get stickers and activity sheets and
Happy Halloween! Here’s your roundup of Halloween activities for Thunder Bay families, ranging from sweet to spooky. The farm harvest activities are winding down too…check here for info so you don’t miss out. October 20 Pumpkin Painting, Vanderwees Paint your own one-of-a-kind mini-pumpkin. 11am-3pm, free while supplies last. More info Vanderwees on Facebook Family Halloween Dance Party, North McIntyre Rec Centre Games, music, dancing, a costume contest, concessions and more!
Let’s stretch some of that summer fun into fall, with an outdoor movie, a fall fair, a free picnic, fast cars and dogs, great music, a film festival and more, all great for TBay families! September 1 Movie Night on the Waterfront, Marina Park The last movie of the season is Sherlock Gnomes. Catch a family movie on the big screen, under the stars. Bring a blanket! Free, starting at dusk. More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook September 2-3 Hymers Fair, Hymers This
Hello, Thunder Bay families and visitors! August 2018 in Thunder Bay brings outdoor movies, live music, good eats, festivals, an excavator rodeo, a bike challenge and the CLE…ready to make some memories? And don’t miss our round-up of free things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay all summer long. August 5-6 Festa Italiana, Italian Cultural Centre Authentic Italian food, music, entertainers and culture are the cornerstones of the 28th annual Festa Italiana. There are kids’ ac
Raise your hand if you like free stuff! Here’s our list of the best FREE summer fun for families in Thunder Bay in July and August 2018. 1. Go to a Border Cats game
This summer, kids 12 and under get in free to Sunday afternoon home games, starting at 1:35pm at Port Arthur Stadium. Get some ice cream and cheer on the Cats!
More info Thunder Bay Border Cats on Facebook 2. Visit a fire station Big red trucks, big rubber boots, big fun: To visit a Thunder Bay fire station, all
It’s that in-between time of year again—perfect for some fun, low-key ways for families to explore Thunder Bay, kick back and relax or try something new this month. Plus, there are a couple high-energy outings out there too. Are you ready for movies, crafts, superheroes, puppet shows, face-painting, art, skating and more? Month of April, various library branches In addition to its regular kids’ programs, the Thunder Bay Public Library has some special events this month, like
Maybe we’re all just excited to see the end of our long winter…but there are a LOT of Easter activities for families going on in Thunder Bay in 2018! Here’s your fun roundup. Saturday March 24 Meet the Easter Bunny, Toy Sense Take the littles to visit the Easter Bunny and shake a furry paw. Free, 11am-3pm.
More info Toy Sense on Facebook Sunday March 25 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Moose Hall For 22 years, TBay families have been enjoying pancakes with the Easter Bunny! 9
Wow, February is surprisingly jam-packed! Meet a sloth, see snow sculptures, dance in the jungle, make bannock over a campfire—there are a ton of things for families to see and do in Thunder Bay in February. Looking for info on things to Family Day weekend (February 17-19, 2018)? Click here. February 2-4 Diversity of Living Things, Moose Hall A 10, 000-square-foot opportunity meet critters like a baby sloth, alligator, tortoise, skunk, vultures, bunnies, hawks and owls in 30
Two weeks of no school calls for PJ days, movie marathons and snow forts. Plus, there are some fun family-friendly events and activities to check out too, including some New Year’s Eve ideas. Here’s what’s going on in Thunder Bay from December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Happy New Year! Thursday December 27 Free public skating, Grandview Arena and Delaney Arena Grab the skates and helmet and come out for free public skating from 1:30-3:30. More info www.thunderbay.ca Christm
If you want to make your family’s holidays more about the memories and less about the stuff, you’ve got lots of options! Here’s what’s going on for Thunder Bay families in December 2017, from the holiday train to breakfast with Santa to Christmas movies, plays and concerts. December 1 Holiday Train, Syndicate Avenue Train Depot A thousand-foot-long, 14-car train decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights is a great way to kick off December. Bring a donation for the food b
We’re pretty much back to our routines by now, but there’s still family fun to be had, especially on the weekends. Here’s what’s going on in Thunder Bay in October—including fireworks, a community Halloween party, visiting NHL players, Halloween music and pet-friendly mini golf! And if you’re looking for pumpkins, corn mazes and more, here’s info on fall farm fun. Month of October Fashion and Tattoos exhibits, Thunder Bay Museum Until November 22, you can explore 150 years of
Fall brings back-to-school, beautiful colours, cooler temps—and lots of fun activities for Thunder Bay families. Here’s what’s on this month, from world-class baseball to fall fairs. September 1-10 U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017, Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central Batter up! For 10 days, the world’s best young baseball players from Canada, Cuba, the US, Japan, Mexico and more will be playing 50 games in Thunder Bay at the U-18 Baseball World Cup. Day passes for kids range
How’s your summer going? (And where the heck did July go?) Plan some fun days and nights out with the kids at these family-friendly events in Thunder Bay this August. And check out these ideas about free anytime outings too! August 6 CP Canada 150 Train, Marina Park, Bobby Curtola Drive It’s train time! A special CP train with a 1958 locomotive and restored heritage cars makes its TBay stop from 3-6pm. The stage car features world champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand and countr
Summer fun, on the cheap! Here’s TBaywithkids.ca's list of the best free stuff for families in Thunder Bay, all summer long. 1. Visit a fire station Big red trucks, big rubber boots, big fun: To visit a Thunder Bay fire station, all you have to do is fill out a request form and set a date. The firefighters will take you and the kids on a tour of the station, including seeing the equipment and asking them questions about their job. Kids must be of school age. More info www.thu
If you’re on holidays with the kids this March Break, check out these family activities around the city, from science and the symphony to magic and movies. Carnival of the Dinosaurs, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Dino-fans will love this concert by Canadian composer Dean Burry, where the orchestra recreates the sounds of nine different dinosaur species. Very cool! The concert is on March 12 at 3:30pm at Grassroots Church. There is another presentation at 2:15pm for special n