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January 2019: Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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Happy 2019 to you! This January in TBay, families can find out what it’s like to be an astronaut, go dogsledding, make snow slime, see an alligator and much more. Check it out!

January 1

First Day Hike, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Grab your snowshoes and meet a park naturalist for a walk along the Mountain Portage Trail. If you’ve never been to Kakabeka in the winter, the frozen falls are stunning. 1:30 pm, free.

More info Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on Facebook

January 3

Snow Slime, Thunder Bay Public Library

Sparkly snow slime may be the cure for cabin fever. Make your own batch at the County Park branch. 2:30-3:30, free.

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January 4

Ski-Snowboarding-Tubing Day, Loch Lomond Ski Area

It’s definitely time to play in the snow at this pay-by-donation event from 10am to 10pm.

More info Loch Lomond on Facebook

January 4-6

Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival, Victoriaville Mall

Meet a sloth, a gator and an armadillo and more at this educational event that features live animal exhibits (including some new ones). 10am-5pm, admission required.

More info Little Ray’s on Facebook

January 6

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Parks Canada is the host today, offering a variety of outdoor activities. 2-4pm, free. Indoors at the Baggage Building Arts Centre, you can do a hot air balloon craft. 1-3pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

January 13

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Check out some winter outdoor fun, hosted by Parks Canada. 2-4pm, free. Warm up at the Baggage Building Arts Centre and try a craft that also explains the relationship between air and aircraft. 1-3pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

January 14

Astronaut Selection Process, Thunder Bay Public Library

Any junior astronauts in your house? This is your chance to hear all about the selection process from TBay astronaut candidate Francis Hane, plus try one of the training exercises and ask your Qs at a Q&A session. 6:30-8pm, free.

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January 15-18

Bring It On, Finlandia Hall Theatre

Applauze Theatre presents Bring It On, The Musical, with plenty of energy and music to wow the kids. 7:30pm, admission required.

January 20

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Did you know it’s World Snow Day? Celebrate the white stuff with free outdoor activities, 2-4pm. From 1-3pm, there is a free indoor craft activity about air and aircraft at the Baggage Building Arts Centre.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

Snowshoe outing, South Neebing Community Centre

If you’re looking for some snowshoe buddies, bring your gear and meet at the South Neebing Community Centre to explore the surrounding trails. 2pm, free.

More info South Neebing Community Centre on Facebook

January 27

Winter FunDay, Marina Park

Bring on the dogsleds! Kids 14 and under get to go for a free short dogsled ride today, between 12-4pm. At the Baggage Building Arts Centre from 1-3pm, you can explore a variety of water-themed crafts.

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Lumberjack Jamboree, Vickers Heights Community Centre

Try a whole bunch of outdoor activities at the annual family event. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 10am-12:30pm, followed by activities from 12:30-4:30pm.

More info Vickers Heights Community Centre website

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