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


    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 more with a three-pack of Lego-themed events. 11 am, free.

    More info Chapters Thunder Bay on Facebook

    February 3

    Winter FunDay, Marina Park

    It’s Thunderwolves Day today so get ready to have some fun with the team. There will also be indoor activities at the Baggage Building Arts Centre. 2-4pm, free.

    More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

    February 8

    Movie Night, North End Community Centre

    Come in your jammies to watch Smallfoot on the big screen. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 6:45 and the canteen will be open.

    More info www.northendcommunitycentre.com

    February 9

    Boreal Forest Wintertime Open House, Kingfisher

    Go play in the snow! Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre is offering free ski and snowshoe equipment and instruction as well as a bonfire with free hot chocolate and hot dogs. 9am-4pm. Shuttles available.

    More info Lakehead Public Schools on Facebook

    February 10

    SnowDay, Marina Park

    Meet the folks from the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre and cook bannock on a stick over the fire. Warm up with activities at the Baggage Building Arts Centre too.

    2-4pm, free.

    More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

    February 17

    2019 NHL Alumni Tour, Fort William Gardens

    See some great hockey (yep, former NHL players) and support local charities too. 2pm, admission required. Plus there’s a free meet and greet with the players at Wackys at 4:30.

    More info www.benefithockey.com

    Winter FunDay, Marina Park

    It’s a “Harry Potter in the winter” treasure hunt, hosted by Willow Springs! 2-4pm, free. There is also a free create-a-comic book activity indoors at the Baggage Building Arts Centre from 1-3pm.

    More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

    February 18 [Family Day]

    FamJam 2019, CLE Coliseum

    This annual Family Day event is rocking with balloon animals, music, bouncy castles, face painting, crafts and more in support of local charities. 11am-4pm, admission required.

    More info FamJam Thunder Bay on Facebook

    Tapiola Family Ski Day, Tapiola Sports Park

    Family skiing, snowshoeing, snowpainting, a bonfire, snowball prize game, kicksledding and good eats are waiting for you at Tapiola. 12-3pm, free (with small fees for some activities).

    More info Tapiola Sports Park on Facebook

    SnowDay, Marina Park

    Named one of the top 100 festivals and events in Ontario, SnowDay features way-cool professional snow sculptures as well as a variety of family activities including skating, snow-carving and traditional winter games. 1-5pm, free. (The dog-sledding FunDay from late January has been rescheduled to this date too.)

    More info www.thunderbay.ca

    February 23

    Science Carnival, Victoriaville Mall

    Hosted by Science North Thunder Bay, this event has all kinds of cool science and tech activities plus a chance to handle live insects. 1-5pm, free. More info Science North on Facebook

    Family Winter Landscape Painting, Rosslyn Library

    Paint a beautiful winter scene with the kids on your very own canvas at these drop-in workshops hosted by Judy Mayer and CAHEP. 1pm and 2pm, free.

    More info Oliver Paipoonge Public Library on Facebook

    February 24

    Winter FunDay, Marina Park

    We’re always up for some cabane à sucre (maple syrup on fresh snow). Taste the sweet treat at this event hosted by Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay. 2-4pm, free. From 1-3pm, try your hand at a free comic book activity hosted by CAHEP at the Baggage Building Arts Centre.

    More info Thunder Bay Culture and Events on Facebook

    73rd Annual Winter Carnival, Oliver Road Community Centre

    There’s a spaghetti dinner on Saturday night, followed by draws, competitions and activities for kids and grownups on Sunday from noon to 5pm.

    More info www.thunderbay.ca

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