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Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay, Family Day weekend 2019

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Fun things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay on Family Day weekend 2019!

Friday February 15 and Saturday February 16

Winter Carnival, North McIntyre Rec Centre

Come on Friday night between 5:30 and 8:30 for a skate party, or on Saturday between 11am and 5pm for free indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment, including music, clowns, a self-defense demo, skating, a nature walk, hockey shot and a curling rock throw.

More info North McIntyre Rec Centre on Facebook

Saturday February 16-Monday February 18

Family Fishing Weekend

You’re allowed to fish without a license this weekend, so bundle up the kids, pack some treats and head out for a bit of ice fishing.

Sunday 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.

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 h

Snowshoeing, South Neebing Community Centre

Bring your snowshoes and come explore the trails for an hour (the views of the Nor’Westers are beautiful) then warm up with some hot chocolate. 2-4pm, free.

More info South Neebing Community Centre on Facebook

Monday 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.) For a fee, you can also tour the waterfront via helicopter—wow!

If you want to see what’s going on for the rest of February, not just Family Day weekend, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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