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Your TBay Summer List

50 fun things for kids to do this summer, TBay-style!

  1. Get your picture taken at the graffiti alley on Cooke Street.

  2. Take a grown-up out for ice cream. (You pay.)

  3. Throw rocks in Lake Superior.

  4. Look at the view through binoculars at Hillcrest Park.

  5. Visit the turtle at Vickers Park.

  6. Go on the rides at Chippewa Park.

  7. Fly a kite at Boulevard Lake.

  8. Play mini golf.

  9. Spot a rainbow at Kakabeka Falls.

  10. Hike the Middlebrun Bay trail at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

  11. Bike to a corner store and buy a popsicle.

  12. Try a Coney dog.

  13. Cheer at a Border Cats or Chill game.

  14. Go to a free movie or concert at Marina Park.

  15. Visit all four splash pads and decide which one you like best.

  16. Go to to see where the ships in the harbour are from.

  17. Go on a road trip to Ouimet Canyon.

  18. Find some amethyst.

  19. Go to a free library program at a different library branch than the one you usually go to.

  20. Visit to see where the 700+ local geocaches are, and plan a trip to one.

  21. Visit the Mission Island Marsh Bird Observatory (open in August).

  22. See if you can find monarch caterpillars or butterflies at the Adelaide Monarch Garden (south end of Adelaide Street near Boulevard Lake).

  23. Watch some fireworks.

  24. Gaze at some stars.

  25. Visit a Thunder Bay art gallery or store (there are at least 10).

  26. Visit a Thunder Bay museum (there are four).

  27. Decide which is your favourite: Persians, Finnish pancakes or Sally Anns?

  28. Colour some Thunder Bay colouring pages.

  29. Visit a farmers’ market.

  30. Climb a tree.

  31. Blow bubbles at Waverley Park.

  32. Go for a bike ride at the International Friendship Gardens.

  33. Go to a pow wow.

  34. Visit the indoor and outdoor gardens at the Centennial Conservatory.

  35. Cheer at a Chill game.

  36. Pick berries.

  37. Watch the skateboarders and bikers at Marina Park.

  38. Roast marshmallows.

  39. Throw a Frisbee at Wayland Park.

  40. See if there are any love locks at Trowbridge Falls.

  41. Ride the train at Centennial Park.

  42. Read a book by a Thunder Bay author, like Jean Pendziwol, Donna White, Sheila Burnford, Holly Haggarty, Elizabeth Kouhi, Tonya Muchanao, Ruby Slipperjack or Duncan Weller.

  43. Got to and watch the documentary “Rosies of the North.”

  44. Lie on your back and watch clouds.

  45. Record the sounds of different forms of water (raindrops, waterfall, creek….)

  46. Make a meal or snack using some ingredients grown or made in Thunder Bay.

  47. Go fishing.

  48. Visit a conservation area.

  49. Run through a sprinkler.

  50. Have a picnic—breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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