There's lots going on for Family Day Weekend in Thunder Bay, 2023!
Friday February 17
Family Skate Night, South Neebing Community Centre
Skate under the stars at this outdoor community rink from 6 to 8 pm. Music, hot chocolate and treats provided.
More info South Neebing Community Centre on Facebook
Family Movie Night, St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Come in your pjs to this free movie night to watch How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen. Concessions available for $1. Show starts at 6:30 pm.
More info St. Paul’s Anglican on Facebook
Live Pro Wrestling, Crickets Comedy Club
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite is celebrating its 14th anniversary with a Canadian tour including a stop in TBay that starts at 6pm. Tickets required.
More info tbshows.com
Saturday February 18
Pancakes + Skating, West Arthur Community Centre
Go out for breakfast with a pancake meal from 9:30 to 10:30 (tickets available at the door or by pre-purchase). There’s also skating and a bonfire from 10:30 to noon.
More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook
Don Kettering Memorial Ice Racing, Mission Bay on Lake Superior
Zoom! Kids and kids at heart with a need for speed will love watching the ice races on Lake Superior, Mission Bay, starting at noon.
More info thunderbayautosportclub.com
Voyageur Winter Carnival, Fort William Historical Park
Take your pick of fun indoor and outdoor activities all weekend long, including winter games, visiting the farm animals, music, sledding and tubing hills, the sugar shack, snow maze and snow fort, curling, snowshoeing and much more! Admission required, 11 am to 5 pm daily
More info fwhp.ca
Ice fishing, various
February 18-20 is a free fishing weekend in Ontario. This means that you do not need to buy a fishing licence, but be sure to follow conservation licence catch limits.
More info ontariofamilyfishing.com
Sunday February 19
Winter FunDay, Marina Park
Skate on the outdoor rink, try some activities with Youth Move and get a sneak peek of the snow sculptures that will be unveiled the following day. Free, 2 to 4 pm.
More info thunderbay.ca
Monday February 20
Family Day with the Giant, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Spend the day outside at the park’s 70 km of groomed ski trails, ice fishing on Lake Marie Louise, snowshoeing or skating at the new 300-metre skating oval (there will be a bonfire adjacent at campsites 85-96). The Visitors Centre will be open from 8:30 am to 4 pm. $15.50 day use parking pass required.
More info Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on Facebook
Family Day Pow Wow, Victoria Inn
Enjoy the music, food, dancing and community at this Family Day Pow Wow. Sacred Pipe and Drum Ceremonies at 10 am, Grand Entry at 1 pm, feast at 5:30 pm
More info Thunder Bay Indigenous Relations on Facebook
SnowDay on the Waterfront, Marina Park
At this free annual event, check out the snow sculpture competition, DJ skate party, horse-drawn shuttle, petting zoo, science activities with Science North and Boreal Museum, outdoor art projects, snowshoeing, outdoor games, indoor crafts, bonfires and more. Runs from noon to 5 pm.
More info thunderbay.ca
Get active Ski, tube and snowshoe! Be sure to check out the offers and events at Mount Baldy, Loch Lomond, Kamview, Tapiola and Lappe. As well, Maple Tops has drop-in times on Monday February 20 from 10am-noon and 1-3pm and the Conservatory is open this weekend too.