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Fun things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay on Family Day Weekend, 2018

January 30, 2018


If you're looking for ideas about things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay on the Family Day long weekend, has got you covered! Here's the roundup of events, from snowmobile stunts and sleigh rides to family tree crafts and a magic show.


February 17, 18, 19

Voyageur Winter Carnival, Fort William Historical Park

The big draw is the snowmobile stunt show by pro competitors, three times a day, but there is plenty more too: a giant snow maze, tubing, skating on the Kam, snowshoeing, snow curling, snow golf, firing a musket, snow graffiti, live music, horse-drawn sleigh rides, cabane a sucre and indoor science activities and crafts. 11am-5pm, admission fee.

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Family Fishing Weekend

It’s legal to fish without a license this weekend, so if you’ve been thinking about introducing the fam to ice fishing, now’s the time.

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Sunday February 18

Winter Funday-Rainbow Ice Sculptures

Let colourful ice shapes inspire your inner artist. Free, 2-4pm.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook


Once Upon An Orchestra, Grassroots Church

At this final family series of the 2017/18 season, get swept away by "storytelling" music from The Lion King, Peter and the Wolf and more, all performed by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Tickets required, 3:30pm. 

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Monday February 19

Snow Day on the Waterfront 2018, Prince Arthur’s Landing

There’s something for everyone at this Family Day event, like cool snow sculptures, snowshoeing and Science North Activities. 12-5pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook 


FamJam 2018, CLE Coliseum

Support a community fundraiser and have some indoor fun with music, bouncy castles, face painting, kids’ activities and more. 11am-4pm, admission fee, bring a donation for the food bank.

More info Famjam Thunder Bay on Facebook 


The Family Fun Day Magic Show, Urban Abbey

This 90-minute show by local magician Tyler Biloski includes magic, comedy and music. The show starts at 3:30pm; tickets required.

More info Urban Abbey on Facebook


Family Tree Craft, Gallery 33

Round up some family photos (actual print ones, not the ones on your phone) and head to Gallery 33 to make a family tree craft. 1-3pm, fee required.

More info Gallery 33 on Facebook


Tapiola Family Ski Day, Tapiola Sports Park

Cross country ski, try a kick sled, cheer on participants in the wife carry or kid carry contest (or take part yourself!) Other fun stuff includes a bonfire, goodies like pea soup and smokies for sale and local maple syrup. 12-4pm, free admission, fees for some activities.

More info Tapiola Sports Park on Facebook



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