Family Day in Thunder Bay

It's quality time overload

If you haven’t decided what to do with your Family Day weekend in Thunder Bay yet, there is a ton of great ways to enjoy some quality, family time.

Here's a list of five activities to choose from.

1. Voyageur Winter Carnival

Held at Fort William Historical Park, the annual Voyageur Winter Carnival is a Thunder Bay tradition. This three-day event is a weekend full of winter fun for everyone! Bundle up and come out to enjoy a giant snow maze, tubing and sliding hills, skating, winter games and activities, carnival games and contests, as well as live indoor and outdoor entertainment and so much more! Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and youth, and children under 5 are welcomed free. Discounted weekend passess are available as well.

For an additional fee there are also Hovercraft Rides!!

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2. snowday on the waterfront

Kid sculpture

Prince Arthur’s Landing is the place to be on Family Day. Come down to this free event and try a ton of different winter activities: kick sledding, snowshoeing, skating, and much more. Also take a walk around and check out all of the amazing snow sculptures created by local artists.

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Thunder Bay is home to two alpine ski areas (Loch Lomond and Mount Baldy) and hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails including those at Kamview Nordic Centre, Lappe Nordic Ski Club, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Centennial Park 

4. Free ice Fishing Weekend

ice fishing

Family Day weekend is one of only two weekends a year that Ontario residents can legally fish anywhere in the province without a valid license. Get out and try ice fishing this winter.

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5. FamJam

FamJam 2017 is coming up!! Again this year on Family Day Fun-Tastic Castles will be filling the C.L.E. Coliseum with bouncy castles and... the Meltdown!!! There will also be other activities like crafts, colouring, music, food, door prizes and more. As in the past several years, 100% of proceeds will go to charity.

About Stephanie Reid

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Stephanie is a content creator and media specialist and has a true appreciation for Northern Ontario and all of its many offerings and attractions.

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