Celebrate Winter in Thunder Bay!

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THUNDER BAY – Let is snow Thunder Bay! The weather outside might be for a snowfall warning. But the upside to the weather is that the Kamview Nordic Park is opening today. On Tuesday, The Recreation & Culture Division announced details of the upcoming winter events and programs at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park. Loch Lomond Ski area has opened, and Mount Baldy is opening soon.

Kamview Nordic Centre officially opens today. Regular chalet hours are: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm. Lights are on until 10pm. 

We’ll have approximately 25km of trails open at Kamview Nordic Centre this afternoon, including classic tracks. Grooming at Kakabeka Falls and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park will begin in the next few days.

Scrape the storage wax off your skinny skis and head to Kamview to celebrate the snowfall!

Prince Arthur’s Landing

Prince Arthur’s Landing has many great opportunities to take advantage of this winter season, from weekly programming to community events. Returning this year is the Winter Fundays program, a series of free winter activities for everyone to try on Sunday afternoons for twelve weeks starting Dec. 22.  The second annual WinterFest Family Day event will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, in conjunction with the Family Day holiday. Highlights include snow sculptures, an array of winter activities, entertainment and fireworks at dusk.

“This year’s winter events, programs and displays at Prince Arthur’s Landing will be a must-visit on your outing list with family members and visitors,” said Meghan Shanks, Recreation & Culture Programmer. “There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Come out to try something new, or just experience winter by beautiful Lake Superior. Remember to bundle up and bring your skates!”

Deck the Mariner’s Hall Display is also back for a second year, and is open daily for the month of December, from 11 am to 9 pm. This year, the display in Mariner’s Hall features wreaths decorated by local businesses and groups.They will be on display throughout December, and bids will be accepted by silent auction with all proceeds donated to the United Way of Thunder Bay.

The Baggage Building Arts Centre is highlighting two events for the month of December. First is the Christmas on the Waterfront Showcase & Sale on Dec.7 & 8, from 11 am to 5 pm. Come and view incredible artwork, pottery, glasswork, photography, jewelry and more all created right here in Thunder Bay.  Next is Spark in the Park, a community celebration that combines indoor and outdoor activities. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 22. Highlights include a family dance party, shadow theatre, variety of seasonal crafts, a participant walking parade led by local musicians and lighting of the tree outside the Baggage Building Arts Centre.

Finally, to get everyone in the festive spirit, Skating with Santa is being offered at the skating rink two weekends in a row.

Saturday, Dec. 7, The Waterfront District BIA is hosting their Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 – 11 am, at Wiggles & Giggles and sleigh rides through the Waterfront District start at 11 am, then a holiday movie “Elf,” will be shown at 11 am, in the Paramount Theatre. Finally, after a day of fun in the Waterfront District, everyone is invited to head to Prince Arthur’s Landing for an evening skate with Santa from 6 – 8 pm. Santa will be back again for a daytime skate on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 am to 2 pm, when there will also be a lantern making workshop inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre and hay rides to enjoy outside.


Bring your family or friends and enjoy winter at Prince Arthur’s Landing!

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