Canada Day in Thunder Bay – July 1 2018


THUNDER BAY – UPDATED July 1, 2018 – All Canada Day events at Marina Park have been canceled due to the weather.

As Canada gets set to enjoy July 1st, here is what is happening for the Canada Day festivities, scheduled for Sunday, July 1 at Marina Park.

With past attendance estimated at over 20,000, Canada Day remains Thunder Bay’s largest annual single-day event. Festivities begin at 5 pm, with entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

There will be a variety of programming throughout Prince Arthur’s Landing until 11 pm when the night finishes with a spectacular fireworks show. The OPG Community Stage, 2nd Stage, Tai Chi Stage and the Waterfront Plaza Stage will host a variety of performers in a line-up that includes top-notch local artists guaranteed to entertain all ages. A Magic, Mind Reading & Illusion Show by Rob Testa will be sure to leave the audience breathless and begging for more. The Honest Heart Collective will headline the Main Stage.

Throughout Marina Park, you will find performances and demonstrations by community groups and activities like a Gymnastics Try-It Zone, Eclectic Skateboard Shop’s 5th Birthday Bash, and magician Mackinley Oliver. Other activities for the whole family include balloon animals, face painting, inflatable play structures, and games. Don’t forget your bathing suit so you can cool off and play at the Prince Arthur’s Landing Splash Pad!

New this Year: Canada vs USA Strongman Competition. Both men and women will compete in the following: Axle clean and press up to 350lb for reps, Maximum deadlift event, Medley event – yoke, tire flip, sled drag, and Progressive weight frame carry up to 1000lb for men and 500lb for women. With the calibre of men and women coming to this event, expect to be entertained by world-class lifting!

Food vendors will be on site. Bight Restaurant and Bar will be open from 11:30 am to midnight.

Admission to Canada Day celebrations at Prince Arthur’s Landing is free!

Free parking is available at the Court Street Parkade (18 North Court Street), and free shuttle buses will run from Intercity Shopping Centre and the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre (700 River Street) from 4:30 pm to 12:30 am. Public parking in Marina Park will not be available on July 1. Personal fireworks, and alcohol are not permitted on the grounds.

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