Thanksgiving 2020 – What is Open? What is Closed?

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THUNDER BAY – Happy Thanksgiving. The bad news is all of the stores selling umbrellas and raincoats are closed today! There is a rainfall warning in effect for the city and parts of the region.

The good news is likely by tonight you will have had a solid dose of turkey and pumpkin pie and will be set for a long night’s sleep.

For Thanksgiving, the malls, most stores, along with banks, government offices are all closed.

If you need groceries, Scaffs in Current River is open. Maltese Grocery is open today, but will be closed on Tuesday. Up in Ginoogaming First Nation, Peter Rasevych advises that the RSDC Wiisiniiwigamig Convenience Store will be open today.

Thunder Bay Transit is operating on a holiday schedule. Kasper Transportation is open at their Memorial Avenue location and online at

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Thunder Bay Police Service are both – OF COURSE – Open.

Thunder Bay City Hall and Administration are closed.

The Centennial Botanical Conservatory at 1601 Dease Street is open today, hours are 10 am – 4 pm Thanksgiving Day.

Fast food restaurants are open. Hotels and their dining rooms in the city: Some are open and some are not. Call ahead.

The Hub on Victoria Ave East is closed today. You will just have to wait until tomorrow for some amazing Red Furniture.

The Salvation Army Stores on Red River Road and Memorial Avenue are closed today. Something to keep in mind is that your donations to the Salvation Army, Mission Clothing, and Twice is Nice on May Street have the money generated staying here in Thunder Bay. Also, the Habitat for Humanity Restore is closed for the day.

As a note, there are some drop off businesses which state that they donate to a charity. What goes to the charity is about six cents a pound for clothing and reportedly less for other goods donated. Shop Locally and Donate Where it helps our community.

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