Current Updates

Please like/follow our Facebook page for the most current updates regarding visiting Thunder Bay during the COVID-19 situation.

For more detailed information and links to relavant community organizations, self-assessment tools and more visit the City of Thunder Bay's website at

Visitor Information

The Canada-U.S. border is now closed to all non-essential travel. While domestic travel is still permitted it is not advised. 

The Terry Fox Visitor Centre is currently closed to the public. This includes the restrooms.

Staff are available to answer visitor inquiries via telephone (807) 983-2041 or toll-free 1-800-MOST-FUN (667-8386)) and email at

Access to the Terry Fox Monument is currently still available.

Business Closures/Alternative Service Delivery

We have developed a list of local tourism businesses that are closed and/or offering alternative service delivery. While we are doing our best to ensure the accuracy of the information in the list, it is quickly changing and will be updated regularly. Be sure to check with any business or organization you are planning on visiting to ensure they are open before heading out.
The Province of Ontario has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order took effect March 24 at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days.
It is advised to like and follow the social media pages of the businesses important to you for the latest updates on service delivery.
A list of which types of businesses are consdered essential can be found on the Ontario government website.
Changes to Hours/Service Delivery

Intercity Shopping Centre – Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-5. Seated Food Court Area closed. Take-out only.



Kangas Sauna

Fort William Historical Park

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Magnus Theatre

Crickets Comedy Club

Paramount Theatre


Thunder Bay Country Market

Gateway Casino

Canada Games Complex

Baggage Arts Building

Maple Tops

Superior Shores Gaming

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Water Garden Pavillion at Prince Arthur's Landing

Mario’s Bowl

The Creative

Duke Hunt Museum

Founders Museum

Galaxy Lanes

DIY Studio

Mariner’s Hall

Centennial Conservatory

Boulder Bear

Vanderwees Garden Centre – Tulips Café & Indoor Funland both closed

Thunder Bay Historical Museum

Superior Shores Gaming

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra – Season cancelled

Loch Lomond – closed for the season

Sleeping Giant Brewing – Taproom is closed

CLE – All scheduled events are cancelled


 The Province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19. This requires all bars and restaurants to close with exception of drive-through, takeout and delivery services.


 Open for takeout and/or delivery

Calico Coffee House - takeout only

Chinese Express - closing at 3pm March 25

Chicago Joe's  - curbside pickup/no delivery

Blue Door Bistro

My Place-Thunder Bay


Bay Village Coffee - takeout and car hop service available

Ling Lee’s

Beefcakes Burgers

Man vs. Meat

Oriental Garden

Paulucci's Wayland Bar and Grill

Outlaw’s Burgers

Davinci Sports Bar

Upshot Coffeehouse

Mr. Sub

The Sal

AJ’s Trading Post

Sweet North Bakery

Bonobo’s Foods

Giorg Restaurant - offering no contact delivery on Thursdays only - order by Wednesday

El Tres - offering no conact delivery on Saturdays only - order by Friday

Bight - offering no contact delivery on Fridays only - order by Thursday

Red Lion Smokehouse

Eat Local Pizza

Golden Wok

Club Cappuccino

Deccan Spice

Masala Grille

Burger Barn – Drive-thru only

Island Spice Jerk House



Mama Alfa’s Pizzeria


Beacon Restaurant

The Persian Man

Thai Kitchen

Pho Umami

Crystal Beach Restaurant

Bliss Café

Masala Grille


Kangas Sauna Restaurant



5 Forks

The Foundry



Neebing Roadhouse

Shoeless Joe’s

Hodder Tavern

On Deck

Beaux Daddy’s

Station Two: The Scand Stop

Lot 66

In Common

Milk & Water Baking Co

Silver Birch Restaurant

Groggy Toad

Prospector Steak House

Apple Chipotle’s

Tony Romas

Wacky Wings

Madhouse Grill

Tulip’s Café

Rooster’s Bistro

Shooters Tavern

David’s Tea

Bean Fiend


TJ's Ice Cream Shoppe


 Offering alternative service delivery/changed hours

J&J Sports - Showroom closed, service centre open for essential services only

Cheese Encounter - offering curbside pickup outside the storefront

Lovely Body – Pick-Up/Delivery only

Shoppers Drug Mart – First hour each open for seniors and the disabled only

NoFrills – 7-8am each day for Seniors & Disabled

LCBO – Reduced Hrs 11am-6pm daily

The Beer Store - Reduced Hrs - 10am-7pm daily

Authentique – Reduced Hrs 11am-3pm

Kia Ora - online ordering with delivery

Victoria Inn - only registered guests allowed in the hotel


D&R Sporting Goods

Unveiled Bridal Boutique

Ski Haus

Bath & Body Works


La Vie En Rose

Old Navy


Children’s Place

Toys R Us




Addition Elle

Party City

Mark’s Work Warehouse




All Recreation Facilities including:

  • 55+ centres
  • Arenas
  • Volunteer Run Recreation Centres
  • Pools
  • Libraries
  • City Run Day Care Centres

Friends of the Library Book Store

The Body Mind Centre

Elks Lodge

Rural Roots Children’s Centre

Movati Athletic


Port Arthur Curling Club

Fort William Curling Club

Stella Wax Bar

Lappe Ski Centre – Chalet Closed

Kamview – Chalet Closed

Tbaytel - Fort William Rd location

Industry Updates

***COVID-19 is affecting travel and tourism businesses across Canada. For more information on supports for affected businesses visit the Tourism Industry of CanadaTourism Industry of Ontario and Destination Canada websites***

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