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 remains closed to all non-essential travel until at least June 21. While domestic travel is still permitted, it is not advised. 

The Terry Fox Visitor Centre is currently closed to the public; this includes the indoor restrooms. A portable toilet is available outside. 

Access to the Terry Fox Monument is available.

The Pagoda Visitor Information Centre remains closed and will open when safe to do so.

Our friendly, knowledgeable Visitor Information Counsellors are still providing information and answering visitor inquiries via local telephone 807-983-2041 or toll-free 1-800-MOST-FUN (667-8386)) as well as email at

In the meantime, start planning your next adventure by ordering a visitor guide and checking out the Visit Thunder Bay from Home page.

Ontario reopening - Stage 2 - Regional Approach

On June 8th, the Ontario government announced that it is getting more recreational activities open by moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province.

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in the Thunder Bay district and other communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators such as lower rates of transmission, increased capacity in hospitals, and progress made in testing.

Effective Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the province will increase the limit on social gatherings from five to 10 people across the province.

For more information on what types of businesses and services are available during Stage 2 visit the Ontario Government COVID resource page.
There are a handful of lists available of local businesses providing service via online sales, curbside pick up, delivery, etc. 
It is advised to like and follow the social media pages of the businesses important to you for the latest updates on specific service delivery.

Industry Updates

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

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