Tourism Thunder Bay uses research and industry data to deliver a market-driven strategy. We aim to foster a successful tourism industry through increasing visitation to the city and region, delivering the best possible experience for the visitor and increasing the positive economic impact on the community.

Starting or expanding a tourism business, event or project

Two new funding programs to support tourism industry growth have been established through the share of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) directed to Tourism Thunder Bay as a division of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC).

The CEDC Tourism Development Fund program consists of two funding streams; one for tourism event support and growth, and the other for tourism product development projects. The program aims to support events or projects that attract out-of-town visitors for overnight stays in Thunder Bay and support visitor retention.

The Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) also has programs to assist with business startup from planning to assistance with funding applications and other services. Contact CEDC today.


View our 2023 Infograph - A snapshot of achievements in 2023

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How we can help

For existing tourism partners, we offer a variety of programs and services to increase your business including marketing partnership programs, workshops, and training opportunities. See all of the benefits to partners.

View our accessible 2024 Tourism Thunder Bay Marketing Plan.

Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to explore our programs and contact us to participate today.

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