From live music theatre to thought-provoking art, there is always something exciting happening in Thunder Bay. It's often said art brings communities to life and in recent years the city's art scene has exploded, bringing vibrancy, creativity and inspiration to every corner of the city.

History and heritage

From the rich cultural heritage of the Indigenous people and the early days of the European fur trade, to the golden age of mining, forestry, and transportation, Thunder Bay is steeped in history dating back centuries. Visit Fort William Historical Park or one of the city many other museums.

Galleries and studios

Art lovers of any style are sure to find something of interest in Thunder Bay. Visit any of the cities many galleries to find inspiring woodland art, contemporary art, travelling exhibitions and more.

Live performance

Rock out at a local live music venue or get sophisticated at a performance of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Magnus Theatre features a constant rotation of professional theatre performances and there are many more community theatre groups performing in the community.

Local arts publications

Visit these trusted local publications for information about all the happenings in the Thunder Bay Art and Culture Community.

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