Thunder Bay Things to do

Last summer, six local children teamed up with a TVO television crew to redesign the park with a Sleeping Giant theme. (CBC News)

It's Victoria Day and there is plenty to do — for free — in Thunder Bay today. CBC Thunder Bay has tracked down four free things to do.

Thunder Bay Botanical Conservatory

It's a soothing place for a stroll if you're planning to use your weekend to unwind.  It's also a great way to lose yourself in lush landscape of tropical plants and forget about the extra long winter we've just come through.

Citizens fought to spare the conservatory from closure so we could continue to enjoy it on days like this.

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Take the kids to Picton Park

Last summer, six local children teamed up with a TVO television crew to redesign the park with a Sleeping Giant theme. Their efforts were documented on TVO's show "Giver" this past week. Why not pay tribute to their hard work by enjoying the fruits of their labour with your family?

A bike ride at Kakabeka Falls

Not only is the scenery beautiful and the exercise beneficial, but the Shake Shoppe opens this weekend, meaning you can reward yourself for all those burned calories with an ice cream sundae. Those aren't free, of course but a small Snowstorm will set you back less than $5.

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Cheer on runners at Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race

Starting at 9 am, racers will head from Arthur St. up Simpson St., Fort William Road and Water St. to Marina Park then turn around and head all the way back to the finish line near Donald St. Rumour has it, runners go faster the louder you cheer. 

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