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Information for Residents

Residents Information for Residents

Terrace Bay is a beautiful small town situated at the Top of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. The Township was created as a result of its proud forestry history and is home to approximately 1,800 residents, with another 1,200 people in nearby Schreiber. All of the amenities of a larger urban area are available … usually within walking distance (Interactive Map).   Frequently Asked Questions About Moving to Terrace Bay

Organizations and Services

For a comprehensive listing of organizations and services located in Terrace Bay please visit


Save the Date! WINTERFEST 2018

Terrace Bay is excited to announce our new winter event for 2018!  WINTERFEST - February 17-19, 2018 - Family Day weekend.  We are busy planning and organizing this new event for our residents!  Lots of fun and exciting events!  Save the date this upcoming February 17-19, 2018.

Volunteers are needed for this event!  If you would like to help out please contact Michelle at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office at 807-825-3315 ext.225.  The more help we have the better!

Holiday Garbage & Landfill Schedule

The Terrace Bay Residential Garbage Collection & Landfill Schedule for the upcoming holidays is listed below.  Please note to remember that wrapping paper is not recyclable and should go into your garbage.

Tuesday,  December 19  - garbage collection day
Wednesday, December 27  - garbage collection day
Thursday, December  28 - curbside recycling day

Landfill Site will be Closed December 25, 26 and January 1st
Tipping fees will be waived December  27, 29 & 30, 2017 during normal hours of operation for  household  garbage only.

Christmas Lights Contest

Celebrate the joy of the season and make our streets sparkle! Decorate your house for our annual CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CONTEST. The rules are simple - judging will be based on overall design and use of lights. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.  Judging will take place on Thursday, December 14 at 7pm.

Terrace Bay’s Canada 150 Skating Day

Join us on December 10 for the coolest skating celebration! Together, let’s skate and celebrate #Canada150 at the Terrace Bay Arena for the Canada 150 Skating Day!  We will be celebrating the end of a great year celebrating Canada's 150, and ringing in the holiday season with fun family skate and special visit from Santa. Cookies and Hot Chocolate for everyone!  FREE event for everyone!

Changes to Legislation – Tax Arrears (2 years)

Please be advised that Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 (“MOMLA”) is now law.  It passed and received royal assent on May 30, 2017.

Previously, a tax arrears certificate could be registered if there were arrears owing on January 1 of the third year following that in which the taxes became owing (Municipal Act, 2001, s.373(1)).  In other words, if there were arrears owing from 2014 or earlier, a tax arrears certificate could be registered after January 1, 2017.  Read More

Flu Shot Clinic – Tuesday, November 14

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is providing a Free Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, November 14 from 5pm to 7pm at the M.King Hall.  Children under 16 need the written consent of a parent/guardian.  These clinics are scent safe.  Please do not wear scented products.  Please wear short sleeves.

A free flu shot is available to everyone aged 6 months and older.  For more information call 825-7770 or visit

Thunder Bay Symphony coming to Terrace Bay!

Thunder Bay Symphony takes its entire sensational show on the road!

Monday, Nov. 6                7:30 pm, Lake Superior High School
Tuesday, Nov. 7               10:10 am, Lake Superior High School (Remembrance Day talk)

Tour East brings great music up close and personal. Concert highlights include Rossini’s magical Overture L’Italiana in Algeri, John William’s brilliant Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lyadov’s playful Baba-Yaga, Beethoven’s powerful Symphony No. 7 in A Major. Especially programmed for classical music lovers, families and young people, this is a show you won’t want to miss!  Read More

Terrace Bay Memorial Arena Opens for the Season

The Terrace Bay Memorial Arena Opens for the Season on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  For information on public skating times check out the Weekly Arena Schedules.

Stay Clear. Stay Safe

An Important Message from Ontario Power Generation - OPG:

Stay Clear! Stay Safe!  Residents are advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 0cms to 70cms on Tuesday September 19th, 2017.  The reason for the flow increase is that the Aguasasbon Generating Station is undergoing maintenance until Nov 23 during which time no water can be passed through the turbines.  Please exercise caution!

Primary Forest Resource Road to be Closed for Repairs

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that a section of a primary forest resource road south of Longlac and north of Terrace Bay, in Nipigon District, will be closed for bridge repairs.  A portion of Catlonite Road will be barricaded while repairs are underway. Road access through the site will not be allowed. Catlonite Road is a link to Highway 11 at the north and Highway 17 at the south.

The portion of the road to be closed is located at Long Lake Narrows (Taylor’s Bridge), located approximately 92 kilometres south of Longlac and 52 kilometres north of Terrace Bay.  The road is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks, starting Monday, October 2, 2017.  While this portion of the road is closed, travellers may choose to use the Goldfield/Wintering Road.

For more information, please contact Dave Barker, Nipigon District, Geraldton Field Office at 807- 854-1810.


Terrace Bay Wins – 2017 Best of the Lake!

Congratulations, Terrace Bay! The Lake Superior Magazine just awarded the town the Best Visitor Information Centre, Best Lake View, Best Family Destination, Reader's Choice - Best Home and Best Scenic Drive in the 2017 Best of the Lake Awards for Ontario!

A big congratulations to Drifters for winning the Ontario - Best Lodging and Best Restaurant.

Check out the complete list of winners!

Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife Bird Feeders

This is a reminder that, in accordance with Bylaw No. 16-2012, a Bylaw to Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife within the Corporate limits of The Township of Terrace Bay, Article 3, 3.01 (c) regarding Bird Feeders, using bird feed only between the period of November 1 to April 30. We ask that you please abide by this bylaw due to prevent the attractant of black bears during the remaining month. Please note that this Bylaw will be enforced!

Terrace Bay Swim Pool receives a new facelift

Wonder what is happening at the Terrace Bay Swim Pool?  The pool is receiving a facelift with a new Pool Liner for the 2017 Season!  Workers are busy taking out the old liner right now to prepare for the new one.  This project is funded by the Ontario 150 Community Program - Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Congratulations AVTB – Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Winner!

Congratulations to AV Terrace Bay on winning the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Award!

March Break Brochure

Check out the March Break 2017 for March 13 to 17!

Casque Isles Trail – Ontario’s 25 Best Hikes

The Casque Isles Trail has been named amoung the Top 10 of the Top 25 Best Hikes in Ontario by Explore Magazine!

Read the article at Explore Magazine!

Terrace Bay CivicWeb Portal Launch!

Find out what's happening in our community!

Holiday Arena Schedules – December 16 to January 5

Check Out the Current Weekly Arena Schedules!

Oldtimers Hockey

Oldtimers Hockey is back again this year with a new time slot!  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm!

Terrace Bay NBC Hockey

NBC Hockey is returning to the Terrace Bay Arena!  Tuesdays 8:30pm to 9:30pm and Thursdays 9pm to 10pm!  Starts October 11