Thunder Bay’s Centennial Botanical Conservatory is an indoor tropical paradise in Canada's northern climate where residents and visitors alike can discover or rediscover its charms. It’s a great year-round destination but it’s especially appealing as we shiver through a frosty winter.
The Centennial Botanical Conservatory is a fascinating place to visit. It was opened in 1967 by the Fort William Parks Board as a project of Canada's Centennial, it is a legacy to the citizens of Thunder Bay.
It’s a mini tropical vacation to put on your must-visit list on a visit to Thunder Bay.
The tropical plants and vegetation provide a positive feast for the senses: the feel of warm humid air on your skin, the sound of trickling water, the scent of dirt and moisture and growing green things. Standing in the arboretum under its soaring glass roof on a cold winter day, or even a so-so grey day the rest of the year, instantly makes you feel better. And it’s the most affordable tropical vacation you’ll ever take.
Community Gathering Place
Stroll the pathways and relax on the benches: the Conservatory is great for people-watching. Artists come with sketchpads, photographers come with cameras and writers come with journals. About 50 weddings are performed in the Conservatory every year, and it’s also an in-demand setting for family portraits and graduation photos.
To book the Conservatory, call (807) 625-2941.