Welcome

The Waterfront District BIA is a place where lake, land and business come together. Our area is a vibrant and diverse downtown area, where residents, business and visitors come to enjoy a variety of land and water activities in a safe and beautiful environment.

  • The Waterfront District is not only the entertainment district of Thunder Bay, the area also features phenomenal shopping. Be sure to visit our many unique specialty shops featuring giftware and fashion, plus so much more.
  • The Waterfront District is renowned for its restaurants. Featuring over 15 restaurants within our area, we have lots to choose from. We have something for everyone from unique, charming, cozy, and elegant eateries to everything in between.
  • The Waterfront District is known as Thunder Bay’s Entertainment District for a reason! We proudly offer great live music and live performance venues as well as interesting and unique art galleries which often feature local artists.
  • The Waterfront District is a great place to do business, and whatever service you need for your business or personal life, you’ll find it here.

About

The Waterfront District BIA is a not-for-profit organization in Thunder Bay which strives to promote the downtown north core as the place in Thunder Bay where the lake, land, and business come together.

The volunteer Board of Directors has a vision for the area as a vibrant and diverse downtown area, where residents, business and visitors come to enjoy a variety of land and water activities in a safe and beautiful environment.

The Waterfront District is known as Thunder Bay’s Entertainment District and is proudly home to many specialty shops, art galleries, the casino, an active bar scene which regularly feature live music, and a variety of restaurants to satisfy any appetite.