Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was established in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1978 with a mandate to preserve and honour the region’s rich and proud sports heritage. Since that time thousands of artifacts and archival materials have been collected, preserved and displayed for local citizens and tourists to learn from and take pride in.

Located in Downtown Thunder Bay South, beside City Hall, in a renovated heritage building, the facility features an exhibit gallery containing display cases designed to resemble the various venues of sport. A ski chalet and arena feature memorabilia relating to a rich tradition of winter sport activities and an old style stadium takes the visitor back to the days of summer and the stories and photographs from years past.

The Hall of Fame area celebrates the athletes and builders who have brought pride and honour through their many accomplishments. Since 1982 over 225 men and women, and close to 50 teams, from all across northwestern Ontario, have been honoured for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to a wide variety of sports.

Educational programs and tours are offered for schools and groups. A sports library and archives are available for researchers and sports fans alike.


219 May Street South

Thunder Bay


Zip/Postal Code:
P7E 1B5