(a shopping guide by someone who lives and wants to shop in Thunder Bay)



Thunder Bay Art Gallery On confederation College Campus 577-6427

FIREWEED Crafts + Art Studio 
182 Algoma St S.  345 4686
now Celebrating 20+ Years - artist owned gallery
largest collection of LOCAL SLEEPING GIANT images in one unique memorable shopping experience 

Anishinabe Art Gallery 1500 S. James St  577 2656   Indigenous Art on display (in mini mall beside the Beaver full serve gas bar)

Eagle Feather Art  124 N. May St.  622 5382
fine art supplies, commissioned art, local art gallery, art classes

Bee23  natural beauty + skin care products in a beeswax base   344-1709
- available in select boutiques + thunderbaycountrymarket in Dove bldg. CLE grounds
Saturdays 8am- 1pm

Gallery + Studio  33 S. Cumberland St (new) 344 4636

PERT'S Art Gallery + Framing   389 Queen St. (at High St)  345 6112  

Jangle Sisters Jewels  623 4070  European Style MUrano Silver Charm Bracelets
also at Thunder Bay Country Market (Dove bldg CLE grounds Saturday mornings until Dec 25)

WOLF TRACKS Studio  285 Bay St   344 5022   
Aboriginal Artwork + Unique Clothing Designs

Definitely Superior Art Gallery  250 Park Ave  344 3814 

KLEEWYCK Stained Glass Studio 601 Simpson St  622 6636

The Glass Lady  - stained glass outlet 615 Squier St.  622 4177

PANE IN THE GLASS  - local stained glass artisan - see custom art at local BIG craft shows in November + July - also does small repairs to stained glass items

BIG BRUSH  -  now in several Galleries

Early Snows Pottery   4485   Hwy. 61 NEEBING 475 9758

Window Light Gallery   581 Boundary Dr 628 2772

Lake Superior Art Gallery  605 E. Victoria Ave   622-7573

Recycled Treasures  Hwy 61 
lakeside craft  +antique studio just south of Grand Portage Casino MN

Squitti's  319 Bay St. at Secord  345 0461 now open 6 days a week with 2 Free Parking spots  established gift boutique features local artisans' work, within walking distance of world famous Hoito restaurant, Finn-Tastic Sauna .

Bloomers + The Brownhouse Chocolates  624 9005  330 S. Archibald St.  - fresh flower arrangements local artworks specialty chocolates unique gift ideas (east side of old McKellar Hospital)

Dog River Pottery   Silver falls Road (off Hwy 102) 933 4027

Strawberry Hill Workshop   Hwy 102  933 4416

Baby + Kids + Teens (toys, furniture, games, puzzles, hobbies, clothes) - go ahead, have one more baby this year in Thunder Bay ... or at Home wherever you are,  I dare you!

the PURPLE CAMEL - 605-D Hewitson at Carrick St 623 2871  (across from Northern Decorating + a HUGE PINK PALM TREE  halfway to the ever improving tropical Thunder Bay South CORE SHOPPING area)  features - K's Kids, Melissa + Doug wooden toys, educational resources, teacher supplies, French + English books and learning aids, traditional toys, for Ages range Newborn to 13+  Science Kits, telescopes, puppets , masks .... Bus Tours welcome anytime

KITTY CUCUMBER  (quality kid's clothing)  236 Red River Rd.  345 4880 

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Bambino Paradise  326  S. Syndicate Ave.
tel  286-1812
 toll free 1-866-757-6042  
hours OPEN 11-5:30 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri  + 11-5 Sat ..  Open all year since 1993


**Free Parking + Grandparents welcome anytime!!

Good Buy's SALE - SAVE on all new Maternity Fashions

- features All NEW ONLY Brand Name pregnancy fashions + BABY FEEDING Supplies, nursing Tops, newborn baby gift ideas, solid hardwood cribs,  custom size cradle mattresses, car seat bags, it's a boy + it's a girl bubble gum cigars, ride on toys, high Chairs, everyday Derek Alexander diaper bags, new Cloth Diapers soon .
Bambino Paradise is an all new baby + maternity store .... SAVE up to 30% OFF discontinued 
lcFishsmal.jpg (1606 bytes) BABY NURSERY WALL DECOR  + - SAVE STOREWIDE on in-stock AVENT baby feeding items!  New infant sling carriers by Z'fina, Heart to Heart, Hotslings, Little Star, also Moby wrap + backpack carriers by Boba,  Baby Trekker + First Journey - also sleepsacks + preemie outfits, custom newborn hats + scratchmitts .... SAVE on in-stock baby bedding Sets + nursery accessories
- CHECKOUT the new MAJAMAS + GLAMOURMOM + Breast is Best + Bravado NURSING TOPS
all 10 colors of Bumbo seats available (still only $63 Cdn here) + NEW activity play trays
   + several household babyproofing needs, all metal pet + baby safety gates by Cardinal, soft baby toys by Lamaze, see the  CURRENT SALE - DETAILS
+ all new
TOP SECRET Maternity factory outlet - new only maternity fashions arrive weekly from Canada + USA factory distributors + breast feeding covers + supplies, Bravado nursing bras, maternity support belts + postpartum supports, Gabrialla compression hosiery, Mondor maternity tights ... if Bambino Paradise doesn't have or can't get something you want, they WILL even tell you where to go... to find it locally - for example:


JOHN DEERE Toys (by Ertl) (a great John Deere toy selection) is available 5.5 days a week at Thunder Bay Co-op Supply- a short drive out Highway 61  (just past AJ's Crafts) - actual address is  560 Boundary Drive  tel  475 5190  + oh yes they also offer  metal roofing , fencing materials , pet food , bird feeders ,unique quality hardware items ,auto batteries , locks + a few hundred farm + gardening supplies + an amazing selection of quality greeting cards

TOYS etc

TAKE a HIKE the Outdoor Adventure Company -   311 BAY ST  6231740 in the cold + breezy but friendly shopping area by HOITO - open almost every day - Nature + Environmental GIFT IDEAS TOYS Robeez Baby Shoes, walking hoes HIKING BOOTS + outdoor apparel,  quality made Casual + Travel CLOTHING - by  Woolrich Royal ROBBINS +++   even KAYAKS ?    BUS TOURS WELCOME - it's like a mini Cabela's without any guns
MUSIC PLACE   263 Park Ave.  345-0073  see
(across from Fireweed Gifts)   in Bay + Algoma shopping district
Music Lessons Piano Organ Keyboards Guitar Vocals by qualified teachers
also professional musician supplies .. strings picks reeds sheet music etc 
New brand name quality music equipment keyboards pianos organs guitars + musician supplies - also Sales Service+ Repairs to many quality brand name musical instruments -  

PERFECT PARTY RENTALS   Onion Lake Rd  683 1077 - BIG Tents for Rent

HILL CITY COMICS  26 Court Street South-344 8774  

COMIX PLUS + Music Exchangee  -  186 S. Algoma St. 

FOLINO'S Superette -   198 S. Algoma St.  
all new COMICS section, more + more BABY + PREGNANCY MAGAZINES, crosswords, Sudoku + every Newspaper you could possibly ever read  in one day
more TOYS !

AUTO/TOOL/TOY  Sense  447  N. May St   624 2765
(beside Auto Sense - a great place for a transmission cooler)  
your NEW Thomas the Tank Engine DEALER....

Educational Resources - 623 2871  Carrick St at Hewitson corner open 6 days a week  (across from a huge PINK PALM TREE) - Caution - do you really... really  want your children SMARTER THAN YOU before AGE 20 ? 

LONDON FIREWORKS   345 0131 - retail + wholesale distributor
of fireworks, unique toys + gadgets, glow sticks ..
their professional team can also run your whole Fireworks show for you
.... or maybe you just wanted to accidentally... say... blow up or aim something at your neighbour's camp who never approved of your parties but when they had the whole ST. PAUL'S CHURCH CHOIR over until 3 am and they dusted off the PLAYER PIANO... well that's a little different .. and it would be very unfortunate if something like that ever .... happened - memo - I can't believe some of those people are still alive... like they were OLD 20 years ago or do they all just join the choir at age 67 ?

STATIC Snow Skate Surf   831 MAY St.   622 8500 .. an amazing selection not seen here since SURF WIND + SAIL (yes, that was a business)  

LAKEHEADD MODELS + Collectibles  262 Bay St  345 5776  model kits + toys  + airplanes

ROCK-IT Air Wea new  W A H DAD    622 2479
Custom made T Shirts gift ideas + screenprinted clothing or .... put your MUGSHOT on a MUG

Gifts + Household Needs

SQUITTI'S    319 Bay St.   345 0461  - step into the cultural centre of district of Thunder Bay at the unhurried, usually quiet corner of Secord and Bay  Canadian Diamond Jewellery + Canadiana Gift ideas +  unique quality items from around the world  also great prices on quality lighting fixtures + ceiling fans + power saving ideas, Canadian and Imported Gifts items, Christening gowns, cappucino machines, coffee grinders .... an eclectic everyday + special occasion gift selection not seen on Bay Street since Lauri's Hardware - bus tours welcome, just don't park at the taxi stand

FINNPORT   290 Bay St. 345 2641 - quality gift + sauna supplies + HOME + Bridal Registry  Imported Finnish Gift ideas

VICTORIA'S CUPBOARD  115 N May St.  622 7821  Victorian + Christmas Gift Ideas - 16 Rooms of home decor + candles + angels + dried florals + linen + lace + porcelain + china - a truly unique shopping experience .... Margaret Furlong angels  Abbott of England  Crabtree + Evelyn  Canadian maple candies  candles  aroma  naturals  Thymes bath products  bearington bears  - it's absolutely everything you can't live without and real quality INFANT GIFT selection Bunnykins etc ......

AMETHYST GIFT Centre Store  400 E. Victoria Ave 622 6908 - factory outlet store - rom their actual local amethyst mine  - amethyst jewellry carvings bookends clocks also rough amethyst for fireplaces + decorating hospitals even Inukshuks ... take home a piece of Thunder Bay  (or Elbow Lake actually)


FINN TASTIC   321 Bay St. 344 6656  MR BIG  in the Canadian SAUNA  industry


Clothing + Apparel Stores

logoBPsmall.gif (2315 bytes)  Bambino Paradise Maternity Outlet 326 S. Syndicate Ave  286-1812  ~ all New factory direct Maternity Fashions arrive weekly direct from USA, Canadian + UK maternity manufacturers - Modern Style Jeans , Belly Basics USA,  Bravado designs nursing bras , Majamas, Breast is Best feeding tops.... +  new arrivals weekly from UK + California suppliers!! COME CHECK US OUT!! ♥ ♥

Swartz Fine Fashions  148 W Frederica St  475 3344 
- quality mens + womens apparel - celebrating 101 years in business
(and he even looks like Dick Clark)
features Hugo Boss, Coppley, Lipson, Diesel, J Lindeberg, Nautica, Ringspun, Bugatti + more&  (memo - 101 years is like even before they had a road to Westfort or  cars or even)

TAKE a HIKE - outdoor adventure store 
309 BAY St   474 4220
ecological + nature theme gift ideas, quality travel clothing lines Royal Robbins, Kuhl, unique novelty gift ideas like GUMBY toys

WOLF TRACKS Studio 285 Bay Street  344 5022
Unique Aboriginal Designed Clothing + Artwork 
  Fashions + Footwear  122 Frederica St  W.  475 4755

MR J  Men's Fashions 128 Centennial Square   623 0537  
features Cutter + Buck (r) Nautica (r)   and more
memo - closed on Wed. afternoons + Sundays

JOYCE SEPPALA DESIGNS  4485  Hwy. 61   624 0022

 (women's wear)  424  Victoria Ave E.  622 1671
unbelievable clearance racks - always the best place to go shop for quality ladies fashions from Denmark, USA, Canada ...

YORGO'S  Mens + Ladies Fashions  234 Red River Rd. 344 4855 

RED EARTH IMPORTS  194 S. Algoma St. (NEW) 767 1557
clothes from all over this small planet

BUZZY'S Jersey City  420 Victoria Ave E  622 7000

ROCK-IT Air Wea new  W A H DAD    622 2479
Custom made T Shirts gift ideas + screenprinted clothing or .... put your MUGSHOT on a MUG

Overtime Sports + Collectibles  1101 W Arthur St. 577 6995
licenced sports clothing - NHL (r) Nascar etc ...

Miscellaneous Retail

COLOUR YOUR WORLD  784 Memorial Ave  344 0784   (open every day)  paints stains wallpaper  carpet  flooring  home decorating supplies + of course African tribal masks  + professional decorators on site  

KIM'S CUSTOM ENGRAVING + GIFTS   705-A Victoria Ave   622 1171

THUNDER BAY FIREPLACES    284 Queen St  345 2817

BOB'S WOODBURNERS + FIREPLACES  803 Memorial Av  345 3453  (kidco baby gates)

GENERAL APPLIANCE CENTRE   Simpson + Leith St  623-2312

IRENA'S FLOORING   448  May St N. Unit 103  622 0614

QUALITY CARPET     806 Fort William Rd   344 3848

MP FLOORING   730 Memorial Ave  344 8338 
(new 2011)

VANDERWEES GREENHOUSES (+ Patio furniture + cafe)  6488 Mapleward Rd  767 3666

HELIUM HIGHS     903 Simpson St   623 5555 - balloons + costumes

PRIMARY FOTO    701 Memorial Ave  345 7041 

SHEFFIELD + SONS   7 Cumberland St S. 345 2401
(lottery, juice, smokes + windshield washer fluid, what else do you really need, eh?)

GP McEACHERN  721-5 N. Vickers St.   623 4951  tools tools tools!

PETERSON'S Building Supplies 1524 John Street Road  -  767 5165
example -  4+ colors of rolled roofing
- not just black + brown ... why not just go here + save your time looking!

SILVER ISLET General Store + Cafe  Downtown Silver Islet  473 6310 (seasonal)  a one of a kind, summer paradise - best to call first!!



MAIER HARDWARE  183 S. Algoma St (main store open 8:30 AM every day)  also 620 Simpson St + 1515 Brown St.  largest quality hardware selection + new solar power + energy saving ideas .... its what a hardware store should be! Algoma Location: 807-345-1491, Simpson Location: 807-623-6052, Brown Location: 807-577-6465

SUNDIAL ENTERPRISES    346 9095   Cumberland St

REALTORS See many local Thunder Bay Realtors now on their own page - with NEW home Listings Links + weekly OPEN House links + also several do it yourself home selling links .. also (New) Commercial Properties  + Apartments for sale


TB COMM  TOUCH Wireless  1080 Lithium Drive  623 1211
- fair priced radio + cellular repair service + radio Batteries in stock - professional installation + repair service to most brands of cellular phones - Pagers, Satellite Phones

DUNRITE SERVICES (Computer Repairs) 995 Golf Links Rd 344 0200

SAFEGUARD Business Systems (custom order business cheques (for less $$ than a bank), one-write systems, computer cheques, payroll systems, bookkeeping systems,
local + cheaper than NEBS, custom Linux programming low rates)  call Herman, 344 2983  or toll free 1 877 544 2983

Basics office supplies)  344 6666 -new store-  540 Central Ave -Hours: Mon to Fri 8:00am 9:00pm, Sat 9:00am 6:00pm, Sun 11:00am 5:00pm                    office equipment, desks, copiers, shelves 

KENT SIGN Co.  434 Balmoral St.  622 1842
(hint don't wait for the
next Election to get a sign made)

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CURRIES COPY SHOP - 1123 Russell St.  623 4646
(copying ,  printing + of course.... MOOSE Gifts)

Thunder Bay Business Systems  326 Memorial Ave 345 5535 Computers, Network installations, office equipment, office supplies, copier service   the original MR. BIG in office stuff

Sporting + Adventure Goods

CHALTREK Outdoors  404 Balmoral St   577 8848  maps + outdoor gear

A-One Distributors   292 N. Cumberland St   345 4787
Floe Boat Lifts (aluminum) + Docks + canopies, Ramp + tilting trailers, FutureBeach (new style) Paddle Boats
... but they don't sell distributors ....

Rollin' Thunder BIKE + SKI  71 S. Algoma St  344-2433 

the SKI EXCHANGE    307 Euclid Ave  626 9692

Could  2013  be the Best TIME EVER to BUY a  NEW KAYAK ??

WILDWATERS 622 7200  856 N Vickers St (very North end) start at the JACKKNIFE BRIDGE drive north until you get to a RIVER - look right.... + you're there 
NEW + USED Canoes + Kayaks + Expeditions + Maps + Paddling Lessons (in TOWN)  - SORRY NO PADDLING Lessons or KAYAK rentals in THE WINTER - see also WILDWATERS EXPEDITIONS  768 2022   (formerly downtown Lappe)

309 BAY Street    474 4220
QUALITY hand made Paddles, Gifts, Clothing by Royal Robbins, Chlorophyle, Ex-Officio, J. Booth, Thule roof racks and accessories   and oh YA.... even HIKING SHOES + several Canadian made New Kayaks in stock

CYCLEPATH  831 May St N.  623 3800    bikes  boards + Accessories + jogging strollers

PETRIE'S Sports   125  Archibald St. N.  623 7221
Q.  why do I always end up here ? .... A.  because they have everything + they know their stuff  
 and they make a KEY for $3  that works

FRESH AIR  EXPERIENCE   311 Victoria Ave E.  623 9393

GEAR UP for OUTDOORS     894 Alloy Pl.  345 0001

ULTIMATE HOBBIES    1224 Amber Drive
345 4390   

NORTH COUNTRY CYCLE + SPORTS  1164 Roland St   622 0001   Power Boats, Trailers, Quads

OVERHILL SPORTS   68 Simko Dr  935 2363    

NORTH CITY OUTDOORS STORE  30 Cumberland St S.   346 8696 
really good selection of all season camping and outdoor survival gear (kind of like an Army + Navy (r) store)

FOUR SEASONS RECREATION  -  346 0946 - 915 Alloy Dr -  Sales + repair Service small motors quads snowmobile lawnmowers snowblowers 

Thunder Country DIVING  500 May St. N.   623 6550 ~Hours.. Mon-Fri:12-6, Sat: 10-5, Sunday:CLOSED

Dave Wilson Sports  624 Simpson St  623 5778  
who ever knew people would buy ICE SKATES all year round ? great place to  sell your old skates on consignment + skate-sharpening only $3.50

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