PO Box 10041
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T6
P (807) 624-4271
While you're out enjoying nature, keep an eye out for ticks. Blacklegged ticks are present in our area and can carry Lyme disease. The trails that are the worst for ticks this time of year are those close to Pigeon River near the US border. TBDHU says that due to the mild winter, this will be a bad year for ticks. Find out more about ticks and Lyme disease here:
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Thunder Bay District Health Unit provides public health information for residents of the Thunder Bay District in Northwestern Ontario. We investigate reportable diseases, animal bites, and other public health complaints.
TBHA has a core of 22 dedicated hike leaders that resolutely lead hikes every year. This
intrepid group, along with the Program Coordinators, put together a hiking schedule that offers 2-3 hikes almost every week of the year. This achievement has been maintained for many years. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has put a temporary damper on TBHA’s activities since March 2020. However, we are ready to offer hikes again, once we move into the pandemic Orange level.
In the last few years, the participation on our organized hikes has increased significantly. There have been hikes with more than 30 people showing up at the meeting place.
Many hike leaders indicated they struggle with such large groups. Since we’d like to attract more hike leaders, we need to make it easier for them: a little bit less work so they don’t get burned out.
Thus, the executive decided to begin implementing on-line registration for hikes once hiking
resumes. You will be able to register for a hike from the Upcoming hikes calendar. Most hikes will be limited in number, the registrations for a certain hike will be only open one week before the hike takes place and will close at 6pm the day before . Only registered, paid up members will be able to register for hikes. You will have to log in to register for a hike and you will get an email with confirmation that you are sucessful. In the coming weeks all paid members will receive an email an email on the proceedure to register for a hike. There will be no more hikes put on by the association where you just show up and sign the waiver form and hike.
Hello fellow hikers
Since the province of Ontario announced the fates of various public health regions on Feb.12, it has indicated that the Thunder Bay District will move from lock-down status into Red-Control (in effect on Tuesday Feb.16).
Some time ago, the TBHA executive decided that if the district moves into Red zone, we will NOT offer any organized hikes. With COVID-19 cases escalating in Thunder Bay, the cautious approach is to not gather in larger groups.
When we can return to organized hikes, we will certainly inform you by email. In the meantime, try to get out and enjoy our very crisp winter days. We look forward to seeing everyone again in a more normal fashion, Stay safe.
We have posted some self-guided hikes on our website with maps so you can go out on your own during this time.
The TBHA executive continues to monitor this fluid situation and will offer hikes as soon as we are able to.
Thank you for your understanding.