Centennial Botanical Conservatory, Thunder Bay

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The Centennial Conservatory in Thunder Bay, Ontario is located in the city's south end. It was built in 1965 and opened to the public in 1967 as a Centennial Project to commemorate the Canadian Centennial. The conservatory houses various varieties of tropical plants, flowers, trees and shrubs in its main greenhouse, a cactus room, and a room with seasonal displays. The facility includes paths and benches and a wishing well and is open to the public, year round free of charge.HistoryThe Centennial Conservatory is a commemorative Centennial Project donated to the citizens of Fort William as their legacy. Construction started in 1965 and was for the most part completed in 1966 leaving one year for seeding and growing. It was finally opened to the public on November 10, 1967. On November 18, 1967, the official opening ceremony was held.In 1968, one year after the Centennial Conservatory opened to the public, a large banana plant was donated by the Canadian Daughters Assembly 34.
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  • i understand that because of the Covid many places have closed. Having said that, the closed locations alter their web page and indicate they are closed. The Conservatory has had 6 months to change...  more »
  • A small but comprehensive botanical garden. Good for any time of year with some variation in plants on display.  more »
  • Put down 3 beautiful miniature fairies with a 5 year old and when we returned 1.5 weeks later they were nowhere to be found.
  • Excellent place to go and escape the cold winter weather! It's a nice location to relax for a little bit

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