A   Place Where Legends  Live On

The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was established in Thunder Bay in 1978 with a mandate to preserve and honour our region's rich and proud sports heritage.

Since that time, a 181 athletes, 93 builders and 50 teams teams from all across northwestern Ontario have been honoured for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to a wide variety of sports. As well, thousands of historically significant artifacts have been preserved and displayed in a museum setting for citizens and visitors to take pride in and learn from.

Through the generous support of the City of Thunder Bay, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and our many "Fans in the Stands", the Sports Hall of Fame is located in a great facility in which to showcase and preserve our region's rich sports heritage. Originally built in 1916 to serve as a Lands Registry Office, this architecturally pleasing building is located beside City Hall and is part of the attractive heritage district.

Featured News and Events

2020 Annual Induction Dinner Ceremonies Cancelled

50/50 Ticket Success!

2020 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Challenge

Women's History Month at the Hall of Fame

As we celebrate Women's History Month, the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame would like to honour its female inductees from over the years! Please enjoy this photo collage and check out our Executive Director, Diane Imrie's article on our inductees for the Chronicle-Journal. You can also see our inductees on their dedicated pages for Athletes, Builders, and Teams.


There are many ways you can help out and get involved. You can become a member, make donations, become a sponsor, become a volunteer, donate artifacts, and submit nominations.

Social   Media

Interact with the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame by following our Social Media feeds.  You can find links to all of our social media accounts in the footer of each web page.  

See our entrance page for our COVID-19 actions and message our email if you have questions.

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Exhibit Gallery and Library 

Tuesday to Saturday: 12 noon to 5:00 pm

Office and Administration

Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5:00 pm


Phone: (807) 622-2852
Fax: (807) 622-2736
Email: nwosport@tbaytel.net


219 S. May Street

Thunder Bay, ON


P7E 1B5


$3.00 (kids under 12 free)