The Mission to Seafarers Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay

Welcome to Thunder Bay

Please find all the information you may need about this port on this page, including; contact details, facilities and opening times. Should you want to contact a Chaplain, please fill in our form here or get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact information

Contacts : The Revd Canon Ed Swayze

Telephone : +1 807 344 8241

Mobile : +1 807 626 2571

Local website :

Opening times :
Monday 13:30-14:30
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 and by appointment.

The Seafarers' Centre operates with a part-time chaplain and volunteers. It is open 18:00 to 21:00 daily, (except Sundays) when ocean-going ships are in port. The Centre can be opened at other times with a minimum of 1 hour notice by contacting the Centre.

Our van takes up to 10 seafarers. Call the Seafarers’ Centre (807) 344-8241 a minimum of 1 hour before you would like to be picked up.

Seafarers should wait for a pick-up at the gate of the elevator; for Thunder Bay Terminals in the Taxi and Visitor parking lot.

The Port Chaplain or a volunteer ship visitor will visit with 24 hours of a ship arriving in Thunder Bay and an appoiment for a pick-up can be made at that time.

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