Friends of Grain Elevators

Friends of Grain Elevators

Explore and enjoy the fascinating story of Canadian grain headed for the export market. Here you will find the history and modern-day activity of grain receiving, shipping, and handling through Thunder Bay’s terminal elevators.


Grain Elevators

Explore the history of Thunder Bay's three elevator neighbourhoods and learn the distinguishing features of each terminal on the Lakehead waterfront.


Voices of The Grain Trade

Listen to an oral history of Canada's grain industry as told by grain professionals across the country through the 2019 OHS award-winning project.


Historical Maps

Discover where Thunder Bay's 30 grain terminals once stood along the Kaministiquia River and Lake Superior harbourfront.


Postcard Collection

Browse the collection of vintage postcards that celebrate Canada's historic grain industry in Thunder Bay and beyond.



View Friends of Grain Elevator's public displays that bring Thunder Bay's rich grain history to the Northwestern Ontario community.

What's New

Grain Days 2022

Friends of Grain Elevators and Science North celebrated their 3rd Grain Days in October 2022. The all-ages family event saw over 200 visitors explore the science and history of all things grain!

Voices Directory

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