Boreal Bites and Booze

Duration: 3 + hours



Special Discount available for Ontario Nature members!

Taste and connect with the Boreal Forest and region while on a storied food tour in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District.

  • Experience the Boreal Forest from the urban environment, with stories and tastings highlighting the region's forest, waters and farms
  • Learn about, share, and deepen connections with the land and water while exploring further how Ontario Nature contributes to protecting it
  • Discover local gems in art, architecture and vibrant food scene
  • Connect with place through stories of local chefs, food artisans, and farms while enjoying tastings selected with intention
  • Explore the areas natural and cultural history during 1.5 km walk in one of Thunder Bay's historic districts

Meet and greet your guide and Ontario Nature staff and tour their local head office.

Begin at Ontario Nature's local office, before exploring the stories + tastings on a 1.5 km walk.

Ontario Nature

Informal meet and greet with Ontario Nature staff (4:15 pm) before the tour begins at 4:45 pm.

4 food stops in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District

Taste and experience creations from the local chefs, food artisans and artists. Three tastings will be paired with a 1/2 glass of local craft beer or Ontario wine!

Waterfront District

Walk amidst the urban setting, connecting with both natural and cultural history, with invitations to connect with the Boreal Forest + Lake Superior.

Meet and Greet: Ontario Nature office
We encourage active transportation or carpooling. Note: Nearby bike racks are found in the area, while metered street parking requires payment until 5 pm on weekdays, while a parkade is located at 18 Court St. North.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Are the food and drink tastings included in the price?

Yes, all tastings of food + drink (as described for each tour under ‘What to Expect’) are covered with your ticket purchase.  Additionally, ‘Seek’ provides a minimum of 18% gratuity to all restaurant servers.  If you desire additional drinks or food during any of the stops beyond what the tour offers, there will be opportunities for you to purchase these at your own additional expense.  We do however, recommend that you wait until the end of the tour, so that you don’t fill up too soon and miss out on tastings planned for you!



What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs at most of the locations.

Please note: most restaurants can accommodate gluten-free options, however, very few food establishments can ensure that cross contamination will never occur, therefore it is difficult to guarantee  that it is Celiac-safe.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

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