Fall in Love With Winter Walk or Snowshoe

Duration: 2 hrs 45 minutes

Location: Begin in the Bay/Algoma neighbourhood, then explore the Cascades (Lakehead Region Conservation Area)

Adult (18+)

$59

Child (7-17)

$39

Group of 4

$199

Ticket price does NOT include transportation. If you require transportation, please contact us directly at: info@seekadventureandtours.com

Fall in love with winter while exploring the Boreal forest located right in Thunder Bay's backyard!

  • Take a walk in a nearby winter wonderland with an experienced local guide! (Note: transportation not included - contact us if you need it)
  • Rated easy, this snowshoe tour will take you away from all distractions, where you can simply enjoy exploring 'place'
  • Awaken your senses and experience the beauty of the winter season in the Boreal forest, the largest terrestrial biome in the world
  • Complete your walk with a small fire-side local treat
  • Your ticket price includes: small treat, hot drink, snowshoe rental (conditions depending), and a professional guide;
  • Bonus: borrow a 'Seek' backpack, re-usable H2O bottle, foam seat pad + receive a discount at 'Gear-Up for Outdoors' for new gear purchases!
  • This is a family-friendly tour, best suited for ages 7 - 107; we welcome families with younger children for private tours, simply contact us

Solid footwear required, be prepared for snowy and/or icey conditions

This tour runs in cold temperatures - bundle up!

Transportation is not included in ticket price, contact us if needed: info@seekadventureandtours.com

Your guide will greet you 15 minutes before the start of your tour at the ‘Seek Adventure & Tours HQ,’ which is located on the 2nd floor of the Finnish Labour Temple, at 314 Bay St.

At the HQ, you will gather as a group to ensure everyone is dressed for the weather, before driving to the trailhead.

Important: Transportation NOT included to/from the trailhead.  If you need transportation, please contact us at: info@seekadventureandtours.com

Connect with awe-inspiring natural areas with a passionate outdoor professional and enjoy a delicious locally catered treat.

Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland, and explore a nearby trail in a Boreal Forest with a professional wilderness guide

Seek HQ, 314 Bay St.

Meet and greet your guide and other tour guests inside a National Historic Building. Receive an overview of the experience, pack up, and head for the trailhead in a convoy!

Meet upstairs at the 'Seek HQ' at 314 Bay St.
Note: parking meters are free on weekdays after 5 pm, and on Saturdays & Sundays. If you are driving your own vehicle, you will be parked at the area of the 'Seek HQ' for ~20min, prior to departing for our trailhead. Your parking fee at the trailhead (in support of the Lakehead Region Conservation Area) is included in your ticket price, though further donations in their box are always welcome and appreciated.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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.

What should I bring with me?

For all tours:

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable, sturdy footwear for walking. There may be ice in the winter time.
  • We recommend you dress for the weather with layers, including a wind/rain jacket in the summer months, or a warm winter coat in the cold months.
  • If it looks like rain, we can lend you an umbrella or a rain poncho if you don’t bring your own.
  • In the summer, we also recommend sunscreen, a sunhat, and a pair of sunglasses.
  • During the cooler seasons, it’s important to bundle up, and bring a warm hat & mittens/gloves.
  • * Important to note: onshore wind from Lake Superior can make even the warmest and sunniest day or evening surprisingly chilly!

+ For Urban neighbourhood walking food tours:

  • We recommend bringing a shopping bag, as you may be tempted to go shopping before or after the tour + bring home local treats and/or gifts!

+ For hiking + picnic adventures:

  • If you have a backpack, a reusable water, rain jacket + hiking shoes/boots – great.
    • If not: we can lend you a backpack, a reusable water bottle + a poncho for your tour, plus you will receive a 15% discount to purchase yourself some sturdy hiking footwear at our local Gear-Up for Outdoors Ltd. here in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  See: http://www.gear-up.com (with proof of your Seek tour ticket).
  • We recommend bringing an extra warm/wind layer, since despite sunny days, wind is often surprisingly cold off Lake Superior!

 

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow.

However, if there is a significant storm that is effecting safe travel, we will either reschedule, or turn your tour into a ‘gift certificate’ to redeem at a later date.

We advise you to check the weather conditions for your days event, and dress appropriately, including sturdy footwear. In the winter months, this sturdy, warm footwear needs to be appropriate for snow/ice conditions.

In the summer months, we can lend umbrellas (for urban tours) or ponchos (for guided hikes) if you do not have your own.

In the winter months, we recommend you dress in layers, with a (non-cotton) wicking layer, insulating layers of wool or fleece, and a wind-breaker/shell – topped with cozy mittens and a hat of course!

FYI – Please note: even in the summer months, here in Thunder Bay, onshore wind off Lake Superior can be very chilly!

Are the tours accessible by wheelchair or walker ?

At this time, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on the ‘Lake Walk‘ tours only (in the seasons without snow), due to the tight spaces in some of the food establishments we visit.

However, you can contact us to book a private/custom tour: where we can create other tours that are fully accessible, and can accommodate your group’s needs – including (but not limited to) wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, infants and/or young children!

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"Wonderful time in Thunder Bay, thanks for a great and educational tour! "

- Mary C.

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