Tours run rain or shine
For guests 19+
Walk will be 1.5- 2 km in total.
Tour will start in the lobby of the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel + Suites.
We will walk and explore the food establishments, stories and history in the Waterfront District, stopping to taste in 3+ local food establishments.
Tour will conclude at a barbecue restaurant + smokehouse (with a great selection of craft beers) in Thunder Bay’s Waterfront District.
Historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel
Built as a world-famous C.N.R hotel over a century ago, it is filled with stories of both local + national significance.
Three outstanding restaurants
Taste the dish that won Thunder Bay's best chef (2018) and other surprises by the area's chefs. Each will be paired with either a 4 oz local craft beer or a 1/2 oz of Tequila.
Taste the decadent flavours of Thunder Bay's very own authentic artisanal gelato, made from local dairy and using only natural 'prime' ingredients!
Walk the streets + experience some of the engaging history, public art, beautiful views plus Thunder Bay's first graffiti alley!
All (metered) street parking is free after 5 p.m. in the Waterfront District, or there is a Parkade 2 blocks away, located at 18 Court St.
Other parking tips and transportation suggestions will be provided to you in your confirmation email once tour ticket is purchased.
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.
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.
No, this is only part of the experience (albeit a delicious one)! We are also storytellers. Our tours combine natural and cultural history, architectural commentary, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience. Here on the northshore of Lake Superior, aka Gitchee Gami (as per the Anishinabek language) the land and people are full of rich stories. Our tours are designed to celebrate local distinctiveness, and to provide opportunities to invite guests to connect meaningfully with this place – the water, the land, and local people.
There will be surprises – whether you are a local, visiting family, or an international traveller.
Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods, or hiking in nearby trails in the beautiful Boreal forest, while learning some of the natural and cultural history from real locals who deeply love this place.
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Lisa M, Thunder Bay, Ontario
"Something exciting is emerging in Thunder Bay… with walking food, art, culture, history and nature tours…With my belly full of laughs, bacon, and beer, I was offered the opportunity to “seek my fortune”! It seems ‘what I am seeking is also seeking me (Rumi)!"
Explore great food + drinks in a beloved historic Tbay neighbourhood, paired with local stories and a spectacular view of the Sleeping Giant