Superior Happy Hour(s)

Duration: 2 hours 30 min

Location: Thunder Bay's Waterfront District

Guest Tickets


Age 19+

Delicious tastings of local food + drink in the Waterfront District paired with stories of the area's deep connection to Lake Superior!

  • Explore stories portraying the interconnected history between the people of this area and the world's largest freshwater lake.
  • Taste fantastic food + drinks from some of the area's hip food establishments that support local and sustainable farmers + food producers.
  • Be inspired from the stories behind Thunder Bay's celebrated Graffiti Alley, and other area gems in architecture, history + culture.
  • Learn where to eat, drink and shop like a local in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District!
  • Taste Thunder Bay's locally made gelato, and learn about how it connects to regional dairies + other farmers!
  • Sample some local craft beers and most importantly, learn where to find them on tap!

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.

Let a passionate local guide show you around the Waterfront District, celebrating history, art, food and Lake Superior !

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.

Prime Gelato

Taste the decadent flavours of Thunder Bay's very own authentic artisanal gelato, made from local dairy and using only natural 'prime' ingredients!

Waterfront District

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.

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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 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 we only walk around and sample food?

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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"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)!"

Lisa M, Thunder Bay, Ontario

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