Lake and Art Walk

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Location: Thunder Bay's Waterfront District, 'Prince Arthur's Landing & Marina'

Guest Tickets


Ages 7+

Walk along the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world, and experience local stories, art and a small delicious snack.

  • Relax and connect with Lake Superior, and learn how it is deeply entwined in the collective consciousness of those who call this home.
  • Hear stories about the meaningful public art installations, and the natural + cultural history along this beautiful shoreline walk.
  • Be introduced to the local vibrant food scene, and celebrate local distinctiveness.

Your tour guide will greet you at the Water Pavillion

Begin with a tour of some of the art on display nearby, before walking along some of the Piers with breathtaking views, connecting with the meaningful history of the area.  The public art will highlight the community’s deep connection to Lake Superior, and will invite you to do the same.

Enjoy a couple of small tastings from the local food establishments, that support local farmers and food providers.

Connect with the Big Lake, the beauty + stories about the local natural + cultural history.

Prince Arthur's Landing + marina

Awe-inspiring views of the Sleeping Giant + Lake Superior. Stroll along the waterfront where the City's largest public art installations are inviting you to connect with the Lake.

Stop for a small snack en route

Enjoy a delicious small sampling from a nearby local restaurant/food artisan, that will highlight some of the area's vibrant food scene.

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 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 bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at our selected food-tasting locations in Thunder Bay’s neighbourhoods.  However, we strongly recommend that you use the facilities before meeting up, so that we can stay on schedule and maximize our tastings!

When participating in a guided hike + picnic adventure in nearby natural areas, bathroom locations are limited, and be prepared for more primitive options.  It’s all part of the adventure 🙂

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"Ideal for both locals and tourists alike, you’ll learn, explore, taste great food and drink, and wonder where the time went. Worth every minute!"

Rebekah S., Thunder Bay, Ontario

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