Your tour guide will greet you inside the Water Pavilion, by the doors facing the Lake.
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.
End with a seat at a local restaurant, that supports local farmers and food providers, with a delicious tasting paired with a small sampling of a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
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.
Local Restaurant(s) in the Waterfront District
Enjoy a delicious tasting from a nearby local restaurant in a historic district, that will highlight some of the area's vibrant food scene, and only a short walk from the Big Lake.
There are a 3 main parking lots conveniently located along Thunder Bay's waterfront, aka Prince Arthur's Landing. The closest one may be the parking lot adjacent to the historic Train Station. (FYI - Avoid the parking lot out on the Pier, since most of those spots are reserved for sailors).Get Directions
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.
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!
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 🙂
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Rebekah S., Thunder Bay, Ontario
"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!"