Big Lake Taco Fiesta

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Location: Thunder Bay's Waterfront District



Ages 19+



Ages 9+

Fiesta-inspired tour with tasty tacos paired with a sample of local craft beers, Tequila and other TBay treats - Tuesdays only!

  • Sample 3 excellent tacos from 3 talented local chefs.
  • Taste delicious local artisanal gelato, and learn about how it is connected to regional dairies + other farmers!
  • Get introduced to the local craft beer scene, and most importantly, where to find them on tap!
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Thunder Bay's first graffiti alley, and the inspiring stories of collaboration behind it!
  • Celebrate the 'Big Lake' and learn how the people of the region are inextricably linked to the largest Lake in the World!

Umbrellas are available, as tours run rain or shine!

Be prepared to walk a total of 1.5-2 km in total.

Your tour guide will greet you at the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel lobby, where you will begin with an introduction to the place, the Lake, the hotel, and neighbourhood.

Tour will continue with tastings of tacos + craft beers, gelato + tequila.  Historic buildings, stories and public art will be storied en route.

Wrap up the tour and relax at the final stop, a fantastic local restaurant with an excellent menu of food and drinks on tap.


Celebrate tacos, history + the Big Lake, in this perfectly paired Taco Fiesta in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District.

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel lobby

This historic hotel has over 100+ years of stories worth celebrating.

Three outstanding local restaurants

Taste 3 tacos from three talented chefs, paired with a drink at each location (i.e. two 4-oz samples of local craft beers and a 1/2 oz of tequila, or non-alcoholic drinks).

Prime Gelato

Taste the decadent flavours of locally-made gelato. Grab a euro cup and explore the view + stories looking out at the Big Lake!

Graffiti Alley + other neighbourhood highlights

Connect to some of the significant history behind the buildings, landmarks, and public art.

Street (meter) parking is free in the downtown area after 5 pm. There is also a City Parkade available 2 blocks away at 18 N. Court St.

Other transportation tips and suggestions will be included in your confirmation email once your ticket is booked.

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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.

Are children allowed?

Yes. We welcome children 9+ on most tours, with a few exceptions (e.g. the ‘Superior Happy Hour(s)’ Tour), as listed in the tour descriptions.

FYI – If the tour includes a tasting of an alcoholic beverage, there will be options for a small tasting of a non-alcoholic beverage to all guests under 19 years of age, and, for those who would prefer.

If you are interested in a family adventure, that is child-friendly (including smaller children and/or infants), or even a fun birthday-party – consider booking a private/custom tour that will cater to young foodies, adventurers and/or hikers!

Please contact us, as we’d love to co-create a fun, educational and kid-friendly private walking food tour catered to your interests – either in town, or in a nearby natural area!

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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.

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