Re-Wilding for Wellness Forest Therapy Walk

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Centennial Park

Guest Ticket


Ages 12+

Please contact us if the price/investment is preventing you from attending the walk!

Immerse yourself in the sentience of the living forest, during a guided walk with sensory-based invitations to deepen connections.

  • Forest Therapy, also known as Forest Bathing and Shinrin-Yoku, is a therapeutic practice that guides people to an inner state of relaxation
  • It is a gentle, physically undemanding practice (<2 km walk) that takes place outdoors in a natural area
  • Forest Therapy can provide a doorway through which participants can experience a deeper connection with the living landscape
  • Forest Therapy Walks can be a gateway practice into ‘re-wilding’ ourselves’
  • "It seems we humans, like whales & monarch butterflies, are programmed to return to, or SEEK, places of refuge, nurture, & deep connection"

Please wear supportive footwear + dress for the weather, with an extra warm layer + wind/rain shell

NOTE: There are only rustic bathroom facilities available (outhouse), located near the trailhead.

Your tour guide will greet you at the entrance to Centennial Park – on the bridge crossing the Current River, just as you leave the main parking lot (on Centennial Park Road, off Arundel Street, west of Hodder Avenue.)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, to register & greet your guide.

Boreal Forest within Centennial Park

We will explore a small section of this municipal park, protecting 147+ acres of Boreal Forest, with extensive and well-established trails, along the shores of the Current River.

Guided walk, on + off the forested trails

Although we will not be walking far (<2km), there will be uneven terrain, as we will leave the established trails. You may, at times, sit on the forest floor.

Foraged Tea Ceremony

The experience will conclude with a tea infusion from foraged plants collected along the trail, paired with a small snack. Guests may be invited to sit on the forest floor.

Large parking lot offers free parking. Walk towards towards the Current River, where your guide will greet you on the bridge.

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Is there parking available?

Parking is available at or near each tour’s starting location, sometimes at a cost. After you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive a message with suggestions for both parking and/or options for other transportation.

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!

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"Soul warming evening with friends and a tour guide who loves what she does."

Joelle T, TripAdvisor

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