Rise with the Giant

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Location: Thunder Bay's Bay/Algoma Neighbourhood



Ages 17+



Ages 8+

Explore great food + drinks in a beloved historic Tbay neighbourhood, and enjoy a spectacular view of the Sleeping Giant.

  • Learn about some of the inspiring stories of resilience of both the local people + natural world.
  • Savour tastings in a historic area, beginning in a restaurant that is over a century old, and end at a hip neighbourhood pub.
  • With a hot drink of choice, climb a staircase to a beautiful city park overlooking a spectacular view of Lake Superior + the Sleeping Giant.
  • Connect with regional + sustainable food artisans + producers, and find out about where to eat, shop, dine + relax like a local!

Umbrellas are available to borrow, as tour run rain or shine!

Be prepared to walk 2 km, including some steep sections on sidewalks + staircases.

Your tour guide will greet you in the ‘Seek’ HQ, upstairs in the Finnish Labour Temple, above from the Hoito restaurant + ‘Finn Hall.’

Walk the neighbourhood and stop into 4+ food establishments for tastings, and visit a local green space at the top of a steep climb (staircase) for a magnificent view of Lake Superior.

End at a table in a hip and cozy pub (a ‘fixture’ for locals since 2001), and enjoy a tasting of a locally crafted beer (4 oz) and food.

Connect with the stories of resilience in this area, and sample great food + drinks

Finnish Labour Temple

Learn about this century old City landmark and National Historic Site.

Local Bay/Algoma food establishments

Try delicious tastings of food + drink in a variety of local food establishments in the neighbourhood.


End at the beloved neighbourhood pub, with a tasting of food and a 4-oz of locally crafted beer.

Parking tips + suggestions for options for transportation alternatives will be sent with the confirmation email once your 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.

Can I shop while on the tour?

We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour, so that we can stay on schedule and continue with the experiential tour and food tastings in a timely manner.

Please note: some stops (on some of our tours) will include small tastings of locally-crafted drinks, for e.g. 4 oz of local craft beer; at some of these stops, you are welcome to purchase more drinks, at an additional cost.

We recommend that you consider bringing a shopping bag and allow time either before the tour, or, at the end of the tour (after you’ve received some good insider tips), to browse the locally owned stores, food establishments + vendors – to bring some Tbay gifts + goodies away with you!

Stay tuned, as some vendors are planning to provide a ‘Seek’ discount to tour participants!

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow.

We advise you to check the weather conditions for your days event, and dress appropriately. In the winter months, this includes sturdy, warm footwear 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.

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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"Going on a Seek Tour made me fall in love with my hometown all over again. Sue is an inspired, passionate, and knowledgeable guide who has unearthed the cultural stories, historical significance and wonder of this special place."

Rebekah S., Thunder Bay, Ontario

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