Umbrellas are available to borrow, as tour run rain or shine!
Be prepared to walk outdoors 1.5 km in all weather (eg - sidewalks with snow + ice)
Finnish Labour Temple
Learn about this century old City landmark and National Historic Site, and, of course, a signature dish served in the restaurant!
Local Food artisans in Bay/Algoma
Enjoy 'signature' tastings of food + drink while we walk the neighbourhood - celebrating local stories that will connect you meaningfully to this neighbourhood.
Morning tours end at this beloved neighbourhood pub, with a tasting of a beer cheese dip and a 1/2-oz of whiskey.
Afternoon tours end at this delicious Italian restaurant for a tasting of 4 oz of wine paired with their signature sharing plate.
Your tour guide will greet you upstairs in the 'Seek HQ' - on the 2nd floor of the Finnish Temple, two floors above the 'Hoito' restaurant (take outside staircase and enter the glass door with the 'Seek' logo and the HQ us up on the left)!
Parking is available (for tour guests) in the large parking lot at the corner of Bay/Algoma.
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.
Yes, all tastings of food + drink (as described for each tour under ‘What to Expect’) are covered with your ticket purchase. Additionally, ‘Seek’ provides a minimum of 18% gratuity to all restaurant servers. If you desire additional drinks or food during any of the stops beyond what the tour offers, there will be opportunities for you to purchase these at your own additional expense. We do however, recommend that you wait until the end of the tour, so that you don’t fill up too soon and miss out on tastings planned for you!
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!
Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page to submit your own
REBEKAH S., THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO
"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."