Sip and Savour in the Waterfront District

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Location: Thunder Bay's Waterfront District



Ages 18+



Ages 8+

Sample popular neighbourhood highlights - decadent coffee, sweets and sights, then relax in an Irish gastropub.

  • Enjoy tastings from 3+ local food establishments, all integral to this lively Entertainment District.
  • Experience beautiful views of Lake Superior, as well as some inspiring local history and art.
  • Know where to eat, drink, shop and most importantly, relax like a local!

Your tour guide will greet you in the lobby of the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel.

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel

Built as a world-famous C.N.R hotel over a century ago, it is filled with stories of both local + national significance.

Artisanal gelato + gorgeous cupcake

Meet two local hotspots to indulge in some decadent treats, and stories behind them. Best of all, they are made right in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District!

St. Paul's Roastery

One of the gems in Thunder Bay's coffee roasting scene, and importantly, a perfect place to savour good locally roasted coffee. We'll take a drink with us to see the sights!

The Foundry Pub

Enjoy a sample of a local craft beer (4 oz) and food, while relaxing in this Irish Gastropub.

We recommend parking at the Parkade located only a couple of blocks away at: 18 Court St. North. Note: Street/metered parking is 2 hours (max) in Thunder Bay between 8:30 am - 5 pm (making it tight for this tour, that is 1 hour 45 minutes+).

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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.

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!

Do we only walk around and sample food?

No, this is only part of the experience (albeit a delicious one)!  We are also storytellers.  Our tours combine natural and cultural history, architectural commentary, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience. Here on the northshore of Lake Superior, aka Gitchee Gami (as per the Anishinabek language) the land and people are full of rich stories.  Our tours are designed to celebrate local distinctiveness, and to provide opportunities to invite guests to connect meaningfully with this place – the water, the land, and local people.

There will be surprises – whether you are a local, visiting family, or an international traveller.

Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods, or hiking in nearby trails in the beautiful Boreal forest, while learning some of the natural and cultural history from real locals who deeply love this place.

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Andrew R., Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

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