Warm & sturdy footwear is recommended
Layer up! Tours run in cold temperatures
Your guide will greet you 15 minutes before your adventure’s scheduled start time in the ‘Seek HQ,’ which is located on the 2nd floor of the Finnish Labour Temple, at 314 Bay St. (Climb outdoor cement staircase and enter the door with our logo on it, and we’re upstairs on the left!)
At the HQ, you will receive any outfitting needed* before departing to the trailhead, and receive an overview of our day and route.
*Outfitting available to borrow, free of charge: backpack, re-usable water bottle and thermos. Plus: receive a 15% discount to Gear Up for Outdoors with proof of your ticket purchase, for all your other gear needs & wants!
Meet on Bay St in the 'Seek HQ', located in a National Historic building; greet your guide, get outfitted, pack your lunch, and receive an overview of the day's adventure!
Drive to 'Trailhead'
Drive to the destination (agreed upon prior to ticket purchase), where you will begin the adventure on snowshoes (conditions dependent) !
The adventure begins!
In comfort, explore the Boreal forest in winter with other guests and a professional guide, stopping to explore, snack, or eat a delicious lunch prepared from a local Bakery.
Return to Bay/Algoma neighbourhood
Drive back to the 'Seek HQ' on Bay St., return any borrowed gear, and receive recommendations of where to celebrate your post-adventure at nearby restaurants or wellness centres!
'Seek HQ' - located upstairs (2 floors) at 314 Bay St (Good news: Saturdays and Sundays the neighbourhood street parking meters are free! Contact us for other parking tips if you need!)
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!
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.
Pets are allowed only on private/custom tours, where we can accommodate your needs.
However, no pets are allowed on any of our public tours at this time, with the exception of service animals.
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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Dot-Evelyn, Toronto, Ontario
"Alone on business in Thunder Bay, I decided to go early and take in what it had to offer. With the expert and inspiring guidance of Sue Hamel, we enjoyed Kakabeka Falls, and a 3 km hike. She is brilliant, wise, committed and inspiring... It will make your visit to Thunder Bay, I promise!"