Group Tours

We started off years ago hosting motorcoach tours and they are still so important to and interesting clients.  Since then, we have hosted corporate and media groups, RV caravans and motorcycle groups.  And lots of cruiseships, conventions and family reunions. 

Step-On Guides

LSV guidesThey are professional and personable...

...and well-versed in the facts, folklore, flowers and fauna of the Lake Superior region. We offer Thunder Bay city and countryside tours and a unique guide service for 200 miles along Lake Superior's spectacular shoreline. Book one for your:

Thunder Bay City Tour (3 hours min) - Tour the largest city on Lake Superior - an important port city watched over and protected by the famed "Sleeping Giant". Hear his story and see Terry Fox Memorial Lookout, Hillcrest Park, the waterfront,  the International Friendship Gardens and an Amethyst Factory where everyone learns of the powers that Ontario's beautiful purple gemstone, Amethyst, holds for the bearer.($55/hour + 13% hst, min 3 hours)

GerhardAmethyst Adventure (up to 5 hours) - This adventure to a real working amethyst mine offers an opportunity for your clients to "uncover a gemstone." Your guide will share with you all the secrets of the beautiful purple amethyst crystal - its healing properties, its historic uses and a few unusual ones too. The open surface mine tour, easy access to the picking piles and the vistas along the route make this outing a 'Blast'. ($55/hr + 13% hst)
Optional: visit to Ouimet Canyon, Eagle Canyon Adventures or Silver Islet.

Superiorís North Shore (4-8 hours) - On this tour, your step-on guide travels with your group for 200 miles along Ontarioís North Shore of Lake Superior - from Thunder Bay east to Marathon or vice versa. Your guide will interpret Lake Superior - the "greatest" of the Great Lakes. Learn about her shipwrecks, ports and sailors; about the "oldest rocks in the world" as you view them firsthand - containing treasures of gold, silver and more; about moose and bear and about the prospectors and prophets of North-western Ontario. Your guide will turn this scenic drive into an "Ontario Incredible" journey - an attraction in itself. Cost is $55/hr guide time + expenses (min $500 CAD + 13% HST)

2017 step-on guide rates are based on $55/hour CDN (min 3 hrs) & $29/hour wait time. 

Book your guide now - email us at or call toll-free at 1-866-688-9990.

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