Food and beverage tastings based on barley or grapes.
There are different ways to explore a new city to learn its history and heritage, discover hidden gems and chat with the locals. A walking tour is a great way to grow your knowledge in a short amount of time, meet new people, and meet the locals – and you didn’t have to plan a single thing!
Join Blaq Bear Culinary Adventures to explore downtown Sault Ste. Marie where you’ll sample tasty bits and bites, paired with a local craft beer, or tastings based in grapes. Whether a resident or a visitor, you’ll enjoy exploring the city’s historic downtown and waterfront.
There’s a food scene happening in Sault Ste. Marie. And it’s one of those little secrets that only the locals know. The city has always been renowned for its Italian food and pizza, but you’ll find a world of flavours inspired by countries from around the world. And new twists on old favourites.
Visitors and residents can enjoy meals is a variety of atmospheres too; fine dining experiences, a local café, cozy diners, full-size restaurants, and in summer, outdoor patios. What you’ll also discover about these eateries is that nearly all are family owned and operated. Some are even generational, run by families who are passionate about the food they make and the customers they serve.
Listen to interesting facts about the local heritage and culture of the area, and what kinds of foods and flavours are distinct to Algoma. Experience first-hand to savor the tastes at one-of-a kind restaurants and eateries, or what locally grown products make up the meal. You might even learn a secret family recipe, or two.
Based on your taste, Blaq Bear Eco Adventure Routes offers 2 types of walking tours.
Barley, Bits and Bites
For this walking tour, meet at Northern Superior Brewing for a taste of this heritage brew’s lagers and ales. From the Brewery, the walking tour follows the path of Bay Street and Queen Street with side routes to sample foods at local eateries. The tour ends at The Machine Shop, in the Canal District.
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Wine and Dine
For this walking tour, meet at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, a landmark building in the city that once housed the post office. From the museum, enjoy a stroll down Queen Street to sample some of the city’s fine dining options paired with wine. The tour ends at The Machine Shop, in the Canal District.
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Food Tour Need to Know
- Walking tours take place every second Wednesday beginning at 6pm.
- Approximately 3 hours along a 2.5 km route.
- A non-alcoholic tour option is also available.
- A taxicab is available to take you back to the starting point of each tour.
Tips for a Walking Tour
- Wear comfortable shoes; there’s lots of walking involved!
- Dress for the weather.
- Bring your camera. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos.
- Ask your guide for advice for other things to do in the area.
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Recommended for: groups of friends, couples, or a new visitor in town for business or vacation
What We Like: tours based on small group size which means you aren’t straining to hear the guide over a large group of people
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