Guided Hikes and Tours (Public)


Experience the Adventure of Hiking in Northwest Ontario with
Outdoor Skills And Thrills


The Thunder Bay region is surrounded by vast forests, rivers, cliffs, valleys, and spectacular mountain top views. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide fun and exciting outdoor experiences that will last a lifetime! If getting out rock climbing isn’t your thing, that’s okay! We at Outdoor Skills And Thrills can still take you on a true Northwest Ontario adventure led by guides who have been exploring these parts of the woods for years. We have fully customizable Private Hiking Adventures for those who want to set up a private reservation, and also excited to offer Public Hikes scheduled on specific dates throughout the spring/summer/fall. These tours will hit up some of the most sought after hikes & sights in our region, so sign up now and let us show you an amazing experience you won’t forget!


This is a Public outing – You can also book this program as a Private outing


Upcoming Locations and Dates Available: 

(visit our Events Calendar for more details and check back soon for more location updates)

July 13th, 2022 – Dorion Tower Down the Canyon 10:00am – 2:00pm

July 24th, 2022 – Mink Mountain Lookout, 11:00am – 1:00pm

July 29th, 2022 – Dorion Tower Lookout, start time tbd

July 31st, 2022 – Mink Mountain Loop, 11:00am – 3:00pm


Mink Mountain Lookout: Towards the US border in the municipality of Neebing, cliffs line the shores of Lake Superior. With a vast trail network this location offers something for everyone! This trail is a consistent incline until you get to the top of Mink Mountain but the work is worth the reward! You will climb 600 feet above Lake Superior where you can see the full length of Michigan’s Isle Royale, along with the many islands of our north shore. As the trail winds around the cliff edge to the Northwest, spectacular vistas of Sturgeon Bay and rugged Pie Island will unfold! Loop: On this extended Mink Mountain adventure we will continue hiking towards Sturgeon Bay for additional views of the opposing cliffs along the bay. This will be a loop trail around the top of Mink Mountain called ‘The Upper Lakewalk Trail’ & ‘Valleywalk Trail’, bringing you back to the original trail we use to climb up the mountain.

Dorion Tower Lookout: This stunning rock pillar can be found 45 minutes East of Thunder Bay in the township of Dorion, and doubles as a popular rock climbing destination. With the access road not being well maintained, a 4×4 or high clearance vehicle is needed to get to the parking spot. The hike in from the parking spot is an intermediate trail that ends at a cliffside with multiple stunning panoramic lookouts. We often align this outing with one of our Dorion Tower rock climbing adventures so you could get the opportunity to watch climbers scale the tower as an added bonus! Down the Canyon: Helmets on beyond the Lookout for this extended adventure, and down into the canyon we will go! Follow your guide through the maze of boulders and cliffs all the way to the tower itself. Close-toed shoes required, hiking shoes preferred and highly recommended.

The Sleeping Giant: This location an hour East of Thunder Bay offers a wide range of options for outdoor exploration with its vast gorgeous trail networks that are well maintained. It caters to those who are beginners or have children with spots like the iconic Sea Lion trail, the nature interpretation trail, the Thunder Bay lookout, beautiful beaches, and so much more. Top of the Giant: If you’re an avid hiker who wants a full day challenge, hiking to the top of the giant is an experience that will last you a lifetime! Available to be reserved as a private outing, the iconic cliff gorge overlooking Lake Superior does not disappoint.


Equipment Available if Needed: 

Backpacks, Rainwear, Water Bottle, Trekking Poles

Climbing harness & helmet if it’s that type of adventure



1/4 Day (2 hrs): $79/person

Half Day (3-4 hrs): $129/person

Full Day (6-8 hrs): $179/person

(minimum of 2 hikers required for public outings to run)

We’ll show you exactly why people come from around the world to explore Northwestern Ontario!


Before submitting payment please make sure the date is available for the adventure of choice. You can do so a variety of ways such as; Submitting a Inquiry Form, Sending us a Message via the Contact page, E-mail, or Call/txt 1-807-472-4742.

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Experience the Adventure of Hiking in Northwest Ontario
with Outdoor Skills And Thrills!


Policies & Procedures
All adventures/courses are confirmed and booked based on guide’s availability. Check your e-mail for a confirmation of payment, and we will get in touch with you within 48 hours to confirm the details of your outing for you or your group.
After Submitting your Reservation: Each hiker is required to fill out a Participant Information Sheet online. We will send you the link along with your booking confirmation.
Equipment Rental: The total cost of the trip includes the rental of any technical equipment needed for the outing: helmet, harness, rock shoes, ice axes, ice boots, crampons, and whatever else may be required for a specific course or adventure.
Transportation: Transportation to the hiking locations is not included. You will need to arrange a way to and from the hiking spot.
Waiver FormYou will be required to sign our waiver form before commencing the program. Participants under the age of 18 will need their parent/guardian’s permission to complete registration. Minors who show up for an adventure or course without a properly signed waiver by their parent or legal guardian will not be allowed to participate. If you do not have access to a printer prior to your booking, please let us know and your guide will have paper copies available upon your arrival. At Outdoor Skills And Thrills we take great pride in ensuring our participants have a fun and safe experience. The proof is in the records – we are proud to say that we have never had an incident or injury occur during any of our guided outings! Nonetheless, we do want to make sure you are aware that hiking and climbing is a dangerous activity that can result in death, paralysis or serious injury.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Once a booking is submitted, we hold a $50 non-refundable deposit of the total cost of your outing. All program deposits are non-refundable, and the full amount becoming non-refundable 7 days prior to the booking. All requests for cancellations or date changes must be submitted in writing to Please notify us as soon as possible if you wish to make any date changes to your reservation. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions, guide health, or for any other reason deemed necessary by the guide. In such cases, we are not responsible for expenses incurred by the client in connection with the trip such as airfare, car rental, equipment purchases, etc. If we cancel an outing prior to the trip date, every effort will be made to reschedule for another available date within the current season. By its very nature, hiking and climbing is an uncertain endeavor, and many factors can influence the outcome of a trip. Accordingly, once a trip begins, we are unable to offer refunds for weather related cancellations, or for trips that end prematurely due to weather, route conditions or circumstances within, or affecting, your group.
Health/Cancellation & Interruption Insurance: It is important to make sure that your current plan covers you in the case of an illness, accident, cancellation, or interruption prior to or during your trip; get extra coverage if necessary. In the case of a trip cancellation or interruption, we cannot be held responsible for expenses incurred by the client in connection with the trip such as airfare, car rental, equipment purchases, etc.
Drugs and Alcohol: No alcohol or drug use is allowed on our programs. We have a zero tolerance policy and no adventuring is ever permitted under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Select Hiking Adventure

July 13th, 2022 – Dorion Tower Down the Canyon, 10:00am – 2:00pm, July 24th, 2022 – Mink Mountain Lookout, 11:00am – 1:00pm, July 29th, 2022 – Dorion Tower Lookout, July 31st, 2022 – Mink Mountain Loop, 11:00am – 3:00pm