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Thrive Tours Welcomes You:

Award-Winning Tourism Infused with Indigenous Culture

Embark on a transformative journey through the tranquil waters and scenic trails of breathtaking Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Located at the Heart of the Great Lakes, Thrive Tours invites you for a unique eco-tourism experience that blends guided adventures and Indigenous culture designed to awaken your senses and connect you to a place.


Thrive Tours is proud to be Indigenous-owned and operated and is deeply committed to engaging in a carbon-conscious approach, winning five Ontario Resiliency Tourism Awards in multiple categories since its inception in 2020. Thrive Tours invites you to share the beauty of nature by providing outdoor offerings ranging from canoeing and kayaking to guided interpretive hikes.

Each program is steeped in the wisdom of Indigenous ancestry, offering a transformative experience that educates, inspires, and unites. From the pristine waters to the lush forests, every detail of every tour is put together with nature in mind, honouring Mother Earth in a way that is new, exciting, but most importantly, sustainable.

The seasoned guides will lead you through carefully curated experiences that delve deep into the rich tapestry between Indigenous culture and the natural world, where every trail has a story and every waterway a song. As both land and water are explored, Thrive Tours enriches the experience by sharing ancestral songs with traditional hand drums or shakers. These melodies fill the air and connect us to the land, to our heritage, and to each other, echoing practices that have long been integral to Indigenous communities. Traditional stories of the Land and Waters are woven into each experience to explore a worldview that connects people to this incredible location.


Thrive Tours believes that nourishing the body goes hand-in-hand with enriching the mind and Spirit. For those looking for a fully encompassing cultural experience, Thrive Tous offers an option to infuse your journey with locally sourced Indigenous foods. Sharing a meal isn't just about sustenance; it's a celebration of community, a tribute to the Earth, and an act that has been central to Indigenous cultures for generations. In addition, many Indigenous foods have spiritual significance, and the act of sharing these foods can offer spiritual enrichment, connecting participants to something greater than themselves. Foods prepared are consciously aligned with the seasons, honouring the Earth's natural cycles. By actively participating in the preservation and celebration of Indigenous food systems, sourcing foods locally and sustainably contributes to the economic well-being of the community.


Thrive Tours programs are meticulously crafted to foster a sense of belonging and are open to everyone, regardless of background or experience level. They offer customized products and tours to meet the diverse needs and interests of their guests. Thrive Tours focuses on delivering transformative experiences deeply rooted in authentic Indigenous traditions. Specialized workshops and Cultural Wellness Retreats are also available to deepen connections to Indigenous culture and holistic wellness.

Complete workshops for team-building exercises, Outdoor Leadership Workshops, and family-friendly experiences are also offered.

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