Northern Delights Festival Returns to Celebrate the Culinary Scene

Thursday January 23, 2020 – Tourism Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the Northern Delights Festival will be returning to Thunder Bay for its fifth celebration. Held bi-annually, Northern Delights is Thunder Bay’s fall and winter culinary festival which was first established in 2015 by local Restauranteurs. The Festival, now led by Tourism Thunder Bay, offers the perfect opportunity for patrons to discover delicious cuisine and celebrate the local restaurant and food scene.

“Thunder Bay has a culinary scene that is the envy of many small cities in Canada and it has become a core experience that keeps visitors in the city longer and spending more.” said Tourism Thunder Bay Manager Paul Pepe.  “Northern Delights Cabin Fever encourages regional visitors into the city for date night, hotel guests out of their rooms exploring and residents out of the homes in the cold of winter for a warm selection of affordable delectable curated experiences from places they may not have thought of visiting.”

This season’s festival, titled ‘Cabin Fever’, runs Jan. 26, to Feb. 8, and features 14 participating restaurant, many featuring local ingredients, presenting Prix Fixe dinner menus highlighting the best of Thunder Bay’s culinary delights which are priced at $25 and/or $35. 

Participating Restaurants:

  • Anchor & Ore
  • Apple Chipotle’s
  • Beaux Daddy’s Grill House
  • Bight Restaurant
  • Daytona’s
  • El Tres
  • Giorg Cucina E Barra
  • InCommon
  • Nook
  • Portside Restaurant
  • Red Lion Smokehouse
  • Silver Birch Restaurant
  • The Foundry
  • Tomlin Restaurant

Event Sponsors:

  • Lehto Rainbow Printers
  • The Waterfront District BIA
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • The Walleye
  • Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

The public is encouraged visit participating restaurants during Cabin Fever Northern Delights to sample their limited time offers and enjoy delicious local food. Learn more at 


Contact: Paul Pepe, Manager, Tourism Thunder Bay, (807) 625-3880,

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About Tourism Thunder Bay: Tourism Thunder Bay is the destination management organization for the city of Thunder Bay.  The organization positions the community as Canada’s premier outdoor city and urban gateway to attract leisure, convention and sport tourism visitors from around the world.

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