Best of 2023

“The Walleye is thrilled to present our biggest-ever list of businesses, individuals, locations, and organizations in the 12th annual Best of Thunder Bay issue. TBayers voted for their local go-tos in 175 categories, ranging from Best Cup of Coffee and Best Place for a Shag to new categories like Best Bannock and Best Dog Park. All that excellence is definitely something to celebrate, don’t you agree? So here’s to the winners and nominees who brought their A-game to 2023 with plenty of creativity, professionalism, and hard work. As we head into 2024, be sure to check out some new faces and re-visit your old favourites too.”

– Bonnie Schiedel


Interactive digital edition

a look back

“In a lot of ways, 2023 seemed to be a big leap forward for Thunder Bay’s arts and culture scene. The prevalence of live shows on local stages, art exhibits in our many galleries, new restaurants and other businesses opening, and full-scale
returns of many tent-pole annual events has been refreshing to see. So what better way to celebrate than with our first issue of the new year, where we hear what you have to say about who topped your lists
of 2023’s favourites in our annual Best of Thunder Bay survey, with this year’s being the largest yet, at 175 categories. Not only does this give us a chance to celebrate all the amazing talent and ingenuity in our city and area, but it also might
just lead you to a new favourite.”


 -Matt Prokopchuk






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