About Us


In a nutshell, Destination Thunder Bay is a professional services company with extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources. We specialize in the design and implementation of events, activities, group tours, transportation and program logistics.


The team at Destination Thunder Bay sure knows their stuff!  Choosing amazing venues, showcasing local products and musicians, and ensuring that all 350 guests had an exceptional experience from arrival to departure- their love of our community shines through with their attention to detail and unflappable customer focus.


Charla Robinson, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Destination Thunder Bay provides exceptional hospitality services to the performers at City of Thunder Bay produced events. They are a pleasure to work with, as they go a step beyond what they are requested to do, this makes them a key part to the success of Live on the Waterfront.


– Ash Young, Live on the Waterfront

The team at Destination Thunder Bay was amazing!


We were looking for something fun & exciting that we hadn’t done before. They came up with a sailing adventure that was perfect! We just showed up which was the best part for me, because I’m usually the one working out the details. Melissa took care of the food & drinks with extra care to specific sensitivities & allergies. We took advantage of the sound system on the boat & had a blast!


Our experience with them was so great that they’re in the process of planning a sleigh ride this winter for our staff & families. Looking forward to future staff team building experiences that they have in mind for us!


– Carmelina Del Nin, Generator

Meet our team

  • Kerry Berlinquette
    Kerry Berlinquette

    Kerry’s passion for sharing her community with the world fuels the fire igniting Destination Thunder Bay.

  • Emily Shandruk
    Emily Shandruk

    Emily is the Queen of all things operational.  She ensures all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, which is important when your name has the word ‘destination’ in it!

  • Melissa Gagne
    Melissa Gagne

    Melissa works hard to create experiences that serve to connect people  She proactively searches for new opportunities to collaborate and explore further.

  • Jeremy Landon
    Jeremy Landon

    Jeremy spends endless hours researching all of Thunder Bay’s hidden gems.  His “Where’s Jeremy” instagram is a go to for exploring our region “off road.”