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ABOUT

Thrive Tours is an Indigenous owned & operated guided Ecotourism company located in Sault Ste. Marie.  Reconnect with nature with quality experiences and adventure through guided canoe, kayak, hiking, snowshoeing, and year-round camping.

In the spirit of promoting and maintaining local Indigenous practices and philosophies, we are adopting a zero-footprint objective so that the environment will be clean and sustainable for many generations to come.

Meet the DYNAMIC DUO - Amanda and Brad 

amandaAmanda Cora

Amanda Cora is the co-owner and manager of Thrive Tours and enjoys being one with nature and is known to hug a tree or two while out adventuring. Whether exploring the great outdoors kayaking, canoeing or hiking and taking in the sights, being in nature is one of Amanda’s most favourite things to do.

 Her passion led her to take Nature Based Adventure Tourism at Cambrian College where she received her outdoor wilderness guiding certificate in 2004. With experience in coordinating, and facilitating retreats, events, and hosting workshops, she is the perfect one to organize your next weekend with many options to customize your experience.

bradBrad Robinson

Brad Robinson is the co-owner and operator of Thrive Tours who is a member of Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nations community in the London Ontario area. He has earned his college diploma at Cambrian College in the Law and Security Administration Program and his Bachelor's degree of the Native Studies Program at Laurentian University. 

He is an Indigenous artist whose talents include video production, graphic design, photography, acting, and traditional Indigenous male singing on the Grandfather Drum and is a member of the Black Bull Moose Singers. 


Brad is an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about educating and sharing his knowledge with others about Indigenous history and culture, which is one major focus of Thrive Tour’s mission.

What Others Are Saying About Thrive Tours

"Brad is a true artist with unwavering vision. No doubt anything he creates will be fantastic and imaginative."


"Amanda Cora was an amazing guide, I hadn't been in a canoe in 25 years and was nervous and didn't feel confident. With a bit of guidance I felt at ease and confident. We only had the morning for our tour and it wasn't enough time, I enjoyed myself immensely. I recommend Thrive Tours, and look forward to the future when I can go on another tour with Amanda" - April Folz


"Amazing tour !!!!!!Amanda is very knowledgeable  about nature. She brought my boys and I geocaching  in the rain so fun  having to hide till the cloud passed and finding the container we even added to it ! This was Brayden, my oldest favorite part. The boys even took charge  of making sure they had water and learned to cut wood , canoeing, putting up a tent they did so much  . They want to do it again next year !!!    Thank you so much for this experience!  Any moms wanna try to bring their kids out look into this? You will enjoy yourself." - Myne Poirier


"I cannot recommend Thrive Tours enough. I wanted a special day for me and my daughters. We had a great day canoeing, seeing the beautiful sights at Lacloche Lake and swimming. Amanda had everything ready for us. She is very knowledgeable. Amanda engaged the girls and made them laugh. A great experience. Miigwetch, Amanda and Isabella." - Esther Waymouth


"Amanda took a few of us hiking in the LaCloche area. It was a blast.  She is very knowledgeable about the area and the environment.  She has great passion for the people and the outdoors and makes everyone feel like a friend.  She is a lot of fun to be with.  I highly recommend her." - Joanne Proulx


"Amanda and Brad took us out on the water at sunrise which is my absolute favourite time to be on the water. It was so beautiful being on the calm water and seeing the loons on the lake." - Alyssa Martel