Heritage Ottawa August Walking Tours


Throughout the month of August, Heritage Ottawa is hosting an assortment of guided walking tours. These are fun, informative tours where you can get out and enjoy the history of local Ottawa.


Walks will take place at the following locations:


Rideau Canal
August 6, 2:00 pm – MEET:  Bytown Museum (under Parliament Hill), 1 Canal Lane
GUIDE: David Jeanes, President of Heritage Ottawa and author of numerous downtown heritage tours.

Parliament Hill: An Archaeological Tour
August 13, 2:00 pm – MEET: Queen Elizabeth statue at the east side of Centre Block, 111 Wellington
GUIDE: Hugh Daechsel, Senior Archaeologist, Golder Inc.

Lowertown East
August 20, 2:00 pm – MEET: École secondaire De La Salle, 501 Old St. Patrick Street (#6 Bus Route)
GUIDE: Nancy Miller Chenier, Co-Chair of the Lowertown Community Association Heritage Committee and long-time resident of Lowertown East

Central Experimental Farm
August 27, 2:00 pm – MEET: Building 72 (Friends of the Farm building) in the Arboretum
GUIDE: Peter Anderson, doctoral student at Queen’s University, is completing a thesis on the historical geography of the CEF. Julie Harris, heritage consultant and public historian, co-authored the CEF Management Plan.

Tours depart on Sunday and last 1 ½ hours, rain or shine. No reservations required. The fee for Heritage Ottawa members is $5.00 and $10.00 for Non-members. I highly encourage all residents to consider partaking in these great events.
For more information please visit the Heritage Ottawa website.