General information

Cost and length

Tours last between 2.5 and 3 hours and cost $25 (cash) payable at the end of the tour.

Scheduling

All tours are available any day of the week, morning or afternoon, provided there are at least three people registered.

The 2017 tour season starts on Monday, May 1st and ends on Sunday, October 29th.

Registration

All tours are by registration only via this website.

Starting point

Rideau Canal and Protest tours

The Rideau Canal and Protest tours begin at the giant spider statue (Maman) in front of the National Gallery on Sussex Drive and finish in the heart of downtown Ottawa.

 

Parliament Hill and Indigenous tours

The Parliament Hill and Indigenous tours start from the outdoor amphitheatre at the corner of Mackenzie and Rideau/Wellington, next to Milestone’s restaurant (across the street from the Chateau Laurier).

Chaudière tour

The Chaudière tour starts from the front steps of Library & Archives Canada at 395 Wellington Street.

Weather

All tours proceed rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately and to bring water and sunscreen on hot days.

Mobility issues

Both tours involve walking up and down inclines and some stairs. People with serious mobility issues are encouraged to contact us in advance to discuss possible accommodation.

Customized or group tours

Group or special tours can be arranged. Please contact us for more information.