Peoples’ History Walking Tours2021-10-29T18:43:16-04:00

Practical information:

  • 2022 TOUR SEASON: The 2021 season is now over! Tours will resume Saturday April 30, 2022.
  • MOST POPULAR TOUR IN 2021: Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism in the History of Canada’s Capital.
  • GUIDE: All tours are led by Brian McDougall PhD, a life-long social activist, former public servant and university teacher.
  • COST: Tours are $30 per person and must be booked through this website. (You will get confirmation of your booking.) Payment in cash or via e-transfer is accepted. E-transfer payments to: brian.phwt@gmail.com
  • TIMES: Tours are available any day of the week, morning or afternoon and take about three hours. (Note: a 9:30 AM starting time for mid-summer tours is recommended.)
  • SMALL GROUPS: Most tours have 3-5 people, allowing us to customize the tour to your specific needs. Minimum tour size is 3 people. If you request a tour for a day when fewer than three people have booked, you will be required to wait for a later date or pay $90 — the cost of a three-person tour.
  • STARTING POINTS: Tours proceed rain or shine and start from different locations. Please see the page for the tour you’ve chosen for a map that shows the starting point.
  • CUSTOM TOURS: We can provide tours on other historical and political topics on request. Please contact us.
  • SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Please contact us for information about group rates, gift certificates, presentations, and other special arrangements.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact us via the form on this site.
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Peoples’ History Walking Tours

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Peoples’ History: Ottawa walking tours with a difference!

Our tours provide participants with an unforgettable learning experience that focuses on the lives and experiences of the people who actually built Ottawa (and Canada) but who are usually ignored by official history.

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