- Montreal: A guided tour of heritage sites in the core of Montreal, including Old Montreal and Pointe a Callieres Museum of Archaeology and History. Bus departs Ottawa at 8am and returns to Ottawa by 6pm.
- Kingston: A guided tour of heritage sites in Kingston and area, including sections of the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site, Fort Henry, Martello Tower, and Queen’s University. Bus departs Ottawa at 8am and returns to Ottawa by 6pm.
Ottawa: A guided walking tour of the Parliamentary Precinct and environs, including sections of the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site.
- Small-town Ontario: Ottawa – Almonte – Perth Heritage Tours
With an 8 am start
9 am -12 pm Almonte
Adaptive re-use design projects for several former textile mills. The work of architect Peter Mansfield, community organizations, creative financiers, the engagement with the arts community, the formation of the recent Heritage Conservation District are some of the topics and sites to be visited
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Perth
Perth is celebrating its 200th year, and is actually on the Rideau Canal Waterway system. Algonquin College’s Heritage Institute, the fascinating heritage trades program they have developed there, the enthusiasm of their Dean, and instructors will be showcased there. Downtown Heritage Perth was Canada’s first downtown Main Street Canada project and there are many examples of rehabilitation of heritage structures all owing their longevity to that initiative and the persistence of John Stewart, who owns Codes Mill – an adaptive re-use exemplar, and who was involved in many other heritage projects.
There is much to see in both places !