About Indigenous Walks

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Indigenous Walks is a walk and talk through downtown Ottawa exploring landscape, architecture, art and monuments through an Indigenous perspective. 

On the land of the Anishinabe Peoples called Turtle Island, the tours will guide participants on various walks through Ottawa’s public spaces including:

Confederation Park

Marion Dewar Plaza

Lansdowne Park

Parliament Hill

Byward Market

Major’s Hill Park 

Pindigan Park

Brewer Park

You’ll get to know Ottawa like you have never known it before!

There are a variety of different walks available including the Basic Tour, Parliament Hill Tour, Indigenous Women’s Tour and the Very Scary Tour. Each tour is different and depending on your tour guide, you’ll get a perspective based on their experiences.

The basic tours begin at the Canadian Tribute to the Human Rights Monument in front of the Ottawa City Hall near Elgin/Lisgar.

Parliament Hill tours begin at the Centenial Flame on Parliament Hill.

The Very Scary Tour begins at the Aboriginal War Veteran’s Memorial on Elgin Street at Confedertaion Park.

Indigenous Women Tour: Start location tbd

Tours are $20/ person. Cash on-site. Email bookings@indigenouswalks.com to book a spot.

Sometimes we have FREE walks so check out the schedule and put your cursor over the date you’re interested to see more details about the walk. Make sure to register for those ones because spots fill up quickly!

Indigenous Walks will often provide participants with special guests to give “Spot Talks” which is a 5-10 minute talk given by local Indigenous people.

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Indigenous Walks would like to thank the City of Ottawa and Soup Ottawa for their kind and generous financial support in 2014 to help make the walks happen!

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