Indigenous Walks is a walk and talk through downtown Ottawa bringing awareness about social, political and cultural issues while exploring monuments, landscape, architecture and art through an Indigenous perspective.
On the land of the Anishinaabe Peoples called Turtle Island, this tour will guide participants on various walks through Ottawa’s public spaces including:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.