Indigenous Walks — Elgin Street Tour

Photo:  The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument.

Looking for a unique tour of the monuments, artwork, landscape, and buildings near City Hall? Join tour guide Jennifer David on a walk around the neighborhood of City Hall for an Indigenous perspective on some familiar landmarks.   Points of interest will include the Human Rights Monument, the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, the LEED building at 150 Elgin St, and more. 


Meet at the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument at Ottawa City Hall, on the NE corner of Elgin and Lisgar Sts.   From there, we will walk north to Marion Dewar Plaza, then cross Laurier to Confederation Park.  Next, we'll cross to the west side of Elgin St and walk down to  Performance Court at 150 Elgin St., where the walk will end.   

We'll be close to washrooms and water along the route.

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Participants, note:

This walk will end just as our Apres-Jane drop-in gets going at the NAC. You are all invited to join us in the new Atrium to meet other walkers and volunteers, share your experience of the weekend, and discuss ways to make Ottawa even better for everyone! Enter through the Kipnes Lantern on Elgin St.

About the walk leader

Jennifer David (Chapleau Cree First Nation) is an experienced project manager, planner, and facilitator.  She is committed to creating and portraying an accurate and positive narrative of Indigenous people in Canada.  Jennifer loves leading these tours and has learned a lot from the people she interacts with. She is also proud to share her knowledge and the fun facts and stories about the Indigenous history, monuments and art in our nation’s capital.  Find out more here.


Jennifer David

Date:Sun May 6, 2018
Time:3:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Human Rights Monument <p>............................Elgin & Lisgar Sts.
End:150 Elgin Street
Distance:2.0 kms

The walk will follow city sidewalks.  

Volunteer to Marshal This Walk