Workers’ History Museum Labour History Walking Tour

The tour covers the history of labour in Ottawa, from pre-Contact all the way through to modern times. Highlights include the lumber trade, LeBreton Flats, the building of the Rideau Canal, and the construction of the Parliament Buildings. The tour weaves personal and community stories into the broader narrative of Ottawa’s changing character.

Carte indiquant le point de départ

Beginning at the NAC near the Oscar Peterson statue, we'll follow the Rideau Canal, cross Parliament Hill, then walk west to the Supreme Court Building.

Transit information:  The meeting point is between the Mackenzie King and Metcalfe stops.

Au sujet du guide

Sanna has over 10 years of experience in providing guided tours about Ottawa and Canadian history, and is currently the president of the Workers' History Museum.  You can find out more about the Workers' History Museum on their website at

This walk is also offered on Sunday, May 8.  Sanna's colleague Robert Hatfield will lead the Sunday version. 


Sanna Guerin

Date:sam 7 mai, 2016
Durée: 1 heure
Langue: anglais
Début:NAC, near Oscar Peterson Statue
Fin:Supreme Court Building
Quartier:Centretown/Parliament Hill
Distance:2.0 kms

Accommodations can be made for the route, but there will be inclines (especially getting onto Parliament Hill). Participants should be prepared to walk moderate distances between points of interest.

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