26 June 2015

Annual Beechwood Cemetery Historical Walking Tour

Celebrate the spirit of exploration and adventure, with a special focus on the people that dedicated their lives to exploring Canada at Ottawa's Beechwood Cemetery this Sunday, June 28, at 2:00pm

The tour will include stops at the gravesites of five men who explored hostile and isolated terrain, often alone, including: pioneering anthropologist and ethnologist Diamond Jenness, who lived with the Copper Inuit for two years; arctic explorer Albert Peter Low; and Canada’s foremost field naturalist of the 19th century, John Macoun. Costumed actors will bring these historical figures to life.

Temperatures won't be Arctic-like, 15C, but the forecast is for rain - no snow though.

Refreshments will be served after the tour. Enter by Beechwood Avenue entrance (280 Beechwood Ave.) The tour and parking are free. Bring rain gear and good walking shoes.

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