After a month off, Guelph Arts Council’s Historical Walking Tours resume for the rest of the 2017 season. For over thirty years, Guelph Arts Council has promoted and celebrated the cultural heritage of Guelph by offering six different walking tours on selected Sundays from April to October (excluding July). Delivered by a dedicated group of volunteer heritage enthusiasts, the tours are an opportunity for tourists and locals to learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city.
Our volunteer Tour Guides are an integral part of our historic walking tour program, and we are grateful for their dedication and passion for Guelph’s heritage. Long-time volunteer Cathy Farr will be leading the first tour in August, Where Guelph Began. She says, “I enjoy leading the walking tours. I always learn something from those who participate”. Cathy’s tour is on August 6 at 2 pm. The tour leaves from Juice Inc., 25 Waterloo Ave., at the corner of Dublin Street. Cost is $5/person in cash to the guide, or online through the guelpharts.ca event calendar.
Available on each tour are keepsake booklets, which are also available at Guelph Arts Council (42 Carden St) and The Bookshelf (41 Quebec St, Guelph). They will also be available for purchase from the tour guide on the day of the tour. These booklets can also be purchased to use as a self-guided tour book if you are unable to join us for the tours on Sunday afternoons..
Each tour starts at 2 pm and runs approximately two hours. Tours run rain or shine, with cancellations only in extreme weather.
For tour dates, descriptions and departure locations: www.guelpharts.ca/gac-programming#walkingtours