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Michael B.

Ottawa, CA-ON, Canada

Hello, I am pleased to hear you are considering the Ottawa area for a tour.

I am a (semi) retired academic and writer whose work involved some of Canada's most impressive cultural and arts institutions. I loved taking my students on tours of these exhibits and collections and love to impart my knowledge and passion for them.

I come from a multicultural and multilingual background. My mother's family was from Lebanon and my dad was a 15th generation francophone canadien. As a result, I grew up hearing lots of languages and developed a world view that was both diverse and deeply rooted in Canada. The complex and little-known people's history of this country became a scholarly pursuit for me. I also love maps and, as a traveller myself, exploration often leads to the backroads, waterways and trails of the not-oft beaten track.

Ottawa is not only the capital of a huge and diverse nation, it is also an urban experience on a human scale that is only a very short drive to beautiful wilderness sights and historic small towns of both British and French ancestry. I explore the Ottawa vicinity for the best backroads, the little-known architectural gems, the historic sites, and the most pastoral trails and waterways that the guidebooks miss. I've spent hundreds of hours researching in small out-of-the-way archives writing and photographing for magazines and book projects. And, I've done so on foot, on a bike, and, most happily for me, in a canoe.

By the way, this is a new venture for me, so reviews are not yet forthcoming. I would be happy to share my teaching reviews and commendations with you. Cheers and bon voyage!

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The Rideau Valley Garden (and cannabis),...

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Rural heritage, award-winning gardens, and Canada's b(l)ooming cannabis,...

289 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours

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Lac Phillipe hiking and paddling

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Hiking and canoeing at Lac Phillipe plus the village of Wakefield

324 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

5 hours

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High School Students Ottawa Tour

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Ottawa's cultural and historic highlights for high school groups

227 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Where Ontario began

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The oldest architecture of the United Empire Loyalists.

289 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

4 hours

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The cultural and natural history of the,...

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Kingsmere, Meech Lake, and the Champlain Lookout

227 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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