In praise of Ottawa’s unsung heroes! Beechwood’s 25th annual historical walking tour Sunday, Sept. 8


What better way could there be to wind down a glorious run of summer than by taking a leisurely stroll through history in one of Ottawa’s finest park-like settings?

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Beechwood Cemetery Foundation will be hosting its popular annual guided historical walking tour to visit the gravesites of a few of the 87,000 people who are buried in Canada’s national cemetery. The free outdoor annual tour, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, starts at 2 p.m. and lasts about an hour.

For the past quarter of a century, Beechwood has been sharing the life stories of famous and lesser-known figures in Ottawa’s history through these entertaining and informative walking tours. In previous years the tour has visited with the likes of Bytown founding father William Pittman Lett, composer Violet Archer, engineer and inventor Sir Sandford Fleming, and pioneer settler and 1812 Anglo-American War heroine Maria Hill.