Get a unique look at the nation’s capital with this “Signal vs. Noise”-themed walking tour, suitable for both young and old, small and tall. Part historic walkabout, part “coffee crawl” of the city’s best java joints, get a high-energy personal introduction to past events in the city that made news, as well as the people that shaped it—traces that remain all around today, if you know where to look.
Ottawa’s most knowledgeable and lively chronicler, Phil Jenkins (An Acre of Time), guides participants from hotspots like the site of D’Arcy McGee’s assassination, which sent waves of shock through the nation; to the Ottawa Citizen’s birthplace; the back entrance to the Press Club, with its fifty-plus years of furtive entrances and exits; and the origins of Canada’s first long-distance radio broadcast, aired from the Chateau Laurier.
- Series: Oot and Aboot
- General admission: $10
- May 10, 2014
- 11:00 am
- National Archives, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa