Tours at OGS Conference 2014

These tours will be led by a knowledgeable tour leader and will be accompanied by a tour volunteer.

Meal costs are not included in the cost of the tour if a lunch is mentioned as part of the tour.

Thursday  May 1st Tours.

Fort Erie and Battlefield Tour

Minimum 30 attendees, Maximum 45 attendees

Depart Brock at 8.30am, Return at 2pm

Cost $68.00 - Lunch Included

This tour of Canada's oldest British fort (1764) will take the attendee back to the fort's siege of 1814. One can choose British or American sides on a tour of the grounds with its Guard's Rooms, Soldier's Barracks, Officer's Quarter. Powder Magazine and much more. The guests will then travel along the Niagara Parkway to "Elements of the Falls" for a buffet lunch before returning to Brock.

Journey through Historic Port Dalhousie and the Welland Canal

Minimum 30 attendees: Maximum 45 attendees

Depart Brock at 1pm, return at 5pm

Cost $34.00

This tour consists of a 70 minute stroll around historic Port Dalhousie with the viewing of early canal locks from the early canals, a locks tender house, monuments and early buildings. The last part of the tour is a trip along the present Welland Canal and a stop at lock 3 viewing station and museum. The tour continues along the flight locks up the escarpment and then ends at Brock University.

An Historical Journey through Niagara on the the Lake

Minimum 30 attendees: Maximum: 45 attendees

Depart Brock at 9am, return at 3.30pm

Cost $40.00 - Lunch Extra

This tour will stop at the village of Queenston and visit the Brock monument as well as the Laura Secord House. The tour will include the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie and its unique printing press. The journey will continue along the scenic and historically important Niagara Parkway  to the town of Niagara on the Lake  for lunch and for visiting time in this early Ontario town.

Friday May 2nd. Tours

Fort George and the McFarland House

Minimum 30 attendees: Maximum 45 attendees

Depart Brock at 9.30am, return at 2.30pm

Cost $58.00: Lunch at McFarland House $7-$10

This tour stops at Fort George to permit attendees to visit the fort's major buildings and to permit examination of artifacts in the fort. This site was the headquarters of the British Army during the War of 1812-14. The tour concludes with lunch at the historic McFarland House.  

The Black History Tour and the Underground Railway

Minimum 30 attendees, Maximum 45 attendees

Depart Brock at 1 pm, Return at 5pm

Cost: $45.00

This tour by Lezlie Harper Wells will begin by travelling to Fort Erie to visit the site at which many Blacks first entered Canada, including Josiah Henson of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" fame.  The tour will visit the Coloured Cemetery in Fort Erie and stop at the BME church in St. Catharines which Harriet Tubman helped to found. The tour ends with visits to the site of the grave of Anthony Burns and the site of Richard Pierpoint of Butlers Rangers and War of 1812 notoriety.