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Join us on a range of regular guided walks around Ottawa, focusing on issues that shape Canadian public policy. Local experts lead groups of maximum 8 people on 1 to 1.5 hours leisurely walks around Ottawa’s streets that are significant for a...more
I was thrilled to become an "alien," undercover in the Rideau Centre on Ottawa (De)tours' Mall Ratting tour. I was given an MP3 and headphones and was then sent off on my own, guided by a pleasant voice who would tell me when to turn,...More
The Branding Canada and the Politics of Memory walk was extremely informative. One of my favorite parts to the session were on how the images and symbols on the Canadian currency have changed over time and with the priorities of the government in power. I...More
The Branding/Iconography tour already has me — born here in Ottawa — looking more deeply at the government branding/propoganda which this city is awash in. From money to monuments, Andrew, a bright and engaging man, exposed the hidden political layers just under the surface of...More
I really enjoy a good walking tour, and this one certainly qualified! I took the mall tour with some friends and enjoyed both the format (which was totally new to me) and the content. The tour seemed well-researched and the tour guide was friendly.
I have done two tours with Detours to date: the food tour and the mall tour. Both were interesting and well worth the time, and would likely appeal to visitors and/or residents alike (I've been in Ottawa for four years). I think the dynamic of...More
I took the mall tour with a few of my friends. I've taken a few walking tours before but this one was very different (for the better). Megan, our friendly tour guide, met us outside the Rideau mall and gave us ipods and instructions. We...More