Explore local history with Beyond Borders guided tour

July 4, 2018

Beyond Borders tour

Beyond Borders tour

Explore the history of Downtown Cornwall, Akwesasne’s Thompson Island and more with the Beyond Borders guided local history tour on Saturday, July 21st.

The day-long event will provide a unique window into the amazing culture and history that exists between two neighbouring communities.

The event starts at 9:30 am at the parkette on Pitt Street between Second and Third Streets.

First up, tour-goers will enjoy a guided walk along Pitt Street, Lamoureux Park and the waterfront with local historian Sara Lauzon. Sara will take participants on a trip back in time, noting in particular the Great Fire of 1933, the construction of the Cornwall Canal, this history of the SDG Jail and much more.

The Cornwall component of the tour ends around 11:30 am when tour-goers will travel by bus from the Cornwall Civic Complex parking lot to Summerstown. At that point, participants will travel by pontoon to Thompson Island for a lunch. The afternoon will be spent enjoying guided medicine walks and learning about First Nations culture specific to Akwesasne while experiencing the beauty of Thompson Island.

Tour-goers will return to the mainland by pontoon, and then to the Civic Complex parking lot, arriving at approximately 4 pm.

The event is rain or shine.

Tickets for the event are $50 each and are available as of Thursday, July 5th at the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Second and Sydney Streets.

For more information, please call 613-933-4004 ext. 224.

Additional Events
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at info@staging.banfield.agency to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie