Beyond Borders Guided Tour

Various Locations Cornwall, ON


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 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.


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.