8:30 a.m. Depart from Blessed Trinity Church – 3220 Bayview Ave, Toronto
3:00 p.m. Visit to the Canadian Museum of History. The Museum of History’s permanent galleries explore Canada’s 20,000 years of human history and a program of special exhibitions expands on Canadian themes and explore other cultures and civilizations, past and present. With roots stretching back to 1856, the Museum is one of North America’s oldest cultural institutions.
5:00 p.m. Check-in to the Quality Inn & Suites Gatineau
6:00 p.m. Dinner at Restaurant Ottavio
7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Chez Cora
9:00 a.m. Enjoy an Ottawa City tour. Your tour of the nation’s Capital will include the look-out at the Museum of History, the Prime Minister’s Residence, Rideau Hall, Rideau Canal, Rockcliffe District, ByWard Market, and much more….
10:00 a.m. Guided visit of Rideau Hall, home of the Governor General of Canada. This will include a one hour guided tour of the residence. Since 1867, Rideau Hall has been the home of the Queen’s representative in Canada and home away from home for visiting dignitaries. Many of the greatest historical figures of the twentieth century have been guests at Rideau Hall. This is also the place where Canadians honour their own every year for extraordinary accomplishments of courage and commitment and contributions to the arts, sciences, and the humanities.
11:30 a.m. Lunch on own at the ByWard Market. Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal; Lt-Col. By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George and York Streets to be extra wide to accommodate the horse-drawn carriages that brought foodstuffs to the market every day. Within an area roughly four-square blocks, you’ll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair and aesthetics salons, and more! The ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.
3:00 p.m. Ottawa River Cruise. This Ottawa River cruise offers the finest views along the River. You have the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape of Ottawa. The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.
6:00 p.m. Dinner at Restaurant Canal Ritz
7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Chez Cora
9:00 a.m. Visit to the Canadian Museum of War. The museum covers all facets of Canada’s military past. It includes major permanent exhibitions on wars that have been fought on Canadian soil, the total wars of the twentieth century, the Cold War and peace support operations abroad, and Canada’s history of honouring and remembrance. There is also an open storage area displaying large objects from the Museum’s collection, from naval guns to tanks, from motorcycles to jet aircraft.
10:30 a.m. Free time and lunch on own at the ByWard Market
Rate: Single $829.00 / Twin $699.00 / Triple $659.00 / Quad $639.00
Minimum of 35 passengers and maximum of 45 passengers
Due Date: August 10, 2023
Cheques made out to: Mary Morton Tours
($30.00 subsidy from RTOERO District 23 will be reimbursed to participants following the trip)
762 Clarence St. Woodbridge
ON L4L 8V2