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About the Episode
Have you ever visited the Byward Market in Ottawa? How about Dawson City in the Yukon? Have your ever taken a haunted walking tour? If so, you have participated in Heritage Tourism. While heritage tourism includes visiting museums and art galleries, there is indeed more to it than these traditional activities.
In this episode, Robin and Keely are joined by guest host Tom Bigelow. With his unique experience working at the Bytown Museum, the Diefenbunker, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, as well assisting with the development of a walking tour for the Workers’ Heritage Centre, Tom discusses the ins and outs of Heritage Tourism; its history, its future, and its appeal to visitors on a global scale.
- To learn more about the Ottawa Jail Hostel visit their website.
- Interested in a ghost tour? Haunted Walks holds tours in Ottawa, Toronto, and Kingston.
- To learn more about the Bytown Museum, click here.
- Learn more about the Workers’ Heritage Centre.
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Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy
Hosts: Robin Mullins and Keely McCavitt
Guest Host: Tom Bigelow
Researchers: Kirsty Walker, Kierstin Stewart, Sara Wilmshurst, and Nick Bridges
Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy
Web Content: Casandra Masse
Image Credit: Chris Lund. “Tourists view the city of Montreal from the lookout on Mount Royal.” National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada.