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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


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Bryan Prince

Bryan Prince is an award-winning author and expert on the history of the Underground Railroad in the U.S. and Canada. His books include ”I Came As A Stranger,” “A Shadow On The Household” and “One More River To Cross,” and he contributed to the book “A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Freedom and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderlands,” which is co-authored by several historians from Canada and the U.S. Bryan also wrote the script for the television documentary, “A Thousand Miles to Freedom,” and is the historical consultant for the PBS television documentary “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story.” He has served as a consulting editor with England’s Adam Matthew Publications digital project “Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, and is a member of the Ontario Bicentenary Commemorative Committee on the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Bryan is also a member of the International Underground Railroad Heritage Program.

Shannon Prince

Both an educator and student of history, Shannon Prince is the curator of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum and is a graduate from the Museum Studies Program through the Ontario Museums Association. She has lectured extensively across North America and is an organizer of the annual Canadian/U.S. Black History and Genealogy Conference that brings together distinguished scholars from across the continent. A much sought after storyteller, Shannon is a participant in re-enactments and has performed in the stage production of the historical drama Rainbows and Wings. She has been a member of several historical organizations in Canada and the U.S., including Ontario’s Underground Railroad Alliance, The African Canadian Heritage Network and the Board of Directors for the Capitol Theatre. Shannon is also the chair of the National Historic Sites Alliance of Ontario, and is a member of numerous forums and cultural committees.

Bruce Bell

Bruce Bell — journalist, author, playwright, actor and curator — is considered Toronto’s most famous historian and was named the Official Historian of St. Lawrence Hall by the city of Toronto. An award-winning playwright, he also published “Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood” and “TORONTO: A Pictorial Celebration.” Bruce’s mission is to tell Toronto’s history through his writings and lectures, including his sold-out shows at Toronto’s famed Winter Garden Theatre.

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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances


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