ANNUAL FIELD TRIP: Vankleek Hill | May 25, 2019

Undated Photo: Grand Hotel on Main Street, Vankleek Hill, circa 1910.

The Third Annual Heritage Ottawa Field Trip

DAY-TRIP TO VANKLEEK HILL, Ontario's Gingerbread Capital

and the

MacDonell - Williamson House

WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 8:30am to 4:30pm

Join Heritage Ottawa on our Third Annual field trip!

Our first stop is beautiful Vankleek Hill, where we’ll visit the Vankleek Hill Museum which operates out of an 1834 building that interprets local history through the prism of a general store. We'll also take a Gingerbread Walking Tour to experience some of the many historic homes adorned with the distinctive architectural millwork that gave rise to the town’s renown as Ontario’s Gingerbread Capital.

We’ll enjoy a tasty sit-down lunch at Herb’s Travel Plaza Restaurant, located at 417 Main Street East in Vankleek Hill.

After lunch, we'll travel to Pointe-Fortune for a guided tour and full English Tea at the Macdonell-Williamson House, built in 1817.

MEET: 8:30 am at Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue for a 9:00 am departure to Vankleek Hill by bus.
Cost: $35 per person includes round-trip bus transportation and all guided museum visits.

Please note: Lunch is not included in the price of the trip.

CLICK HERE for the Field Trip Itinerary.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


To register, visit the DONATION page on our website to make a $35 payment via Paypal. Please mark "Vankleek Hill Trip" in the "Commemorative Details" field.

You can also pre-register by mailing or dropping off a cheque payable to Heritage Ottawa marked "Vankleek Hill Trip", along with your name and contact information, to our office at

Heritage Ottawa, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the event is full. Cheques must be received by May 23, 2019.

For more information, please contact Heritage Ottawa at or call 613-230-8841.