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African Canadian Heritage Tour – A group tour experience

The north shore of Lake Erie was a primary destination for fugitive slaves following the north star to Canada and freedom. This overnight excursion to the northern terminus of the Underground Railroad of activists and abolitionists who helped thousands of enslaved African Americans escape from the southern United States is also a journey about the innate desire to be free.

This package can be used whether your approach is through the Detroit gateway or from the Niagara gateway using historic Talbot Trail. Included in this Black heritage-themed package are six Underground Railroad sites, an “Erie Soul” themed dinner and many opportunities to connect with this significant part of North American history through the words and memories of those whose ancestors travelled the path to freedom. To arrange a group tour, contact Doug Jackson at Ontario’s Fun Connection by phone 1-877-877-0253 or email at dougj@ontariosfunconnection.com.

Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
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