Great Fire Guided Walk

Great Fire Guided Walk

Take part of Haileybury’s Great Fire Guided Walk and learn with Nicole, your guide, about one of Canada’s 10 biggest disasters! 

About Haileybury’s Great Fire Guided Walk Experience

Great Fire Guided Walk with Nicole GuertinThe tour will start downtown Haileybury at Co-Worx, a renovated historical building operating now as a co-working center.  The group will have the chance to meet and be introduced to the story of the Great Fire where more than 6,000 people in the region lost their homes on October 4, 1922. Vintage photos on the big screen will make you realize the scale of the fire and the reason it was one of Canada’s 10 biggest disasters. You will understand the challenge of the people of the time to rebuild a city destroyed 90% just when the silver rush began to die out.

On foot, over a distance of just over 2.0 km, you will discover the history of some twenty places that were affected by the Great Fire. During the visit, Nicole will share anecdotes of people who spent more than 5 hours in the cold waters of the lake while they watched their city burn and the heroes of this drama. Nicole will also explain how a new generation of entrepreneurs are giving a new life to this small Northern Ontario community by using the history, the art and the beauty of the lake. You tour will end with a craft beer tasting at the Whiskeyjack Beer micro-brewery.  Here is the AirBnb link to Nicole’s experience.

Nicole has been a key player in the redevelopment of the tourism industry in the Temiskaming region.  She is co-owner of the Presidents Suites and Co-Worx.  In 2017 she was recognized as one of the most influential woman in Northern Ontario by being presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Historic Discovery – Walking – Connecting
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What is a Temiskaming Experience

Live the Temiskaming experience, experience with locals what life is in beautiful lake Temiskaming region!  Discover our hidden gems, and immerse yourself in our culture, traditions and languages.  As more and more people grow tired of resorts and standard vacations, there is a shift towards wanting to see the “real” side of a destination. People are looking for truly local and authentic experiences.  Travellers are demanding authentic, experientially oriented opportunities with more meaningful interactions with locals.  Authenticity-seeking tourism is about unique accommodation, unique atmosphere, and interactions with hosts and with the local culture.

It is a one-of-a-kind activity designed and hosted by a local. Unlike a typical tour, an experience offers a deep-dive into the local culture and traditions of the host. Hosts offer their guests special knowledge, unique skills, and inside access to local places in the community.  You will create lasting connections and treasured memories.  Live the a Temiskaming experience!

Our beautiful Temiskaming region is about one lake, two provinces, and three cultures.  When visiting our region, you will be able to be close to nature, you will be able to slow down, you will be able to discover a new way of living.


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