Haileybury Great Fire Guided Walk
The tour will start in our co-working center called Co-worx. When the group arrives, we will take the time to get to know each other. Thereafter, I will present the history of the region by projecting vintage photos on a large screen. This building, rebuilt after the fire, has been renovated to keep the old features of the building. The group will have the chance to meet and we will present the story of the Haileybury Great Fire where more than 6,000 people in the region lost their homes on October 4, 1922. The vintage photos projecteur 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 was ending.
On foot, over a distance of just over 2.0 km, we will discover the history of some twenty places that were affected by the Great Fire.
During the visit, I will tell you anecdotes of people who spent more than 5 hours in the cold waters of the lake while they watched their city burn. I will also share how a new generation of entrepreneurs are giving a new life to this small community in Northern Ontario by using the history, the art and the beauty of the lake.
We will end the tour by tasting craft beers from Whiskeyjack micro-brewery.